Math by Music's songs first began in a classroom almost 25 years ago, formally known as Mr. Smith's Musical Math for Children. As an elementary school teacher for over 30 years, Mr. Smith was dedicated to the success of his students. With his creative mind and strong passions for education, he created several methods for teaching children math, reading, and even art. Each song is a product of finding a more effective way to help kids understand concepts that could otherwise be difficult to grasp. With his extensive background in music, Mr. Smith implemented these methods into fun and catchy songs for children. Today, Mr. Smith's program is known as Math by Music, teaching kids that math is just as easy as learning the ABC's.
Teaching style and techniques are applied with music. Everything from Math, English, Science, and Art are all subjects that have been taught in Mr. Smith's classroom through music.
E.R.I.C., a national government educational organization, has specifically sought out Mr. Smith's Math Program to be used for all national rural and migrant educational institutions. Brigham Young University has recognized Mr. Smith's math program like other organizations have. BYU once named Mr. Smith an instructor offering BYU credit for his seminars and service workshops. Mr. Smith's Musical Math for Children has also been accepted and approved by the board of review from Parent's Magazine. Mr. Smith has been spotlighted on "Our District News" channel in Salinas California. See "Melvin Smith on Schools in the Spotlight" on You Tube.
University of Phoenix Masters Program, School Administration and Supervision 1997 – 2000 Brigham Young University Bachelors of Arts, Elementary Education 1971 – 1975
Currently Retired Elementary School Teacher Elementary School Teacher John Steinbeck Elementary School August 2000 – June 2007 (6 years 11 months)Salinas, California Area Elementary School Teacher Roosevelt Elementary School August 1997 – June 2000 (2 years 11 months)Phoenix, Arizona Area Elementary School Teacher Sunnyside Elementary School 1995 – 1997 (2 years)Sunnyside, Utah Migrant Program Elementary School Teacher Fillmore Elementary School 1982 – 1995 (13 years)Fillmore, Utah Elementary School Teacher Delta South Elementary School 1980 – 1995 (15 years)Delta, Utah Elementary School Teacher Arbon Valley Elementary School 1975 – 1978 (3 years)Arbon, Idaho