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Tom Lehrer That's Mathematics Lyrics

Last updated: 05/04/2014 06:43:11 AM

Counting sheep
When you're trying to sleep,
Being fair
When there's something to share,
Being neat
When you're folding a sheet,
That's mathematics!

When a ball
Bounces off of a wall,
When you cook
From a recipe book,
When you know
How much money you owe,
That's mathematics!

How much gold can you hold in an elephant's ear?
When it's noon on the moon, then what time is it here?
If you could count for a year, would you get to infinity,
Or somewhere in that vicinity?

When you choose
How much postage to use,
When you know
What's the chance it will snow,
When you bet
And you end up in debt,
Oh try as you may,
You just can't get away
From mathematics!

Andrew Wiles gently smiles
Does his thing and voila.
QED we agree and we all shout horrah,
As he confirms what Fermat
Jotted down in that margin
Which could've used some enlargin'.

Tap your feet,
Keepin' time to a beat,
Of a song
While you're singing along,
With the rest of the guys,
Yes, try as you may,
You just can't get away
From mathematics!

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Love this | Reviewer: Anonymous II | 2/19/14

This used to be on the maths homepage of our school website and every time we logged on it would start playing from various computers around the classroom. It became something of a running gag! Great song though. Tom Lehrer = genius

Our New Third Grade Theme Song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/3/12

Tapping your feet and singing this song, our class uses this song before a math lesson. We were singing in Computer Lab when state visitors came in and then went right to work on our math studies online....SUPER!!!! Hope you will write a song for all our subjects

great song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/14/11

its cool how me and you are real and its nice when papers fold because of teachers and i like it when this is a bob or a shout and its lalalala when monkeys sing with her so its very cool when we work like a girffe and i hope ill see you later on the moon