super-base-wshs-math-rap-song

# Interactive video lesson plan for: Super Base (WSHS Math Rap Song)

#### Activity overview:

Westerville South High School, Westerville, Ohio
(Parody of Super Bass by Nicki Minaj)

(Verse 1)
This one is for the students learning exponents
I will show you in a way so it just makes sense
When it comes up on a test, yo don't be afraid
Listen to my rhymes, and you'll be saved

The rules, they cool, don't be a fool
Ya just gotta listen to your teachers in school
It's time, now, to have some fun
If you raisin to a zero, then the  answer is one

Raisin to a one, one, the problem is a done done
When you use a two, two, I'll tell you what to do, do
You multiply the number by itself ya know
You just squared a number if you feel my flow

You say excuse me what if it's a three or four?
I mean five, six, seven or maybe something more
You just, take the base then look up high
The number is the times you need to multiply
Yes I did, yes I did, somebody please tell him who the heck I is
I am Miss Kearnes, I hit the math up, back my work up, and chuck the deuce up

(Chorus)
Hey we got that base multiplying away
Showin how to write it, another way
You can use ex pon, pon pon pon pon, pon pon pon pon, ents
(You put them on the base)
Use ex pon, pon pon pon pon, pon pon pon pon, ents
(You put them on the base)
You can use ex pon, pon pon pon pon, pon pon pon pon, ents  (We using exponents)
Use ex pon, pon pon pon pon, pon pon pon pon, ents  (We using exponents)

(Verse 2)
This one is for the boys tryin to multiply
Got the same base, maybe different up high
Write the bases out, then count them all
Your new exponent is the total

This one is for the girls trying to work a divide
You got factors down low and some up high
You just gotta break up each group, and put em in a loop
Then simplify to ones, ones

Excuse me, we got one more rule
If there's a power of a power, don't look like a fool
I mean, sigh, just give it a try
You take your exponents and multiply
Yes I did, yes I did, somebody please tell him who the heck I is
I am Miss Kearnes, I hit the math up, back my work up, and chuck the deuce up

(Chorus)

(Bridge)
There's a negative exponent in your way
No, no, no, no, no, no it can't stay
Flip it over the bar, yeah that's the way
Hey we got that base multiplying away
We're showin how to write it, another way
Oh it be like ex pon, pon pon pon pon, pon pon pon pon, ents
You can use that ex pon, pon pon pon pon, pon pon pon pon, ents

(Chorus)

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