When you walk through a dream but you know you’re not dreaming signore

Scusa me but you’ll see down in old Napoli that’s Amore!

I’ve been looking at a lot of music-in-math-class videos…students make raps, rewrite lyrics, make up beats, have rap battles…and while these all seem well and good, I’m not sure my students, who have trouble with “solve a one-step equation for x,” would fare very well.  Then again — when I strike the right chord (music reference, yes? and geometry reference!) — who knows what students are capable of.  Right, in a Utopian classroom.  How many 42-minute classes would be use not getting anywhere in the curriculum?  Sure, the kids may be engaged, we may have fun, and we might actually learn some math along the way.  I must be in old Napoli, because it sure sounds like a dream to me.  But not a super unrealistic one.  How dare we let students enjoying and learning math stand in the way of 100% proficiency by 2014…

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About Mr. T

Well, I'm interested in math. Teaching it, learning it, describing it, living it. Creating it. Most importantly (to me) is helping others appreciate it as much as I do.
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