In my role, I have seen many teachers teach multiplication through song or teachers playing music during a math lesson and of course it's well known that music and math are linked, think of timing and fractions when students learn about half notes, quarter notes etc. However, can we go as far to say that music helps to improve math scores?
Researchers have found time and again an apparent link between the arts (music most commonly) having a positive impact on – reading, math, writing, self-esteem, and brain development.Rauscher & Shaw (1997)
I can certainly appreciate the many times I've seen music and math linked but when I actually reviewed some of the research, I was excited to see it documented! See the full article on the links between math and music.