Thomas Armstrong, in his book “Multiple Intelligences: In the Classroom” had a really neat idea to engage those students with the musical learning style. He suggests teachers create “discographies”. Teachers can create play lists of songs for background music to play during work sessions. Of course social studies will have a much easier time coming up with play lists for their content, but even math can find music that includes their content if they want to interest their students with the musical learning style. Students with the musical learning style might even find relevance to the content where they have never made a connection before. Math teachers who want to interest their students with the musical learning style should check out a band called “The Mathematicians“. Their music, especially their early work, might work for them.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico offers many differentiated instruction activities to interest the many multiple intelligences. Check it out!