I am one of those annoying people who sing everything. I can’t help it, and I can’t stop it. As such, I also love to play music in class. Kids really like it as well, and I love it when they are working hard and singing along. It also seems to help my more talkative classes focus. “Music soothes the savage beast.”
Some calculus concepts can be easy to forget, especially adding C. So, I created a +C Spotify playlist full of songs with anything that sounded like the letter C in them, see, sea, me,… As we first learn about why we need to add C, I play, and SING, these songs, loudly emphasizing the C. I also change lyrics when necessary, as in, “Don’t you, forget about C!” Because I am crazy.
I also have a U-substitution Spotify Playlist, that I save until we get to Integration. But, you could use this as early as Algebra 2 if you wanted to!
Songs to Sing in the Shower is a great Spotify playlist for class for any day. I did not make it, but I really like it. It’s fun, and kids sing along to almost every song.
I am always looking for great songs to add to these playlists, so if you have one, please add it to the comments!
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