youth-dance-program-america-gov.jpgThe class of eighth graders at a Los Angeles middle school tap their rulers and nod their heads to the rhythm of the rap video projected on a screen. It’s not Snoop Dogg or Jay-Z.

It’s their math teacher, LaMar Queen, using rhyme to help them memorize seemingly complicated algebra and in the process improve their grades.

“It gets stuck in your head,” says Cindy Martinez, a 14-year-old whose math grade went from a C- average to a B.

(READ the AP story in the Austin-Statesman)

Thanks to Barry Stevens for submitting the link!


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