R&L Education / National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
Trim: 7½ x 10½
978-1-57886-978-7 • Hardback • January 2009 • $111.00 • (£85.00)
978-1-57886-979-4 • Paperback • January 2009 • $46.00 • (£35.00)
978-1-57886-980-0 • eBook • January 2009 • $43.50 • (£33.00)
Karin K. Nolan has taught music at every grade level from preschool through college over the last eight years, including her currently position teaching music for Tucson Unified School District in Tucson, AZ, and teaching music education at the University of Arizona. While currently completing her doctorate in Music Education, Nolan presents at numerous conferences and workshops around the country about her research endeavors, arts integration, learner-centered education, and arts advocacy.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Part 2 Ready-to-Use Plans for Arts-Integrated Mathematics Lessons
Part 3 How to Create Your Own Arts-Integrated Curriculum
Finally, after years of discussion encouraging classroom teachers to use arts-integrated materials in their curricula, here is a book that offers primary mathematics teachers the necessary tools to teach through the arts! Musi-Matics! not only provides lessons to enhance curricular offerings, it provides guidelines for the development of lessons using arts-integrated materials.
— Donald L. Hamann, Director, Institute for Innovation in String Teaching, University of Arizona
The musical explanations are detailed, and the author rightfully claims that no musical background is necessary, although teachers must be comfortable leading their students in songs . . . Teachers of primary grades who are looking for ways to integrate the arts or to augment their mathematics lessons will find this book helpful.
— Teaching Children Mathematics, November 2009
Karin Nolan has developed a text that integrates age-appropriate music and math concepts for primary school students. Lesson plans are written clearly, and teachers do not need a background in the arts to use this book. I especially appreciated the many hands-on lessons throughout the book, which will engage children in music and math activities and lead to more in-depth learning.
— Diane Persellin, Professor of Music Education, Trinity University; Editor, General Music Today