Rhythm Pie is a ‘delicious’ exploration of note names, fraction equivalency, note time value, and rhythm composition based on pie fractions. When the pie is folded into fractions, notes with corresponding names (half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth) appear on the ‘slices.’ Cut slices can be used as manipulatives and visual aids. Select 'pies' to use with your students according to their abilities and what rhythms you want to teach (quarter notes, quarter rests, eighth note pairs, half notes, sixteenth note quads, and eight/sixteenth note combinations.)
17 pages: two-page teaching guide, a Rhythm Pyramid chart, two pages/pies with iconic notation, and six different pie sheets in both colored and grayscale formats. Students can easily compose measures of rhythm individually or in collaboration with other students. These visuals and activities build a strong rhythm foundation, and for years afterward, students may refer to their ‘pumpkin, blackberry, peanut butter pies!’
These materials have proven highly effective and successful with K-8 students in both the music classroom and the regular classroom. Please check out the preview file. 'Cook up' some fun while facilitating concept attainment!
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Concepts: fractions, rhythm, notes, part to whole, Thanksgiving, fraction pies, rhythmic language, composing, singing game