Yes, I find listening to music very good for doing math. It blocks out the noisiness of my house and the cat yowling in my ears. Strange thing is, I sometimes listen to dubstep/electronic music. Someone told me that such music makes your dumber, and classical music is better, so I now listen to classical and HTTYD soundtracks nearly all the time!
Also, to motivate me to finish my schoolwork, I have notebook in which I write my lesson assignments and when I finish, I put stars next to them, just so I know what I have to finish for the day in order to receive the privilege of getting on Aetherlight or forums.
Drawing in your math book is somewhat fun, but not advised since it is evidence of a wandering, daydreaming mind...and your teacher (whether at school or at home) probably wouldn't appreciate it, unless you (homeschoolers of course) grade your own work like me most of the time.
I used to put stickers in my schoolbooks to make it more "fun" LOL.