Presenter: Alex Kajitani
Core Area: Planning 1.1, Planning 1.2, Planning 1.3, Planning 1.4, Instruction 2.1, Instruction 2.2, Instruction 2.3, Instruction 2.4, Instruction 2.5, Learning Environment 3.1, Learning Environment 3.3, Professional Practices and Responsibilities 4.2
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Do your students think math is cool, or do they find it more of a chore? In this one-hour course, you’ll learn the best tips and tricks from rapping math teacher Alex Kajitani to take your lessons to the next level. Come and be inspired to make math cool again.

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“Cool” is rarely the word people think of when it comes to math, but educator and author Alex Kajitani says that by using a few tricks and strategies, teachers can present math in a cool and engaging way that changes the way students themselves talk about it. Inspired by his love for rap and his passion for teaching math, Mr. Kajitani created his own math rap to teach his students about decimals and has been finding creative ways to present math lessons ever since.

After taking this course you’ll know more about:

  • Why making math lessons engaging is so important
  • Resources that make creative math lessons easier
  • Tips and tricks to put together a cool math lesson that your students will love


Presenter Bio

Alex Kajitani (Kaw-juw-taw-nee) is the 2009 California Teacher of the Year, and a Top-4 Finalist for National Teacher of the Year. He is the co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers, and his first book, Owning It was named “Recommended Reading” by the U.S. Department of Education. Alex is also on a mission to get every kid in America to learn their times tables, and to make this happen, he created the popular online program www.MultiplicationNation.com. Alex is a highly-sought after keynote speaker who supports and motivates teachers nationwide, and he’s known around the world as “The Rappin’ Mathematician.” Alex has a popular TED Talk, has been honored at The White House, and was featured on The CBS Evening News, where Katie Couric exclaimed, “I LOVE that guy!” For more of his innovative ideas, visit www.AlexKajitani.com.

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111 reviews for Making Math Cool with the Rappin’ Mathematician

  1. wilda – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great strategies to keep students engaged and implement them on their daily math activities.

  2. Tony – FAIRBANKS LOCAL (verified owner)

    This course includes a variety of math activities that will get your students excited about learning.

  3. JANICE – SAN FELIPE-DEL RIO CISD (verified owner)

    I enjoyed the different ways to share math.

  4. Timothy – TIPP CITY EXEMPTED VILLAGE (verified owner)

    helpful to reflect on how we teach math

  5. PATRICIA – SAN FELIPE-DEL RIO CISD (verified owner)

    Interesting course

  6. ROSALINDA – SAN FELIPE-DEL RIO CISD (verified owner)

    too high for my grade level

  7. Maricela – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    has great ideas to use in classroom

  8. Stacey – SAN FELIPE-DEL RIO CISD (verified owner)

    This is an awesome course that gives you lots of easy ideas to use in the classroom right way without much prep.

  9. Gracie – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed completing the session with this presenter. He had really good ideas based on my content.

  10. Jessica – TIPP CITY EXEMPTED VILLAGE (verified owner)


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