The 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron at
Barksdale Air Force Base has been
assigned a top secret mission. They have
been asked to test a highly experimental
new weapon – the Musical Missile. This
missile uses the power of music to make
all of our enemies dance. And everyone
knows that you can’t be angry and fight
when you are dancing – you are having
too much fun!
Your mission is to figure out how to load the
bombs onto the plane so the weight is
evenly distributed for the flight. Each
musical missile is labeled with musical
notes. You must figure out the weight of
each missile by completing the musical
math problem, and then decide which
missile will even out the plane’s weight so
it can fly properly. Study the note values
on the next slide.
Work through this problem with me.
Calculate the weight of this missile
by completing the equation in
Whole notes = 4 and half notes = 2.
4 x 2 = 8
Choose the musical missile that has the same weight (note value) as the one
on the bomber by completing the musical math equation. Remember to
complete the equation in the parenthesis ( ) first!!!
Now finish the equation.
(4 x 2) + 1 = ?
8 + 1 = 9
The musical weight of this
missile is 9. The missile you
choose for the other wing
must equal 9.
Complete the equations for these missiles and decide which will
equal 9. Click on the “hint” banner to review the note values.
Click “next” to check your answer.
( x +
( x -
WAY TO GO!!!
(2 x 2
( x -:
(4 x 3) 2 = 6-:
You did it!!!!
The 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron
has successfully loaded all of their musical
missiles and can complete the weapon
testing! Soon, we will see our enemies
dancing in the streets. Get your boogie
Are you ready to join the 49th
Test and Evaluation Squadron?
Click the button below and take the quiz. When
you have finished the quiz, print your results
and place them on the teachers desk. Make
sure you write your name on your results! You
may then explore the Sphinx Kids website.
See you in the air!