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Song and Dance of Math and Science

A Northwestern summer research project used hip-hop music to pique young students' interest in math and science.

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July 25, 2008 | by Marla Paul
A Northwestern summer research project used hip-hop music to pique young students' interest in math and science. Evanston Township High School students (pictured) performed a lyrical lesson with hip-hop dancing on cell phone technology for the benefit of District 65 elementary and middle school students.

Performers of "Speech and the Cell Phone" told younger students a story of how communications signals have evolved from African talking drums to the global telecommunications network.

Northwestern's Institute on Complex Systems, Tiz Media Foundation and Project EXCITE collaborated on the project, which was funded by Motorola Foundation under its Innnovation Generation Grants.