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Music can help kids excel in complex subjects like math and physics.

Many kids are intimidated by these subjects in school. But music can help them better understand difficult equations and theories, according to researchers from the Athena Research Center’s Institute for Language and Speech Processing.

For example, students used a musical instrument with strings to learn wave theory in physics. They altered physical properties, such as the strings on the instrument, to understand how the density of a material creates different waveforms and sounds.

Due to these findings, more musical tools are being incorporated into classrooms around the world, including Greece, France, and Belgium.

Researchers say they are still measuring the impact of integrating music into these schools. So far, students are more motivated to learn.


(2019, May 9). How music and movement can help kids understand math. NeuroscienceNews. Retrieved from

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Taylor Bennett

Taylor Bennett is the Content Development Manager at Thriveworks. She devotes herself to distributing important information about mental health and wellbeing, writing mental health news and self-improvement tips daily. Taylor received her bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism, with minors in professional writing and leadership from Virginia Tech. She is a co-author of Leaving Depression Behind: An Interactive, Choose Your Path Book and has published content on Thought Catalog, Odyssey, and The Traveling Parent.

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