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Classic: Rhythm Math
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Danish Zoo Match – Notes and Rests
Students recognize the difference between 13 single notes, 5 rests and 18 groupings of notes in a slow-paced game.
Madrid Match – Notes and Rests
Without taking turns, students sort identical cards into piles
Chance Match – Puzzle Notes
Students match rhythm playing cards to blue jello puzzle notes or rests by chance. Many repetitions keep the game enticing and it is a natural memory builder.
Fine – 5 Notes and 5 Rests
Students quickly arrange their own sets of notes and rests in order . . . then say Fine!
Chance Match – Notes and Rests
To practice matching the whole, half, quarter, eighth and sixteenth note and rest pairs.
To match note and rest pairs, introduce dotted notes and the concept of wraparound
Fine - 8 Notes and 5 Rests
Students match 5 rests and 8 notes (including dotted notes) in sequential order, played like other Fine games
War – Notes and Rests
To practice the relative values of notes and rests using a popular card game with several variations
Who's Playing First?
Students each draw one card to decide the order for an informal recital or special activity. Students already know the values of the cards