High School Students, Teachers Create Algebra-Themed Music Video

Posted at 8:42 AM, Jun 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-07 08:44:05-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — A group of students and teachers at Union High School got together to make an algebra-related parody of the popular song “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore.

Algebra I Teachers Bill Morris and Jon Tillema worked with David Dublis, the Instructional Technology Specialist, and students to create the video. They changed the words to relate to school and specific class topics. For example, they replaced “I’m gonna pop some tags” with “I’m gonna up my grades.”

“This video embodies the remarkable talent we have in this district and transformation that is happening at Union High School,” said Teresa Weatherall Neal, Superintendent of Schools. “It’s this kind of teaching and student engagement that makes learning fun and exciting.”