There has always been known connections between math and music. Many educators make these connections, but for the most part music is used as a mnemonic device (e.g. singing a multiplication song), or as a symbolic comparison that offers conceptual meaning (e.g. one quarter note = one fourth fraction), but does not provide applied understanding (e.g. musically performing mathematical equivalents rather than musical notation). New research shows that the greatest impact on understanding is by creating a multi-modal learning experience (e.g. visual, auditory, kinesthetic, tactile, olfactory, and gustatory), and the impact is even greater if the learning experience is also interactive (e.g. multimedia, real-world, project-based, etc.)
Number Drummer is built upon a multi-modal experience and is packed with educational benefits. It utilizes technology as an interactive platform and positive learning tool. It allows children with mathematical and musical intelligence to shine and excel. It unveils gifts and talents regardless of age, ability or disability, and fosters creativity. It provides a pathway for every learning style and is differentiated through its layered skills and multi-level framework. Special needs children or struggling learners do not feel isolated or singled out because their level of ability can simultaneously occur with other ability levels. Every participant has a chance to be independently successful, yet still be a part of a team. Number Drummer’s educational potential is immense, and best of all, no experience is required.
Number Drummer also integrates literacy skills, along with other important subject matter. Throughout this method, there are integrated lessons on letter sounds, syllabication, health and nutrition, character building, cultural awareness, science and social studies. One of the underlying goals of Number Drummer is to demonstrate how learning about a particular subject requires the experience and understanding of many areas. Children will discover that while they may struggle with a particular math skill, they may excel in understanding the context it was presented in. A child might not fully understand the concept of dividing, but they fully understand the meaning of sharing.
As it has been since its beginning, Number Drummer captivates and motivates children to learn without drawing attention to the work involved. Parents are always looking for ways to disguise vegetables into a favorite dish; Number Drummer is that favorite dish. You get all the mathematical nutrition and musical benefits disguised as captivating interactive entertainment.
We hope that one day you will have the opportunity to experience and be impacted by Number Drummer. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.