Elementary Orchestra: MAFS.K12.MP.7.1

Big Idea: Mathematical Practice
  • Understanding: Look for and make use of structure.
    • Benchmark: Look for and make use of structure. Proficient students look closely to discern a pattern or structure. They recognize the significance of an existing line in a geometric figure and can use the strategy of drawing an auxiliary line for solving problems. They also can step back for an overview and shift perspective. They can see complicated things, such as some algebraic expressions, as single objects or as being composed of several objects.
☆ Categorized as Best Assessed in the Classroom (BAC)

Students will be able to:

  • utilize pattern recognition to memorize music.
  • recognize patterns through music theory and utilize the information in rehearsal, individual practice, and performance.
    • patterns such as form, time signatures, phrasing, sequencing, key centers, harmonic structure, voicing, and instrumentation.
  • recognize the function of lines and spaces of the staff (including the addition of ledger lines) as the means of visually representing pitch.
  • understand rhythmic relationships regarding time signature classification.

Students will know:

  • patterns such as form, time signatures, phrasing, sequencing, key centers, harmonic structure, voicing, and instrumentation.