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Year 10A: Sounds of Music

by Sanjeev Meston


The aim of this activity is for students to see the relationship between music and mathematics, specifically the relationship between frequency and the note being played, a simple example of an exponential function.


  • Pitch
  • Frequency
  • Key or Note
  • Hertz

About the Lesson

Students collect data relating frequency and key and determine the corresponding exponential equation. The equation is then used to identify key or frequency.