**No Musical Talent or Ability Necessary to Use this Product!**

- Lay the Musical Math Numberline on top of an
**FAO Schwarz 70-inch piano mat***. (Product may be available through other sources.)

“How To Set it Up” video

- OR lay the small numberline on top of the
**portable roll-up piano**.**

- Choose the song you want to play.

- Read the math problem, one number at a time, to the students.

- Watch them having fun learning math while dancing to the problem!

“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” video

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**Lesson Ideas**- “
*Name that Tune”*:*(teacher led)*As a student dances out the math problem on the numberline, classmates calculate the numeric answer on their*desk clings*while guessing the tune being played.

Students pair together and use the numberline fun to practice math problems.**Share Pair:**(student led)

Musically inclined students can take songs that they know, tap them out on the numberline, then create the corresponding math problem to share with classmates.**Tap it Out:**

**Song Magic****:**Students can also write their own songs and create the corresponding math problems to share.

**Cross-Curricular Ideas**

* History*: students can research the history behind the nursery rhymes

* Writing*: students can answer the questions in the discussion sections in written form

* Public speaking/debate*: students can debate the answers to the questions in the discussion sections

* Math*: of course, students are adding and subtracting postive and negative numbers, and are introduced to fractions!

* Music*: students gain insight into tone and pitch;

they gain listening skills when they take songs they are familiar with and work out the melody on the numberline;

they use their creative skills when they write their own songs and write the math that goes with it

* Physical Education*: they get exercise, using their feet to perform!

Desk clings are available for students to use at their desks

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