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May 26, 2010

Greek Alphabet for Ms. Claypool

Filed under: Music and Videos — Adam Glesser @ 9:39 am
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This isn’t with my son (he was too shy to sing with me), but it should give you an idea of why I stick to math instead of musical theater.

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7 Comments »

  1. How about singing it backwards?

    Comment by Allen Glesser — May 26, 2010 @ 12:34 pm | Reply

  2. Woohoo! Good for you 🙂 My students always get a big kick out it when I sing it to them 🙂

    Comment by Meg Claypool — May 26, 2010 @ 5:26 pm | Reply

  3. PS. Your awesome video was a major high point of a kinda tough day. Thanks!

    Comment by Meg Claypool — May 26, 2010 @ 7:32 pm | Reply

  4. If the high point of your day was my singing, you have my sympathy. Tomorrow will be better, though; we get to teach math for a living!

    Comment by Adam Glesser — May 26, 2010 @ 8:22 pm | Reply

  5. You totally gave me the idea of making a poster for my MV Calculus class with all the greek letters — and each time we come across one, we put a big check mark next to it! I don’t know why I think this is an awesome idea, but it just strikes me as worth doing. Thanks to your song.

    Comment by samjshah — May 26, 2010 @ 8:27 pm | Reply

    • That is such a fantastic idea. First, the poster is up so that they can easily reference the letters. Second, when you get to spherical coordinates and introduce phi, they won’t be all, “what’s that?” Third, in an effort to get all of the letters checked, they might even encourage you to use upsilon or xi, which tend not to get too much love.

      Comment by Adam Glesser — May 26, 2010 @ 8:36 pm | Reply

  6. I just saw this wonderful comic that helps make my point…sort of.
    http://spikedmath.com/012.html

    Comment by Adam Glesser — May 29, 2010 @ 8:54 pm | Reply


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