Thursday, February 24, 2011

Say My Name


Rihanna is helping my students learn to appreciate math. 

We were approximating square roots the other day and all of a sudden, Tiffany yelled, "I get it.  Now I know why she says the square root of 69 is 8 something."  I'm glad I found a way to relate math to their real lives.

(And no, we weren't finding the square root of 69--I'm not that insane!)

5 comments:

ChiTown Girl said...

God help us!!

CrysHouse said...

One of my friends taught her class the formula for slope by using a lyrics that were put the song "Low." She found it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyfpM-ruafo&feature=related

andalib said...

A teachable moment indeed! I love it. Just found this blog. Thank you for taking the time to share so much.

Curmudgeon said...

You know this is a dirty joke, right?

Pissed Off said...

Yes I did. That is why I never use 69 in my classes. I just thought it was funny how the girl related math to it.