This activity provides the opportunity for students to analyse the similarities and differences between genres of popular music with particular focus on the variable measures of tempo. Students work in small groups and listen to different music tracks, measure the tempos and interpret and present the results. Although not essential, this project would work well as a cross-curricular project with the music department. My Music contains a detailed overview, lesson plans and worksheets needed for the activity,data on the BPM of various music tracks, and installers for the Audacity music application. In completing this activity, students will be expected to identify the mathematical aspects of a situation; simplify a situation in order to represent it mathematically, use appropriate variables; identify and classify patterns; interpret and analyse their results and reflect on and communicate their results. Students will also calculate with and manipulate rational numbers; use and apply ratio and proportion; use scale; units, compound measures and conversions. Students will also use measures of central tendency and spread. To use this resource: • download the zip file • extract all of the files • run the start file

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