Friday, December 10, 2010

Geometry Rocks

Students in Geometry are tasked with writing a song based on one of the concepts that will appear on their upcoming BA test next week.  I do not expect them to start from scratch but to take an existing song and change the lyrics to fit their concept.  For example here is a short ditty about the Pythagorean Theorem:

The Itsy Bitsy Triangle (to the tune of the Itsy Bitsy Spider)
The Itsy Bitsy Triangle, had three-e sides.
The two little sides were scared and so did hide.
But then they found out, that they could both square-up
So A squared and B squared equaled C Squared, Yup!

It's not going to win a grammy but it's got a rhyme and it includes the formula.

The best inspiration for this really comes from Bill Nye the Science Guy:

It's the same song as Sweating Bullets by Megadeath, just with the lyrics changed.
For students who are stuck I suggest they look to rap songs as well because you get away from the musical and more towards the concepts of rhyme and meter instead.

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