Geometry, Common Core Style
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ABBIE'S CANDLE First Verse: She made a movie with a Romantic candlelight dinner. Which candle will burn out first? Which candle will be the winner? Candle A, twenty Centimeters at the beginning and, Candle B is ten Centimeters at the beginning and, Candle A, an hour, Sixteen centimeters later. Candle B, an hour, Ten centimeters, So when Abbie's candle burns first. So when Abbie's candle burns first. Second Verse: I'm in the movie, Julie Lights our short candle at dinner. Julie says B burns out first, Though Candle A is much thinner. I say Candle A's Fully burnt out in just five hours, and I ..read more
Geometry, Common Core Style
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PALINDROME SONG Chorus: Go forward then go backward. If the number reads the same, then it's a palindrome. Go backward then go forward. If the number's still the same, then it's a palindrome. It's not a palomino on the western plain, Where cowboys love to roam. No! The wonder of all wonders, a backward-forward number. It's called a palindrome! First Verse: Let's see! Take a 33! Read it in reverse. Hey it reads the same, So it's a palindrome. And 505, or 2002, So they're both examples of that one I love. It's a palindrome! It's a palindrome! It's a palindrome! (to Chorus, except say:) ...th ..read more
Geometry, Common Core Style
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SYSTEMS RAP by Algo Rhythm (Verse 1 intentionally omitted) Verse 2: y equals mx + b Ax plus By is C. Different forms you see Plug in mx and b for y in the Ax plus By is C Which becomes an equation with just x You know how it be. Wait. x we need y, don't have to hate, straight out the gate, at this rate, find the ordered pair x and y are mates Substitution. it's not Subway But I be keeping math fresh all day every day Weird flex but okay Mr. Walker goin' cray With my words on play And all I have to say is Chorus: (x2) I'm on a mission Solving systems Of equations. Don't be hatin'. Inters ..read more
Geometry, Common Core Style
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Today is Pi Day, a key day on the mathematical calendar. I have much to say about how I celebrated it in the classroom this year. But first things first -- I received the dreaded pink slip today. I've been expecting this ever since I took this job in the first place. Recall that last year I got the pink slip, and I wasn't rehired until July. So I already know that I got the last open position, placing me right at the bottom of the seniority list. And enrollment  is declining everywhere -- there were fewer babies born in the Great Recession, and that's the generation that's now reaching hi ..read more
Geometry, Common Core Style
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PLANTING TREES First Verse: Once I planted two trees in my backyard. Evergreen grew 20 plus 6 per year. Willow tree grew 40 plus 2 per year. Which tree's taller? That is so hard. Second Verse: Ella decides Netflix or Hulu. Netflix charges 14 plus 1 per film. Hulu charges 10 plus 2 per film. To save money what should she do? This is the second song that I'm composing in 16EDL, our main scale for March and April. And it's the second 16EDL song in the AAA format, with verses only. My original plans for today's fourth period Math I class include continuing with the elimination method, perhaps gi ..read more
Geometry, Common Core Style
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SYSTEMS First Verse: Substitute x, Then solve for y. Substitute y, Then solve for x. Pre-Chorus: x, y (four times) Chorus: Solve for x. Solve for y. Systems x. Systems y. Second Verse: Eliminate x, Then solve for y. Eliminate y, Then solve for x. (to Pre-Chorus) This is a repeat of a song I performed a few months ago -- I describe it in my October 19th post. Indeed, I played it in the fall for my Math III class -- and in that post, I even wrote that I'll be playing it again for Math I someday, once that class reaches the chapter on systems. Well, someday is today. I don't provide a Mocha l ..read more
Geometry, Common Core Style
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YODELING SONG (Make a long yodel sound at the start of each line.) First Verse: Yodelers! Xylophones! Gondola! Let's get on. Second Verse: Yodelers! Two bucks each Xylophones! Dollar each. Third Verse: Forty bucks. That's our sum. How many, Are welcome? This is the first song that I'm composing in 16EDL, our main scale for March and April. And it's the first 16EDL song in the AAA format, with verses only. The song refers to Lesson 6.2.3 of the CPM Math I text, where students are asked to solve a system of equations to determine how many yodelers and xylophones there are on a gondola, based ..read more
Geometry, Common Core Style
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RUNNIN' by Pharrell Williams First Verse: Summertime in Virginia was a oven (oven) All the kids eating ice cream with their cousins (cousins) I was studyin' while you was playing the dozens (dozens) Don't act like you was there when you wasn't Runnin' from the man (man) runnin' from the badge (badge) Don't act like you was there when you wasn't Runnin' toward our plans (plans) in the judge's hands (hands) Don't act like you was there when you wasn't Pre-Chorus: I know they say you crawl 'fore you walk But in my mind I already jog If I stand still I cannot get far They want the Moon, I'm on ..read more
Geometry, Common Core Style
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FACTOR TESTS First Verse: Remainder x minus r, Remainder theorem says, Remainder that equals, Remainder f of x. Pre-Chorus: Theorems easier, No need to divide. Polynomial, Plug r in to find. Chorus: Remainder! Factor! (x2) Second Verse: Factor x minus r, Factor theorem says, Factor zero is, Factor f of x. Bridge: Testing x minus sign, That means r's positive. Testing x plus sign, That means r's negative. Today is the second district Benchmark Test in my fourth period Math I class, with the other classes taking the ..read more
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WHEN THE MATH PEOPLE GO MARCHIN' IN Chorus: Oh when the math people go marchin' in, Oh when the math people go marchin' in. Oh how I want to learn about numbers, Oh when the math people go marchin' in. First Verse: We're gonna learn, learn about systems, Substitution and elimination, Equations with x, y, and numbers, Oh when the math people go marchin' in. (to Chorus) Second Verse: We're gonna learn polynomials, With degrees and roots and then. Equations with x, y, and numbers, Oh when the math people go marchin' in. (to Chorus) Well, I've obviously decided n ..read more

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