Event Video: Math Rap Double Feature | National Math Festival

Event Video: Math Rap Double Feature

Did you miss our January 12, 2021 NMF Live Performance Series event featuring math rap concerts by the Music Notes and Professor Lyrical? You can now view the video recording of this family-friendly event!

Math Rap Double Feature (2021 National Math Festival) from MSRI / National Math Festival.

Math Concert with the Music Notes (Starting at 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 (Starting at 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 rap 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.