Number Drummer workshops

Creative math

ASU Faculty of Education students experience a Number Drummer Workshop that focuses on Number Drummer as a creative teaching method. 

ASU Faculty of Education students experience a Number Drummer Workshop that focuses on Number Drummer as a creative teaching method. 

Number Drummer Workshops provide participants with the opportunity to learn drumming through mathematics in a more individualized small group setting. During the workshops, participants walk through the key components that make up a Number Drummer performance, and learn, apply, and practice the required skills and concepts using instruments. Participants also exercise creative thinking as they produce, practice, and present their rhythmic work of art. Elementary workshops have a greater focus on math skills, such as addition, multiplication, division, fractions, money, algebra and more. Middle school workshops target mastery, and have a greater focus on music skills, yet reinforce and utilize mastered math skills such as fractions, ratios, proportions, and more. Music skills include beat, rhythm, timbre, dynamics, tempo, and form. It is a fun, energizing, and engaging experience that reveals musical talents and mathematical abilities. It is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

Middle school students practicing and preparing to get creative with their "rhythmic" math by transferring it to a restaurant setting.  Check out the "Rhythmic Restaurant" in the video section to see creative math at its finest.

Middle school students practicing and preparing to get creative with their "rhythmic" math by transferring it to a restaurant setting.  Check out the "Rhythmic Restaurant" in the video section to see creative math at its finest.