# The Twelve Days of Algebra

Just in case you haven’t heard this hit…and so sorry for its late arrival. You should have started last Thursday if you’re on the one verse a day plan!

The Twelve Days of Algebra

On the first day of Algebra my teacher taught to me that math class can be fun.

….variables and that math class can be fun.

….Combining like terms, variables and that math class can be fun.

….Distributing, Combining like terms, variables and that math class can be fun.

….Solving equations, distributing, Combining like terms, variables and that math class can be fun.

….How to find slope, solving equations, distributing, Combining like terms, variables and that math class can be fun.

….Graphing of lines, how to find slope, solving equations, distributing, Combining like terms, variables and that math class can be fun.

….Fitting lines to data, graphing of lines, how to find slope, solving equations, distributing, Combining like terms, variables and that math class can be fun.

….probability, fitting lines to data, graphing of lines, how to find slope, solving equations, distributing, Combining like terms, variables and that math class can be fun.

…. exponential curves, probability, fitting lines to data, graphing of lines, how to find slope, solving equations, distributing, Combining like terms, variables and that math class can be fun.

…. quadratic functions, exponential curves, probability, fitting lines to data, graphing of lines, how to find slope, solving equations, distributing, Combining like terms, variables and that math class can be fun.

….Systems of equations, quadratic functions, exponential curves, probability, fitting lines to data, graphing of lines, how to find slope, solving equations, distributing, Combining like terms, variables and that math class can be fun.

I have a reindeer named Blitzen who sits on my shoulder while I sing, building one additional verse a day. Even the juniors who make fun of it love it secretly…and when my former students see me standing in the hall with Blitzen on my shoulder, a bunch of them ask if I’m singing again and when they can come see me. Of course, I also get offers of help, so I’ll be breaking out my lyric sheet and sharing the love soon.

If you want to make your own, the lyrics above fit perfectly on a half sheet!