Encouraging students to gain an understanding and develop a level of comfort with numeracy through hands-on musical learning.
The Math Thru Music (MTM) DJ program combines numeracy with DJing to create the ultimate fun learning experience for all ages. No matter the choice of music, math plays a huge part in being a DJ and the MTM program connects the dots. DJs perform under immense pressure and some of that can be relieved through knowing basic mathematics. Our program helps students learn the craft of Djing while building stronger numeracy skills. The creativity in a DJ is determined by his or her confidence, technique and math skills.
NO CALCULATORS ALLOWED! Believe it or not, basic math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are involved with DJing. Every song ever made has a BPM (Beats Per Minute), which determines the pitch and genre of the song. Using various formulas, students are taught to exercise their problem-solving skills in order to mix same or different genres of music together. MTM encourages curiosity and creativity while learning to understand mathematics.
LUNCHTIME OR AFTER-SCHOOL
Our program is offered on a weekly basis from Monday to Friday and we commit our services from September to May in schools. Based on available program days and times, all equipment is provided by Math thru Music. We respect the school climate and assure that only clean songs are used. Whether lunchtime or after-school, we promote a safe and inclusive environment for students.
EDU-BEATS 101 (Classroom)
Our 21st century approach turns-tables…..
Two or more DJ systems are provided to maximize class time participation. We offer challenging quizzes and hands-on DJ tests where students are given the opportunity to put their numeracy skills in action. We promote essential mathematical skills and empower students to continue learning these skills on their own. Whether music or math class, our staff work with the teacher to enhance the classroom experience.
The Electronic Percussion...our instrument of choice.
Mental Math and Critical Thinking are core characteristics of a DJ.