# ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources
Subject: Arts Education (2 - 5), Mathematics (2 - 4)
Title: Groove Pizza
URL: https://apps.musedlab.org/groovepizza/?museid=CCpgss2Q_&
Description:

Students will compose music grooves using math concepts such as shapes, angles, and patterns. Start working with one of the "specials" pizza presets and add/remove "toppings" to adjust the groove, or click on the "Shapes" tab and drag various shapes onto the big circle to play and explore math-inspired grooves.  The shapes include triangle, quadrilateral, pentagon, hexagon, and octagon. They can download their compositions or share a link to the composition.

Subject: Arts Education (K - 2), Mathematics (K)
Title: Creating AB Patterns
URL: https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/resources-for-educators/classroom-resources/lessons-and-activities/lessons/k-2/creating-ab-patterns/
Description:

Students will use math manipulatives to create AB patterns. They will play rhythm instruments following the patterns.

Subject: Arts Education (2)
Title: Patterns Activity
URL: https://www.sfsymphony.org/SanFrancisco/media/SanFrancisco/PDFs/Education-Music%20Connects/AIM-II-Activity-Patterns.pdf
Description:

Students will identify and complete patterns.  They will create their own patterns and perform for the class. A student worksheet is provided.

Subject: Arts Education (K - 5)
Title: Kandinsky
URL: https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Kandinsky/
Description:

Students will draw different shapes on the screen.  The images will be transferred to sound by the website. This activity is inspired by Wassily Kandinsky, an artist who compared painting to making music.

Subject: Arts Education (2 - 3)
Title: The Language of Rhythm
URL: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/Programs/Music-Educators-Toolbox/Resources/3-The-Language-of-Rhythm
Description:

Students will read different rhythm patterns.  They will create body percussion and improvise new rhythm patterns. Students will dictate rhythm patterns using iconic or standard notation.  Finally, students will compose their own rhythm patterns.  Demonstration videos are provided.

Subject: Arts Education (K - 5)
Title: Composing in Common Time
URL: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/Programs/Music-Educators-Toolbox/Resources/2-Composing-in-Common-Time
Description:

Students will review steady beat and four-beat rhythmic patterns. Students can work in groups or alone to compose four-beat rhythm patterns in common time. Worksheets are provided to download. Worksheets include 4/4, 3/4, and 6/8 meter signatures. Videos are provided to demonstrate how the activity can be taught.

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