songs

FROM CLASSROOMS

1. MATH SURPRISE

The song in this music video comes from grade 3 students after investigating odd and even numbers.

2. INFINITY IN MY HAND

Below is a song based on dialogues scripted by grade 3 students for sharing what they learned about infinity with family and friends.

The song is performed by Bob Hallett (Great Big Sea) and Tracy Bone (Aboriginal recording artist) at a math concert.

3. if i had a billion dollars

What would you do with a billion dollars? Here are some ideas from grade 3 students, put into song.

4. a little easy and a little hard

Song lyrics are statements made by parents after grades 1-2 students shared with them what they learned in math.

5. dots, clocks & waves

Song lyrics are statements made by parents after grade 3 students shared with them what they learned in math.

6. parallel lines

Lyrics based on grade 2 student thinking

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7. I am nothing

We asked Western University applied mathematician Lindi Wahl what would happen if zero vanished. Here is her reply:

My sisters and I had some fun … and we have a song for you.
We decided that the concept of zero is so basic that you could never really get rid of it. You could stop calling zero a number, but it would still be exactly what it’s always been — nothing.

8. ODDS & EVENS

We asked elementary school teachers “What do you know about odd and even numbers?” and turned their answers into the song below.

9. MATH SHADOW — infinity in my heart

A parody of Cat Stevens’ Moonshadow.

10. sweet parallel lines

Parody of Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline. Lyrics by Victoria Smith.

11. the way mathematicians bend space

How is our universe constructed? Does it go on forever? Or, is it closed up in some way, such that if you keep on looking you’d eventually see the back of your head?

Here is a music video on this theme.

Lyrics are by George Gadanidis (U. of Western Ontario) from a transcript by Richard Barwell (U. of Ottawa) of Marcus du Sautoy (U. of Oxford) and Ian Stewart (U. of Warwick) speaking on BBC’s In Our Time about the Poincare Conjecture. Music by Ian Parliament, Ryan Casselman, Emily Parliament & Ricardo Scucuglia.

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