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Song Formulas


October 15, 2003

Found In: information recall, math, songs & poems

I have had good luck helping my math students remember important formulas by writing songs about them. They usually think it’s silly until it comes in handy when they are taking a test. Sometimes we’ll have special performances by the group of students who forgot.

Here’s an example:

"Slope Song" (To the tune of  Turkey in the Straw")

Slope is Rise over Run as we all know
With y’s on the top and the x’s below.
Subtract the terms to get it right.
Simplify last for a wonderful sight.

(Chorus)
Rise over Run, y’s over x,
Rise over run, y’s over x,
Subtract the terms to get it right.
Simplify last for a wonderful sight.

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