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Namin' Quads - Ms. Christman's Quadrilateral Rap
May 29, 2012
I wrote the lyrics to this math rap to help my students remember how to classify quadrilaterals. I do not own the rights to the background music. Thank you to my students for doing an awesome job performing it, Mr. Stokes for his help getting the lyrics copyrighted, and Mr. Draper for all of his hard work videotaping, splicing, and creating the final version of it! Enjoy it! :)
1, here comes the 2, to the 3, to the 4
Drawing quadrilaterals, can you tell me more
Many different types-that's right, you can't ignore
How many sides-go count them, there's four!
Can't remember which like it's become a chore
Use this song to help you, it'll make you sure
Of the quad you see with number sides four
Watch as your math grades begin to soar!
Here comes the trap to the zoid, our 1st one
Parallel pairs, it only has one
The other pair of lines intersect, no fun
Can't stop there, more to go, gotta run...
On to the next quad, no we're not done
Parallelogram is sure to make you stun
Parallel pairs-two, both -- not just one
Three types of p-grams under the sun.
(Chorus-repeat 8 times)**
Everybody in the class namin' quads now
Quads, here comes the p-to the grams, yes, three
All sides equal and angles same degrees
Of 90 each-that's a square, excuse me
Two more to go, so no we're not home free.
Rectangle next, like a square, you will see,
Four right angles, all of the same degree
Opp. Sides equal, but shhh here's the key
All sides equal? No, they don't have to be!
Last p-gram is a rhombus, now we
Know all it's sides-equal, equal as can be
Acute, right, obtuse- the angles we may see
Look there closely, don't need a referee!
What quad is that? No need to disagree
Use this song to help and I can guarantee
You'll remember it and jump in jubilee
And impress who? That's right, Ms. C!