Educational sonification exercises: Pathways for mathematics and musical achievement
This paper reports developments in the use of sonifications and sonification software for educational purposes. Adolescent subjects received training in Cartesian graphing over several sessions with sonification software and a sonification-enhanced curriculum. The project attracted students with low linguistic and logical-mathematical capabilities. Students were engaged by musical composition activities, but they remained anxious about traditional mathematics activities. Though students' mathematical abilities improved only slightly according to a traditional mathematical assessment, this project demonstrated the students' increased comfort level with the subject of mathematics and an increased understanding of the concepts within their own set of linguistics.