Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hammer Time

Also, I had to tell you that I played a little MC Hammer in my calculus class.

I have a disability which allows me to not-hear music. Usually this disability boosts my immunity to ear-worms. However, hearing the song four times in one day was too much even for me. It's in my head now, but good.

Anyway, I was teaching about asymptotes. I played the song, and then I blew their minds with a little bit of this action:




MC Hammer was wrong. You can touch an asymptote. Repeatedly. Cool!

4 comments:

Andrew said...

Your students didn't pull the "ooh, this song is so OOOOLD, it came out before we were BOOOORRN" trick, did they? Because I hate that. Making me feel old.

Anonymous said...

Hammer is NEVER wrong.

Alex said...

One of my kids actually believed me when I said it was called the "Asymptote Song."

Another one knew all of the words.

Lisa said...

Hammer Time, yes! Math, well, looking at that equation makes my stomach hurt.