Number Drummer Workshops
The 3 workshops that produce the Number Drummer STEAM residency are also available as individual workshops. Each workshop provides a unique math and music experience, yet equally demonstrate the creative and engaging power of Number Drummer. (Max. 56 students or 2 classrooms per workshop)
The Drum Machine: Is there a relationship between 2 and 8? What is the connection between division and fractions? What does y=2x sound like? Students experience the relationship of numbers and the connection of different math concepts as they create the ultimate human drum machine. Math Focus: Skip-Counting, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, and Pre-Algebra (ADVANCED: Functions, Ratios, & Proportions) Music Focus: Beat, Rhythm, Timbre, Dynamics, Tempo, and Form.
Beat-Ball: Basketball integrated workshop that teaches and creates a rhythmic basketball routine using math. Requires large open space (gymnasium ideal). School must also provide basketballs for students to use. Math Focus: Repeated-Addition, Multiplication, Division, and Fractions. Music Focus: Beat, Rhythm, Timbre, Dynamics, Tempo, and Form.
The Rhythmic Restaurant: This workshop demonstrates creativity through mathematics. Students practice, perform and present their mathematical rhythms through a creative “real-world” dramatization. Requires space with tables and chairs. Media center ideal. Math Focus: Repeated-Addition, Multiplication, Division, and Fractions. Music Focus: Beat, Rhythm, Timbre, Dynamics, Tempo, and Form.