October 15, 2003
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.