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Core Characteristics:

  • Aural Orientation heightened listening ability
  • Patterning seeking all kinds of patterns, not just in sound
  • Resonance - identification with patterns as an expression of experience
  • Audiation thinking musically rather than verbally

Students with a strong rhythmic intelligence:

  • Seek patterns in new information
  • Find patterns in their environment
  • Are particularly drawn to sound
  • Respond to cadence in language
  • Enjoy moving to rhythms
  • Pick up terms and phrases in foreign languages easily
  • Use patterning to both internalize and recall skills, ideas and concepts

Support this intelligence in the classroom by:

  • Working with pattern blocks
  • Hearing sounds in one's environment
  • Moving to rhythm
  • Drawing visual patterns
  • Learning a foreign language
  • Identifying rhyme schemes
  • Finding patterns in sequences of numbers
  • Listening to a symphony
  • Deciphering code
  • Learning to read music

Technologies that stimulate this intelligence:

  • Pattern blocks
  • Puzzles
  • Musical instruments
  • Phonograph
  • Headphones
  • Tape player/recorder
  • Digital sounds
  • Online pattern games
  • Multimedia presentations
  • Speakers
  • CD ROM disks
  • CD ROM player