Thursday, 22 October 2009

'Calculus: The Musical!' puts math to Chili Peppers music

LANGLEY --- Though she stands in front of teenagers all day, math teacher Ginger Proctor says she's too shy to do any singing or dancing to make classes more interesting, but she's willing to find people who can.

Mrs. Proctor and other Midland Valley High School math teachers were intrigued when they heard of Calculus: The Musical! this past summer and decided to take a chance on the Cincinnati-based production.

"These students are in these classes (calculus and pre-calculus) because that's what they want to do, but they want a lot of examples," Mrs. Proctor said.

The songs -- set to such popular tunes as Madonna's Material Girl and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Under the Bridge -- give her that opportunity to drill rules, but in an interesting way.

"I think the songs will be stuck in my head the rest of the year," said calculus student Zachary Tisdale, 17.

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