Math and music have always been considered
closely connected in many ways. It is widely believed that students
who do well in music also excel in math. Some research shows that
starting music lessons at a young age enhances math ability . One
theory is that music strengthens the neural chords that transmit
information between the two hemispheres of the brains.
It is interesting to know that each of the
members of the first place winning team of this year’s Los
Angeles County Chapter Math Counts Competition from Palos Verdes
Intermediate School (PVIS), plays a musical instrument. Also, each
of the eight team members placed in the top ten of individual
Let’s take a look at some of the basic
components of music such as rhythm, tone and pitch, and see what
math has to do with them. Also, read this
article about how math related to piano training.