I am a nerd.
How much of a nerd you say? Well I teach math and I am getting my masters in natural science. Nothing gets me giddier than imaginary numbers. I mean you can do math with them, yet they do not exist. How wild is that? Just thinking about it gives me tingles. They don’t exist. AHHHH. I just can’t get over it.
Coming up next month is pi day. March 14th. 3.14. Is it destiny that it also happens to be my birthday? I think not. I was born to do math. Like superman was born to save Lois Lane and LSU was destined to dominate the SEC.
In planning for pi day this year. I came across the most awesome math rap. I know what you are thinking- “Thank God! How did she know that I was losing hope that I would ever find a math rap to learn and perform at parties.”
*image from n3rd.co.uk*
This just made my night!!
The exact thought I had when I first saw it .
I knew I liked you. Husband is studying differential geometry…in his spare time. We are also lovers of all things math and physics, he more than I. Just watched an awesome 60 Minutes video on a 13-yr-old math genius with autism (we also have a child with autism). Given this post, you’ll probably love it. Rock on, Math Chick.
Now that is so cool, thanks for sharing !!
wow…how on Earth did you stumble on to that?! I’m very curious to know what you’re search criteria consisted of. I am currently on my final week of Algebra and I have been miserable this semester; I can not wait to be finished with it!
Looking for pi day activities for teachers to do with their students.
what grade do you teach? I’m trying to recall what grade I was in when I first learned about Pi…I’m going to guess 6th. I managed to finish algebra with an A-! Man, oh man, did I pull that out of my…
I teach 9th- 12th
Great job on the A- !! gold star for you !
why thank you, I’ll take what I can get! I was a serious pain in the @$$ during 9th – 12th grade! good on you, and thank you (I’ve heard teaching is a thankless job).
I never realized that pi was so exciting!!! Thank you.
Math is always exciting !!
I’m batteling with “Math/Algebra now in my classes and I feel that it is winning! I’m 58 years young and I haven’t been associated with type of math other than the basic everyday numbers that we all deal with! After veiwing the topic of the children with autism being math genious, I was inspired to at least try it, though I don’t feel that I’ll catch on to quickly but I’ll catch on! You see, I’m working with an impairment too, I’ve had a stroke that has left me with challenges and “Math/Algebra is one of them. As I stated before, my generation has been robbed of all the ammenities of the so-called American dream under the disguise of prosperity by offering, and in some cases giving us, false promotions that was temporary and therefore keeping us unaware of the fact that the powers that be was secretly taking over our ability to think or act for ourselves in the form of technology! I would like to “sew” the (POWERS THAT BE) for reandering us virtually helpless and feeling inadequate to function in todays society!
Good luck with your studies You can do it !
o! such a hilarious blog…you like math! alone, that is SO funny…….
Now imagine me playing this rap before the whole school 🙂 That is golden comedy right there.
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