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Maths and Music

Activity Overview

In this activity students graph trigonometric functions including changes to the period and addition of functions to model musical notes.


Students develop an understanding of the musical scale and see an application of trigonometric functions.


  • Octave
  • Frequency

About the Lesson

In this activity students learn about the music scale and the associated frequencies. Students graph trigonometric functions and their graphs, change the period and add other trigonometric function to build up a musical note with harmonics.