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Antioch teacher creates math rap music video

ANTIOCH, Calif. (KRON) — Jordan Orosco, a math teacher at Deer Valley High School in Antioch, wrote a math rap to help his students learn in a fun, alternative way.

Orosco said he was not a rapper outside of the classroom and only created his rapping as educational entertainment for his students.

“I make a lot of math jokes with my kids all the time. I used to joke, ‘I could do a rap song too, you know.’ One day during spring break…I found this beat on YouTube,” he said.

“They loved it!” Orosco told KRON4.

After his students heard their teacher’s math rap, the students decided they needed a music video for youtube. Deer Valley High School has a Dear Valley television program. A student from the TV program filmed the professor rapping and dancing all over campus to make the music video. Some of Orosco’s math students even stepped in as reserve dancers.

“I had a gym bag full of clothes to change into different outfits,” Orosco said.

Students lucky enough to take Orosco’s math classes this fall will have even more math raps to look forward to. Orosco said he was working on new raps during summer vacation.

Math is an important skill to learn because it helps with problem solving, Orosco said. “We always have to solve problems in life, I hope that’s what they can take away from my class,” he said.

Watch Orosco’s full math rap clip below!