Teacher Ciera Paul has a very straightforward goal for her seventh grade class: "Find the area and circumference of a circle when given a radius or the diameter."
For this lesson, Paul, who teaches at ReNew Cultural Arts Academy in New Orleans, Louisiana, changed up Beyoncé's "Formation" lyrics to be about geometry formulas: "I’m so crazy with my circular measurements. Pi times diameter gives me the circumference. I’m so reckless every time I square radius. I multiply it times Pi to get the area."
Paul told ABC News that her students memorized the mathy version of the hit song after practicing it for two weeks. More students are participating in class, and grades are rising thanks to the creative approach.
"One Sunday night while I was at home, Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ came on the radio, and I thought to myself, 'I bet they're going to like this song,'" Paul said. "This is just an interesting way to change it up a little bit and get away from the traditional teaching methods of just pens and paper."
Watch the impressive video below. To make things even more awesome, there's a Spanish cover in there, too!
"I bring As home in my bag, swag!" the kids proudly sing.
Swag, indeed. 💯