Description: Students will listen to music and mathematically discover how important the chorus is to the make-up of the song. Will math help us explain why they get stuck in our heads?
Common Core Standard: 7.RP.1 (and more)
Materials: 4 songs, a device to play them, and stopwatches to time
Student Learning Goals:
(1) Students will be able to set up complex ratios consisting of rational numbers.
(2) Students will be able to convert ratios into unit rates.
(3) Students will be able to compare unit rates and come to a conclusion about what the unit rate tells them.
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