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Musician and composer Jake Shimabukuro explains how ratios of notes have an inverse relationship to the string length of a ukulele, allowing musicians to produce various notes and pitches, in this video from the Center for Asian American Media. In the accompanying classroom activity, students engage in discussions before and after the video in order to better understand the mathematics involved in describing this inverse relationship. This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School Collection.

Developed in collaboration with Four Strings Foundation. This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School collection.

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