Sing this to "Pop Goes the Weasel''
"X equals negative B plus or minus square root of B squared minus 4 A C All over 2 A"
Congratulations, you have just sung the quadratic formula. I learned this my freshman year of high school. Now I'm in my senior year of college, haven't taken a math class in 2 years, and STILL know it.
I really think there is money in this idea. Take a song everybody knows and put some knowledge into it. Weird Al does it, but not in an educational way.
I think about this idea every time I hear a really old song to and sing the words perfectly. With all the stuff that goes on in one day and the things that have happened over the years, how do I remember all the words to that song. It's crazy how the mind works.
Don't you think it would be more beneficial to remember the things I need to know for my exam rather than the words to "Baby Got Back"?
Now I just have to think of some good examples.... any ideas?