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Music + Math

Break barriers

What does an equitable math classroom sound like?

Honoring a commitment to making numeracy count for every student means going beyond advocating for the right to a rigorous curriculum. It means thinking outside the box to create meaningful and relevant math experiences that inspire students to believe in their ability to become unstoppable problem solvers—in and out of the classroom.

Using downloadable lessons and Spotify® playlists, Music Labs are a new way to inspire your students. Each lesson makes math relevant and brings students closer to understanding the numbers and patterns that create the music they love.

Equity + Access

Equitable math instruction means transforming skills into positive learning identities to inspire students’ belief in their ability to actively participate in the world around them.

Positive Math Experiences

Empower students to see themselves as capable learners and skilled problem solvers by curating meaningful math experiences.

Equitable Math Discussions

Cultivate math discussions that inspire students to view themselves as valuable members of their learning community.

Citizens of a Math-Centric Future

Equip students with the problem-solving skills required for empowered, active citizenship in a math-centric world.

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Music Labs

Create an equitable math culture

Imagine a classroom filled with students who listen to mathematics every day. Music Labs bridge the gap between what students think they’re capable of and what’s possible with confidence. Watch what happens when math is brought alive for students.

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How to Use Our Music Labs

Step 1: Download
Download our Music Lab lesson plans to get started.

Step 2: Choose or Curate
Visit open.spotify.com to choose an existing playlist or curate your own with your students. Search for "Houghton Mifflin Harcourt" and select from songs that engage, excite, and motivate learners.

Step 3: Activate Problem Solving
From using basic addition skills to curate ten-minute playlists to employing ratios and proportional relationships to graph how much bands are paid per song, innovative lesson plans bring relevance to math instruction.

Download Music Labs to experience an equitable math classroom firsthand!

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Transform your math classroom with our free Music Labs!