This 2021 National Math Festival Live Performance Series event for all ages took place on January 12, 2021, featuring the Music Notes and Professor Lyrical.
MUSIC NOTES MATH CONCERT (01:41)
Math + Rap = Fun for the whole family! Join LaMar “Mr. Q-U-E” Queen and David “Mr. D” Landix for a math concert like you’ve never seen before. These teachers from Los Angeles, CA combine math and music to show that math is cool. Just don’t be surprised when you start dancing and singing along!
HIP HOP MATH WITH PROFESSOR LYRICAL (21:23)
Professor Lyrical, a mathematics professor who is also a rapper, will demonstrate through performing, speaking and crowd participation how making rap songs — both written in advance and through improvisational “free-styling” — has helped him become a better mathematician and professor and, conversely, how the process of thinking like a mathematician has also helped him as a creative performer. The audience is welcomed to help create a rap song, as well as partake in some mathematical and logical activities.
Performances are followed by a live freestyle session and Q&A with performers (starting at 36:39).
This event was hosted by Albert Sykes, Executive Director of IDEA: The Institute for Democratic Education in America, a supporter of public education for children in the U.S.
Find the Music Notes online at http://www.musicnotesonline.com.
Find Professor Lyrical, also known as Dr. Peter Michael Plourde, online at https://www.professorlyrical.com.
The 2021 National Math Festival takes place online, with free events through April 16-18, 2021. Learn more at https://www.nationalmathfestival.org/2021-festival/, or join us at https://www.facebook.com/nationalmathfestival and https://www.twitter.com/natmathfestival.