The Fields Institute has generously funded numerous math concerts for schools.
She's a mathematician - and so are you!
Someone is scaring children away from math - is it you?
Infinity in my hand
Bob Hallett (Great Big Sea) & Tracy Bone
Round is a pancake - see math all around you
Imagine this! - & help make it happen
Odds and evens - who are the good guys?
The way mathematicians bend space
MUSIC DOWNLOADS
Math & science songs from research classrooms. Download the MP3 files for your personal/educational use, and for your next math/science party! With funding from the Fields Institute. Music by Ian Parliament, Ryan Casselman, Matt Ross & Alex Gadanidis.
(Lyrics from grade 2 students at Jack Miner PS, DDSB - parody of We Will Rock You by Queen)
Paaaraaalleeell lines
Paaaraaalleeell lines
Tiles on the ceiling
Lines on the cupboard
Wires on the
guinea pig cage
Paaaraaalleeell lines
Parallel lines, Never meet
But they meet, At the north pole
Paaaraaalleeell lines
The world is a sphere
A 3D solid
The world is not flat
Like a circle
Paaaraaallell lines
Molly in her tent
How did she get back
She saw a bear
What colour was it?
Paaaraaalleeell lines
Molly went south
Then went west
Then went north,
How did she get back?
Paaaraaalleeell lines
Parallel lines, in a triangle
At the north pole,
Is how she got back
Paaaraaalleeell lines
Paaaraaalleeell lines
(Lyrics by teacher Victoria Smith - parody of Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond)
When I was young
The lines in my life were lonely
Like parallel lines along a city street
But now that I’ve grown
You’ve taken a chance and shown me
A beautiful way that they can meet
Lines, touching lines
At the poles
Touching North
Touching South
Sweet parallel lines
(BUM, BUM, BUM!!)
Who’d have ever thought they would?
I’d been resigned
(BUM, BUM, BUM!!)
To believe they never could
But – now - I
Look at the globe
And all of the spheres around me
How could it be I never knew?
The world isn’t flat
Lines that connect surround me
And parallel lines can do it too
Lines! Touching lines!
Reaching out!
To the North!
And the South!
Sweet parallel lines
(BUM, BUM, BUM!!)
Who’d have ever thought they would?
I’d been resigned
(BUM, BUM, BUM!!)
To believe they never could
Yes, I'm bein' followed by a math shadow,
Math shadow, math shadow
Leapin and hoppin' on a math shadow,
Math shadow, math shadow
And if I ever lose my half,
lose my top, lose my side,
Oh if I ever lose my half,
Oh if... I won't be a whole no more.
And if I lose another part,
if a quarter is all that's left,
Yes if I lose another part,
Oh if... I won't be half no more.
Yes, I'm bein' followed by a math shadow,
Math shadow, math shadow
Leapin and hoppin' on a math shadow,
Math shadow, math shadow
And if I ever lose an eighth,
I won't moan, and won't lose faith,
And if I ever lose an eighth,
Oh if...I won't be a quarter no more.
And if I keep going on this trend,
Lose my fractions, till the end,
Yes if I ever lose my parts,
Oh if... I won't be whole...
Did it take long to find me?
Asked the sum of my parts.
Did it take long to find me?
Asked infinity in my heart.
I'm bein' followed by a math shadow,
Math shadow, math shadow
Leapin and hoppin' on a math shadow,
Math shadow, math shadow
Math shadow, math shadow
Math shadow, math shadow
Math is but the song we sing,
Pattern's the reason why
See where odd numbers hide
One, three, five, seven, nine
In a square they reside
And you need to know why
C'mon numbers now,
Smile on each other
Ev'rybody get together
Link to one another right now
Even numbers come and go
We shall surely see
Add a row to the square
Rectangle is the key
Where evens fit like spoons
Don't you agree
C'mon numbers now,
Smile on each other
Ev'rybody get together
Link to one another right now
Naturals hear the song I sing,
You must understand
Even numbers hold the pattern key
If only they disband
Slide apart to show us how
It's there at their command
C'mon numbers now,
Smile on each other
Ev'rybody get together
Link to one another right now
Right now
Right now!
(Lyrics from grade 2 students from St. Matthew the Evangelist Catholic School, DCDSB - parody of Grenade by Bruno Mars)
Less than 10 how many sums,
That’s what I want to know,
2+3, 3+4 ,But there’s more
6+1, 4+0, how many more in the list
3+ 5 and 1 + 6, When do I stop?
Need a way to keep track
Yeah I Need a way to keep track
To find all the sums, is all that I ask
‘cause what I want you to understand…..
I’d go out of my way for math
I’d miss recess and lunch for math
I’d wait all day in a line for math
You know I’d do anything for math
I would do all this in the rain
Till all the sums fill up all of my brain
Yes I would do all this for math but I need,
Your help with this sums chain
2+4, 4+2 I’m losing track of what I have
Then you say hey get back to where you started from
0+0, 0+1, yeah that’s the start,
0+2, 0+3, and keep going
To 0+9, then 1+0, 1+1 and on and on
To 1+8, I see the pattern, I see it now
I’d go out of my way for math
I’d miss recess and lunch for math
I’d wait all day in a line for math
You know I’d do anything for math
I would do all this in the rain
Till all the sums fill up all of my brain
Yes I would do all this for math but I need,
Your help with this sums chain
10 ways with 0, 9 ways with 1, 8 ways with 2
That’s the way to keep track, 10 + 9 + 8
All the way down to 1
That’s 55 ways To find all the sums,
‘cause now that I understand this math
I’d go out of my way for math
I’d miss recess and lunch for math
I’d wait all day in a line for math
You know I’d do anything for math
I would do all this in the rain
Till all the sums fill up all of my brain
Yes I would do all this for math but I need,
Your help with this sums chain
(Lyrics from grades 3/4 students at a Science Camp - parody of Should I Stay or Should I go by The Clash)
Will it sink or will it float?
The density of the stone
Will make it sink all alone
Gravity pulls it down
‘Cause it’s more dense
Will it sink, will it float?
Science and atoms
Sticks float, rocks sink
Gravity brings things down
Oil is less dense than water
Oil is less dense
Will it sink or will it float?
Freaky freaky freaky science
Freaky freaky freaky rocks
Oil in water
Freaky freaky freaky science
And I want to know
Will it sink or will it float
Sub, sub, sub, sub
It’s short for submerge
It means going under water
I have a stone
It weighs 1000 grams
Sub, Sub, Sub, Sub
In water it feels lighter
But heavier out of water
The spring scale read
1000 grams
In the water
It read fewer grams
Freaky freaky freaky science Freaky freaky freaky rocks Heavy out of water Freaky freaky freaky science Freaky freaky freaky rocks Lighter submerged
(Lyrics by grade 3/4 students from St. Andrews PS, TDSB - parody of Born to Lead by Hoobastank)
I saw a turtle - eating plastic.
It doesn’t make sense.
Eating plastic can make you die.
We don’t want your garbage in our oceans.
Stop using plastic bottles.
We pollute too much how does it clean up?
The oceans are full, full of plastic.
How’s it make you feel?
The oceans are full, full of plastic.
How’s it make you feel?
(How’s it make you feel?)
My waste hurts animals.
Creatures are getting hurt.
The wind blows it in the sea.
It’s all so dirty, so dirty!
The oceans are full, full of plastic.
How’s it make you feel?
The oceans are full, full of plastic.
How’s it make you feel? (How’s it make you feel?)
Let’s not litter any more on this Earth.
Your future will be dirty if you don’t clean up.
If we want to survive,
we’ll have to help each other out.
Wherever garbage goes.
Whoever lives there,
They will be hurt.
So recycle! Clean up your mess!
The oceans are full, full of plastic.
How’s it make you feel?
The oceans are full, full of plastic.
How’s it make you feel?
(How’s it make you feel?)
Ashamed, mortified, disturbed,disgusted.
Don’t pollute, it’s not worth it.