I give them the option of singing the song live in class, or pre-recording it and bringing in a video. Most of the videos I receive are the kids standing and dancing to the song they made. I love it when students go above and beyond the criteria.
This year, I had two really good videos. They both had great original songs with a great video. The kids have voted in the classroom for the favorite video. Since I created a class facebook this year, I have put the videos to a vote on there, as well. I love seeing the parents promote and share the videos on their pages. This has turned out to be a wholesome, family project with the voting.
Go to my facebook page and check them out:
Video 1: Click here
Video 2: Click here
|Math in action|
I am going to give both groups a prize, but the group with the most overall votes will get a special prize. The next project is a commercial, and I have already heard different students say they were really going to work hard on it! Cha-Ching!!! Excited about math..... WooHoo!!!
The objectives of this project are:
(1) help students retain frequently used mathematical procedures by setting them to music/verse
(2) integrate math with music/verse/dance, providing students with the opportunity to utilize both their cognitive and creative abilities
(3) provide a motivational strategy that will encourage an appreciation for mathematics
Students will present an original song/rap and dance.
The song/rap must:
- have a catchy title
- have a music accompaniment that will be played during the presentation
- music of any kind can be used (preexisting or your own creation)
- preexisting songs can be used but the lyrics must be dubbed out
- be less than 2 minutes but more than one minute in duration
- consist of acceptable lyrics that cover any math topic (approved list)