(168 customer reviews)

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.


“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
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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168 reviews for Making Math Cool with the Rappin’ Mathematician

  1. Christy – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    Love it!

  2. Heberto – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    very informative

  3. TALYCIA – LUFKIN ISD (verified owner)

    Very engaging math ideas to get students talking about math.

  4. TALYCIA – LUFKIN ISD (verified owner)

    Very engaging math ideas to get students talking about math.

  5. TALYCIA – LUFKIN ISD (verified owner)

    Very engaging math ideas to get students talking about math.

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