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Songs About Algebra

I’m not usually a fan of the "put learning to a song and suddenly it’s fun!" idea that seems to have infiltrated education these days, but for this I’d make an exception:

Lovely song about math by Wilco frontman’s son: Put A Line On It

14 year old Spencer Tweedy, son of Jeff wrote this parody version of Beyoncé’s "Single Ladies" for his algebra class. The song very neatly and cleverly covers a few key math concepts like lines, slopes and digits. And it is fantastically catchy.

Original post with lyrics at Spencer’s site

[via Xeni via Cassandra Jones]

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Beth Kelley is a writer and researcher with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.