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Sing It – Using Songs to Teach math

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Check out my good-bye song. I will be performing for each of my classes. Warning before you watch, I CAN’T SING!

 

 

I created a mash-up of songs to say good-bye to my students.

I’ve used songs throughout the year:

  • When I taught domain and range from a number line, we sang to Beyonce’s Irreplaceable. This really helped understand negative versus positive infinity. We sang, “To the right, to the right, positive infinity is off to the right or To the left, to the left, negative infinity is off to the left.”
  • At Christmas, our math class participated in an ugly sweater party. I launched our holiday party by singing the famous Christmas classic, “Have yourself an Arithmetic Sequence.”
  • We are currently working on solving quadratic equations. I had students write their own song for the quadratic formula. First, we sang it to “Pop Goes the Weasel.” Then I played for them the following examples from YouTube.

One Direction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gwz6d9NYz0

Adele: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6hCu0EPs-o

Cup Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYpPa3Jt3-I

Journey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqU_2y77_eI

Get Low: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzjiW50l4xg

 

  • Next, students wrote and performed their own song about the quadratic formula. There were some great performances. My top two were a group who sang to Eminem, and their song began, “If you know the quadratic formula, please stand up, please stand up.” I also had one group sing to Dean Martin’s That’s Amore

As they were working on a quadratic math lib in class today, I heard many of them humming their songs to remember the formula.

 

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