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The concept of THE MATH PARTY PROGRAM is research-based, and supported by a multitude of mathematicians and other theorists. Plato once said music is one of the most powerful and effective tools utilized in education. Music trains the brain for higher forms of thinking; it excites and builds the natural brain patterns, strengthening the ability to complete reasoning tasks that are complex. One of Gardner’s seven multiple intelligences is musical and rhythmic intelligence. When teachers model creative risk taking by integrating music and mathematics, students take risks by striving to achieve goals in mathematics that they once felt were unattainable. Songs with positive messages about mathematics help negate the anxiety and pessimism possessed by many students toward this subject.