Know Your Math Facts!

Phil uses West African drum rhythms
to teach Math Facts!

Know Your Math Facts!
Phil’s new program features Rhythm Mathematics—his new standards-based activities that use West African drum rhythms to teach and reinforce math facts: 

  • doubles & doubles plus one,  
  • skip counting,
  • multiplication facts, and
  • fractions and ratios.

He presents both primary and intermediate assemblies, and tailors each program so that it is grade-level appropriate.

To see and hear a sample of how Phil uses rhythm to teach skip counting and multiplication, please see the video of his daughter, Sarah, on the right.



Free Site License CD
Phil also provides a free site license CD so your school can continue to reinforce math facts with all of these exciting rhythms throughout the year!

Fractions on an Indonesian

Music From Other Cultures
During the assembly, your students will also participate in a Native American acorn grinding song based on repeating mathematical patterns, and will learn how the ancient Greek mathematician, Pythagoras, used ratios and fractions to make music. Finally, they will hear how fractions are represented in music from Indonesia, Mexico, Africa, China, and the Caribbean.

Rhythm and Math Night

At the family night, the kids learn how to make musical instruments with geometric shapes and fractions, and apply their knowledge to build origami poppers and tube drums. Then, they perform popular hand drum rhythms from Nigeria, Guinea, and Liberia, and join together to form a giant drum circle featuring rhythms from around the world!

Assemblies are $725 for two 50-minute presentations within a 2-hour timeframe. 

Family Activity Nights are $725 for one 2-hour presentation. 

Assembly/Family Night combinations are $200 off—now only $1250.

In-Class Field trips are $550 for 2-3 classes in a 2-hour timeframe. 

There is an additional travel charge for schools more than 1 hour from downtown Sacramento, California.


The following multimedia activities relate to this program:

Unifix Cube Drum Machine

Musical Fraction Bars
Playing Fraction Pies 

Morse Code Music

Pattern Block Rock
Musical Fraction Tubes



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