Music is an effective tool to use in the middle school classroom. Music is engaging, makes learning memorable, and can help relieve anxiety. Music can be connected to math in many different ways. Lyrics, melodies, and movement can be used to enhance learning. Students can learn the quadratic formula song to help with procedural memory; they can identify fractions in musical composition and notation; and they can write class songs to help retain information.
Walsh, J. & Coleman, B. (2023). Using music to teach math in middle school. South Carolina Association for Middle Level Education Journal, 144-151.