Kids have been enjoying learning the piano with Hoffman Academy…absolutely recommend his lessons! Integrating a little maths and Mandarin for a wall display has not only brightened our classroom, but consolidated their music learning too!
They wrote the music to one of the recent songs that they have learned, on a big sheet of paper to display on our wall.
They have been learning the names of the different types of notes, so they used the piece of music to create a chart with the names of the notes in 中式 (zhōngshì) Chinese style, 英式 (yīngshì) English Style and 美式 (měishì) American style. Music is another beautiful language to learn! But even learning the difference between how the English and Americans refer to the notes, has helped consolidate fractions in Mandarin! For example a ‘quaver’ in the English language is an ‘eighth note’ in American, and a 八分音符, (bā fēn yīn fú) or literally ‘eight part music note’ in Chinese.
They then made a musical fraction chart, to visualise this ‘musical and foreign language’ in a mathematical way!
Awesome work and beautiful music!