The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) has been providing educators with curated resources and tools to enhance their teaching practice since 1886.
In 1995, the RCM created a new division, Learning Through the Arts, to empower public school teachers to weave music and the arts into their instruction.
In 2014/15, an academic study by a Queen’s University researcher found that Learning Through the Arts led to large gains for a cohort of Grade 9 math students in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The percentage of Indigenous students who met the provincial standard grew from 44 to 66%, nearing the provincial average for all students. Non-indigenous students also experienced large gains.
MathBeat builds on this achievement with user friendly tools and resources so non-musically trained teachers can now benefit from including math-music connections in their instruction.