### Learning Mathematics

*Lyrics by Michael Andrejkovics
Sung to the tune of “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
*

Welcome to the math

what it is, what it does, what it’s for, what it isn’t

looking for a better way to solve these problems everyday

and kicking up my knowledge base in every little different way

Hold up — teacher walking, little bit humble, little bit cocky

Somewhere between Descartes and Cauchy, S-202 crew — y’all can’t stop me

MATH — opens up a whole new world to see, (makes real the imaginary)

You know I’ve been to calc 3, mul-ti-var-i-ately

As a student, I shed my pride and put my all into

everything that I try — cause, uh — that’s how you learn…

Let that smart-board light come and shine on down

Monty Hall pro-ba-bil-it-ies mes-sin with your crown

Gotta switch to get the money — chances are you choose wrong

But you can win most of the time just let the math show you how

Trust me. I’m a M-A-T-H-E-M-A-T-I-C-S teacher

Teaching things since I was fourteen and I learned that

mathematics helps us understand the world around us —

it’s all described by formulas

Man, without math

you just can’t prove nothing

I’m teaching it to the students

Spread it across the country

Man, without math

you just can’t prove nothing

I’m teaching it to the students

Spread it across the country

Learning mathematics, these are the moments

We’re seeking the truth, using logic and reason

So we put our hands up, so the teacher can see us

So everybody can see us

Learning mathematics, these are the moments

We’re seeking the truth, using logic and reason

So we put our hands up, so the teacher can see us

So everybody can see us

Now, can I prove it? Thank you. Showing up with all the right tools.

I came up, always looking to construct

But that’s what you get when Euclid raised you

Mathematics — a priori, knowledge is the goal —

even true in a different world

And we’re keeping up the work — on the shoulders of the giants who have come before us

You- tell me prove it, done! Proof box — move on

I got a world to see — and me, I wanna learn it all

good proofs make you a believer, now — never ever did it for a throne

That validation comes from teaching the math to the students — watch their thinking grow on and on

Raise those hands — this whole world is our classroom

We came here to learn math like nobody was grading

I got my theorems right behind me

if I falter they got me — from false conjectures gain experience,

and then we keep proving ourselves

Learning mathematics, these are the moments

We’re seeking the truth, using logic and reason

So we put our hands up, so the teacher can see us

So everybody can see us

Learning mathematics, these are the moments

We’re seeking the truth, using logic and reason

So we put our hands up, so the teacher can see us

So everybody can see us