Lyrics and Performance by Vicki Young

Melody:* "Buy Me a Rose"*

When we're in school, we spend time on endless drill.

We work hard to understand but wonder still

Why we work page after page of answers to derive.

Shouldn't we learn math that's in our lives - today?

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Let's buy a car.

Let's bake a cake.

Let's take a trip - how long would it take?

Let's see how math affects us each way.

That's what it's all about in education today.

When we problem solve, we should use math that's real:

Percents for tips, divide gas mileage, find the best deal,

Work in groups, cooperate, connections learn to make.

Shouldn't we learn math we'll calculate - today?

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