### Math Workshop

*Lyrics by Michael Andrejkovics
Sung to the tune of “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis*

“Hey Mr. A, can we do proof writing?”

I’m gonna write some proofs

Generating new truths from my noggin

I — I — I’m hunting, looking for a proof box

Math is freaking awesome

Walk into the class like what up? You look a bit stuck—

Ahh, I’m just pumped up on some stuff I learned at a workshop

Rappin again — just trying to reach ya

Kids be like, “Damn, that’s a cool math teacher”

Working in Geometry, theorems be surrounding me

Love to solve for *x* with a proportional — when it’s mean

Find locus of the points — got the fundamental five

Kinda stuck — equidistant from this line and a point

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm

Turns out — that it’s parabolic!

I be marking and plotting it, maybe later start constructin’ it

Turns out it’s expressed as a function of *x* when solving it

My boy Liam Neeson does

Geometry in *Taken 2*

Be careful, intersecting circles gonna lead him straight to you

I’mma work in Euclid’s style, I’mma work in Euclid’s style

No for real — everything from postulates I will derive

Congruent triangles and lots of circle theorems

The meaning of constructions and Pythgorean theorem

Started with a chalkboard — now I’m on a Smartboard

Still got some manipulatives — I made out of cardboard

Big rappers may be rollin’ in a Benzo

But Jay Z aint got nothin on my math game — hell no

I can take some old tricks, make ’em cool, teach those

Geometry kids’ll be like, “Aw, he got the proofs yo”

**CHORUS** *x2*

What you know about creating truth from a concept

What you knowin’ about proof by contradiction

well check it, it’s like this, I’m making certain assumptions

Then I’m carefully deducting till I get something from nothin’

Thank your Greek friends for creating logical discussion (thank you)

Cause everyday in class we stuntin’

I’m in the classroom you can find me with the kids

Always see me working hard to try and make ’em think

Perimeter, area, similar figures

We’ll take intrinsic properties of objects and we’ll make some conclusions for ya!

We’re ready anytime to draw some conclusions for ya!

We use a proof box once we prove those conclusions for ya!

They be like, “Hey — Mr. A that’s pretty cool but seriously

When are we ever going to use this?”

Mathematic knowledge is more than simple addition

Problem solving, with precision making arguments I’m telling you this

Without math you’ll get swindled and tricked

Without math get fooled by statistics

Yeah. math is pretty tough —

But I’m putting you all on notice — if you tell me you can’t do it I’mma call your bluff

Neo found out when he went to see the Oracle

Understand the world without math? Man, you hella won’t

Man, you hella won’t

“Mr. A, it’s proofing time.”

I’m gonna write some proofs

Generating new truths from my noggin

I — I — I’m hunting, looking for a proof box

Math is freaking awesome