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The STEAM Journal


10.5642/ steam.MJYS8444


Culturally responsive content, accessible and inclusive tools, and meaningful interdisciplinary tasks can aid in developing equitable and creative learning environments. Music and mathematics are ideal disciplines for interdisciplinary creative learning. In this article, we reflect on our experiences engaging in interdisciplinary music and mathematics tasks with preservice teachers. In particular, we highlight specific efforts taken to design and implement a creative music and mathematics workshop for use in a mathematics methods course. Guided by these experiences, we offer examples of tools and practices that have helped preservice teachers collaborate, engage in inquiry, improvise, develop empathy, and take intellectual and social risks while building musical and mathematical skills, knowledge, and confidence.


Georgia Southern University faculty member, Dr. Alesia Moldavan authored Creative Learning with Music and Mathematics: Reflections on Interdisciplinary Collaborations in The STEAM Journal.


© February 2023 by the author(s). This open access article is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-NoDerivatives License. STEAM is a bi-annual journal published by the Claremont Colleges Library | ISSN 2327-2074 |

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