Learning objects Monster choir: look and listen


Help monsters in a choir to make animal and instrumental sounds in order. Look at a sequence of two or three shapes: squares, circles and triangles. Choose monsters so that their sounds match the shape pattern. Repeat the pattern to make a song. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students create a sound pattern that is equivalent to a given visual pattern.
Educational value
  • Challenges students to complete repeated patterns by identifying missing sounds.
  • Provides two levels of challenge to students.
  • Provides immediate feedback during sound pattern creation.
  • Provides the option of hearing the sound pattern as part of a performance.
Year level


Learning area
  • mathematics
  • Mathematics/Number and algebra
    • Mathematics/Comparative language
    • Mathematics/Geometric properties
    • Mathematics/Equivalence
    • Mathematics/Shape perception
    • Mathematics/Pattern perception
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Listening activity;
    • Analysis
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Author
    • Script writer
    • Name: Erica Dale
    • Organisation: Tungaroo Software
    • Address: Sydney NSW Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Jenni Way
    • Organisation: University of Western Sydney
    • Address: Penrith NSW Australia
    • URL: http://www.uws.edu.au/
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 21 Nov 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
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    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
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