LaMar Queen, a Los Angeles Academy math teacher, is using rap to get his students to learn math. It all started because his students told him he was boring, looked like Kayne West, and challenged him to rap for them. So he went home and made up some math raps. Turns out his rhymes were not only catchy but a great way to help kids learn algebra.
None of his raps are in the Top 40, but "Mean, Median, Mode and Range," "Polynomials," and "Quadratic Formulove Song" are chartbusters here.
"Some kids who aren't even in Mr. Queen's class go around singing his songs," says Kejon Closure, 13, who went from a C-average to an A.
I wish my math teachers in school had been this fun.
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