The Symphony Orchestra just performed and Steve the Sanitation Engineer has a cart full of leftover notes from the concert. His primary job is to recycle them quickly to turn them into more music.
In this game, your students will see a note appear on the screen and have to say how many beats are shown. After the student gets the correct answer "4 beats", "2 beats", "7 beats", etc, the powerpoint slide advances, and the animated note gets thrown into the Rhythm Recycler!
For all of their hard work, they earn cold hard CASH! Keep track of the cash in the upper right hand corner of the power while students reinforce understanding notation values. You can play this as a class, individually, boys vs. girls, class vs. class whatever you wish! I usually play this as a class and have each student individually go behind the projector and yell the beats, and let the next student come up. I put on a 3 or 4 minute timer with background music and they'll see their finally tally of cash at the end. Very cool and VERY competitive! Engaging lesson to the max!
All of the animations are embedded inside the powerpoint, and works with Microsoft Office 2007 and up. Also included is the PDF file just in case you want to use that instead. There's also a non-standard font included which you need to install if you use the powerpoint and there are directions included in the ZIP file how to install.
If you have any questions, please let me know by sending me an email - firstname.lastname@example.org. Have fun!