Hello! I'm a HS Mathematics teacher in Long Island, NY. I have been writing and performing math raps at the end of the school year since I began teaching 7 years ago. This started as a way to motivate a 10th grade Geometry class and has grown over the years into something that my students and I look forward to all year long. I hope you enjoy this most recent math rap, and will share it with your friends, colleagues, students, and anyone else you know who may enjoy it. Please check out my YouTube channel for all the previous raps, and even some of my students' raps!

Done to the AWESOME track "Can't Hold Us," by the incomparable Macklemore X Ryan Lewis

**** LYRICS ****

Welcome to the math
what it is, what it does, what it's for, what it isn't
looking for a better way to solve these problems everyday
and kicking up my knowledge base in every little different way
Hold up- Teacher walking, little bit humble, little bit cocky
Somewhere between Descartes and Cauchy, S-202 crew- y'all can't stop me
MATH - opens up a whole new world to see, (makes real the imaginary)
You know I've been to calc 3, mul-ti-var-i-ately
As a student, I shed my pride and put my all into
everything that I try- cause, uh- That's how you learn...
Let that smart-board light come and shine on down
Monty Hall pro-ba-bil-it-ies mes-sin with your crown
Gotta switch to get the money- chances are you choose wrong
But you can win most of the time just let the math show you how
Trust me. I'm a M-A-T-H-E-M-A-T-I-C-S teacher
Teaching things since I was fourteen and I learned that
mathematics helps us understand the world around us-
it's all described by formulas

Man without math
you just cant prove nothing
I'm teaching it to the students
Spread it across the country

Man without math
you just cant prove nothing
I'm teaching it to the students
Spread it across the country

Learning Mathematics, these are the moments
We're seeking the truth, using logic and reason
So we put our hands up, so the teacher can see us
So everybody can see us

Learning Mathematics, these are the moments
We're seeking the truth, using logic and reason
So we put our hands up, so the teacher can see us
So everybody can see us

Now, can I prove it? Thank you. Showing up with all the right tools.
I came up, always looking to construct
But that's what you get when Euclid raised you
Mathematics- a priori, knowledge is the goal-
even true in a different world
And we're keeping up the work- on the shoulders of the giants who have come before us
You- tell me prove it, Done! Proof box- Move on
I got a world to see- and me, I wanna learn it all
good proofs make you a believer, now- I never ever did it for a throne
That validation comes from teaching the math to the students - watch their thinking grow on and on
Raise those hands- this whole world is our classroom
We came here to learn math like nobody was grading
I got my Theorems right behind me
if I falter they got me- from false conjectures gain experience,
and then we keep proving ourselves

Learning Mathematics, these are the moments
We're seeking the truth, using logic and reason
So we put our hands up, so the teacher can see us
So everybody can see us
Learning Mathematics, these are the moments
We're seeking the truth, using logic and reason
So we put our hands up, so the teacher can see us
So everybody can see us

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