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Title: To Fret or Not to Fret
Url: http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U163
Publisher: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Description: This math unit from Illuminations allows students to examine geometric sequences and exponential functions through the example of the placement of frets on stringed instruments. The unit includes two lessons, appropriate for grades 9-12. In the first lesson, students will measure the distance from the bridge to the nut and each fret on a stringed instrument. In the second lesson, the students will use that data to determine where to place frets on an instrument. Each lesson should take one class period to complete.
LC Classification: Music and books on music -- Musical instruction and study -- Instrumental techniques -- Stringed instruments
Science -- Mathematics -- Algebra -- Miscellaneous elementary topics, A-Z -- Exponents
Science -- Mathematics -- Geometry -- Elementary geometry -- Problems, exercises, examinations
Science -- Mathematics -- Geometry -- Elementary geometry -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Mathematics -- Geometry
Arts -- Music
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Exponential functions
Mathematics -- Measurement
Mathematics -- Ratio and proportion
Mathematics -- Geometry
Resource Type: Demonstrations
Instructional Materials
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Mathematical Models
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Format: html
Audience: Secondary Education
Language: English
Rights: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Access Rights: Free access
Source: Scout Staff
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