Maths resource of the week 27

Maths resource of the week 27


Each week Craig Barton, creator of www.mrbartonmaths.com, picks out a TES maths resource that has caught his eye and records a short video about it. These videos will attempt to explain why Craig likes the resource, and offer up a few ideas about how it might be used in the classroom. If you have watched the video, downloaded the resource, and then used it in a lesson, it would be fantastic if you could return to this page to share your thoughts and ideas in the Comments section below, or to simply pass on your thanks to the author!

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Probability is almost certainly my favourite area of mathematics, and I am always on the look-out for resources and ideas that can allow me to take a different approach with the topic. This resource from KerithLT does exactly that. It is a PowerPoint file that looks at the relationships between music and probability. Specifically we look at two pieces of music that have been composed using chance – one from John Cage, and one from Mozart himself. This leads into a lovely discussion about the chances of certain bars and pieces of music being created, and has the potential for lots of musical cross-curricular follow-up work. This resource certainly hits all the right notes!

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