Rap 'n Rhythmetic: Making Music with Arithmetic, Ratios, & Exponents (4 - 5)Last changed: 05/23/2023 5:40pm
|4 , 5
|Grade Level Program
Class duration is 30 to 90 minutes (based on school"s needs)
Performances are 30 min to 3 hrs (based on school"s needs).
See description for minimum students to qualify for live performance
|Combo In-School Performance & In-School Workshop
In addition to classroom workshop daysâ€¦
For vouchers with under 60 students, the RapOet performs for individual classrooms on the first OR last day
For vouchers with at least 60 students, the RapOet performs for the whole grade or school on the first OR last day (using auditorium or cafeteria)
|In-Person , Email , Other , Phone
If the above materials are not provided by the school, the RapOet will gladly bring a Laptop, speakers, paper, and utensils :)
If you can't provide the following materials, the RapOet will provide alternatives. Just let him know if you have:
- A smartboard with sound, speakers, and ability to connect a USB drive
- Paper/index cards and pens/crayons for students on Day 1 and 2
- A laptop for each student on Day 3 and 4. Alternatively, a laptop for each group of 2 to 4 students in the class.
Schools with at least 60 students will need an auditorium or cafeteria with a table where the RapOet can put his DJ's equipment, and will discuss the sound system in advance, to determine whether he'll use the schools sound system, speakers, and mics, or bring his own.
Schools with under 60 students will receive a scaled down performance in their individual classrooms, at the beginning of the residency... so no particular space or set up is required for them.
I can use arithmetic and algebra to determine the number of Hip-Hop rhythms that I can fit in a song.
I can create, compose, and revise a Hip-Hop style instrumental songs.
Students begin creating and revising a spoken word or rap song on the first day, then learn on the second day to analyze poetic meter using poetic and mathematical terms to differentiate individual line types. On the third day, they compose and revise an accompanying Hip-Hop instrumental, with electronic music software. On the fourth day, students use arithmetic including ratios and basic algebra, focusing on exponents to figure out the possible combinations of Hip-Hop rhythms available for their song. At the close, we'll record the RapOet rapping over the student's original music, and students will have a chance to perform their original spoken word or rap song as well. Schools with at least 60 students will see a live performance from the RapOet on the first day, before breaking into individual classes. Those with under 60 students will receive a smaller demonstration to start the individual classes on their first day. DIFFERENTIATION:5th graders are challenged to follow instructions, and discuss what the RapOet demonstrates (challenges to calculate rhythms are less complex, and emphasis is on comprehension rather than extrapolating to other examples)
For schools with over 60 students, caregivers can be audience members, helping to encourage students to participate during call & response, and helping students to come to the stage for showcase opportunities they may be shy about accepting on their own. During the performance, a ratio of 1 caregiver per every 3 students will not be distracting... as long as they come to participate. No cell phones or side conversations are permitted.