Unless you have been living under a rock you have seen a musical math video. Teachers from all over the world who possess even the slightest bit of musical fines have posted a mathematical parody to various pop hits. Here are a short list of some of my favourites:
Math is fun
Solve me Maybe ( this is a cool collaboration between a few different high schools, on their youtube page they have so many different songs WSHSMath)
Colin Dodds- Pythagorean Theorem
I personally think that these math videos are great, not only do the students get a real kick out of seeing their teachers performing like they are on Canadian Idol, students are learning key pieces of information. Especially if the tunes of the songs are taken from popular music that the students are interested in.
Some teachers have even created assessments where students are asked to create their own songs based on a curriculum topic. This is a great differentiated instruction strategy that students will love!
So what do you think, would you incorporate music into your classrooms? Have you used music before? I am interested to hear everyone's opinion on this.