Writing Songs in GarageBand for Upper Elementary Math - One Best Thing

One of my passions as an educator is incorporating creativity in upper elementary math through technology. As a former 5th grade math teacher, I loved assessing my students' understanding by allowing them to write a song to teach the topic. GarageBand is the perfect tool for students to become true musicians! Through the use of Live Loops and Audio Recording, your students will bring their songs to life.

This resource will walk you through how to create a Live Loops song and add audio in GarageBand. This step-by-step guide can be shared with students as a reference as they use the tool. It also includes tips for content alignment, management, recording, and how to extend the activity.



Here is an example of a completed song to teach the steps of dividing fractions!

I hope this resource will provide support for you to find ways to incorporate GarageBand in your math classroom!


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Posted on May 03, 2024

Hi Kelsey

Congratulations on creating your One Best Thing project! I love your creativity to connect Maths with music and thank you for detailing the step by step instructions to make it much easier to create a song. Lots of skills embedded here. Well done!

Posted on May 05, 2024

Thanks for this quick and easy way to use GarageBand in Math - super simple for other disciplines too so learners can put their content to music!

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