Eminem's "Lose Yourself" re-envisioned as a high school math course.
The math and film departments of Madison East High School collaborate on a video, starring math teacher Philip Galarowicz. Not to be confused with The Rappin' Mathematician
(hear "The Number Line Dance" here
), or these high school math rappers
, or the rap battle of TI-83 and Fitty Slope
. The quadratic formula, rapped
. The quadratic formula, rapped again
. The quadratic formula, rapped, strangely compellingly, by a teacher in a tie.
Division: Work it out!
- these girls be spittin the math.
is a new CD being marketed to teachers that takes the beats from popular rap songs and rewrites them to the multiplication tables, with the intent of improving kids' math skills. Forbes has a nice roundup on it's history
, and NPR has done a featurette on it as well
At the very least, it's certainly worth a listen for the chuckle potential, but in addition to that, it's an interesting example of the now-booming Edutainment
industry, something that not only spans CD's
, but also computer games
and even standalone video game consoles
also, Smart Shorties is certainly not the only
"Hip-hop in the classroom" product out there, nor is it the first.