LOS ANGELES – The 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. link
If it's stupid and it works, it isn't stupid.