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Dancehall Math - 2x2 never sounded simpler
claude evans
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Mathematics is a subject that most children face with anxiety.
However, Claude Evans thinks he can change this by fusing
the infectious rhythms of dancehall with math.

Starting with just the multiplication table, Evans believes his
idea can go a far way.

"I could hear the beats and hear the timetables to them," Evans
told The Sunday Gleaner.

use dancehall music to teach one of the basic concepts (of
math)."

In a release Evans sent prior to the interview with The Sunday
Gleaner, he said: "I think that although the general population,
as well as most artistes, has math anxiety, those who do not
will respond with clever, catchy renditions of the timetable.

"Most Jamaicans have learnt their timetable and the days in
each month by song. We sing our ABCs to remember the
alphabet itself and to remember the order of the alphabet when
we file something or use a telephone directory, and we sing or
recite poems."

In the same way, Evans believes music, especially dancehall,
would be effective in teaching multiplication.
Claude Evans
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