Math on the Tube

Dur­ing the past cou­ple of days, fans from our Face­book page have rec­om­mend­ed two math videos for us. Here they go: “D” offers up a piece called “The New Math” (above), which talks, yes, about the rev­o­lu­tion in teach­ing math­e­mat­ics. As you’ll see, the piece breaks into com­ic song, and it all kind of has an Arlo Guthrie, Alice’s Restau­rant feel to it. A bit of a strange com­bo, to be sure.

Next up, Heather gives us Math­mati­cious (get it here), which is a math­e­mat­i­cal par­o­dy of Fer­gie’s “Fer­ga­li­cious,” although sad­ly or, maybe actu­al­ly hap­pi­ly, I’m not famil­iar with it. Snooty, snarky me…

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  • Thanks for pass­ing on the visu­al­ly aug­ment­ed ver­sion of Tom Lehrer’s clas­sic “New Math”, but it can hard­ly be said to ref­er­ence “Alice’s Restau­rant” which it actu­al­ly pre­dat­ed by two years.

  • Jason Dolinsky says:

    This is lip-synched NEW MATH by Tom Lehr (I remem­bered this from over 20 years ago)

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