Meet the teacher who literally adds rhythm to arithmetic!December 16th, 2008 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 16 (ANI): A California teacher has found a new way to make his students learn their algebra well by adding rhythm to the numbers.
After having faced much difficulty with his students who had been struggling to remember math rules, Alex Kajitani decided to rap a solution out.
“I went home that night and wrote a song called “The Itty Bitty Dot” about adding and subtracting decimals,” CBS News quoted Alex as saying.
“Lo and behold at the end of the week my test scores shot through the roof and I”ve been math rapping ever since, Alex added.
The recently dubbed California Teacher of the Year had 26 raps explaining everything between exponents and improper fractions.
For example: “negative to the left positive to the right it’’s the number line dance I can dance all night.”
The rapping mathematician further insisted on the importance of relating reality to learning, saying: “The number one way to get students to learn algebra and want to learn algebra is to connect it to their real life. (ANI)
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