Effect of Music on Solving Arithematic Problems As Compare To Learning And Retrieval Of Simple English Words

Dr Maher Bano - Associate Professor Education Deptt: Abasyn University Peshawar,
Kiramat Shah

Abstract

Most students are subjected to music in the residence halls all hours the day whether they like it or not choose to listen to music while they study. The aim of the study is to find out and compare the effect of different kind of music genre on solving arithmetic problems and learning and retrieval of simple English words. For this purpose 25 students were selected and were asked to solve simple arithmetic problems and learning and retrieval of simple English words each task in one minute duration with music in the background. Tables’ results show the effect of different genre of music on solving simple arithmetic problems and learning and retrieval of simple English words. The results show that different genre of music: pop, folk, classical and jazz would little interfere the solving of arithmetic problems as compare to learning and retrieval of simple English words.