Beyoncé's "Formation" Helps Bilingual Math Class in New Orleans Slay Geometry Lesson

Beyoncé's "Formation" Helps Bilingual Math Class in New Orleans Slay Geometry Lesson

Beyoncé isn't the only one with swag.

In New Orleans, seventh-grade math teacher Ciera Paul was trying to help her students understand the finer points of a recent geometry lesson. So she turned to Queen Bey's lyrics to "Formation" for help.

What followed is probably the best "Formation" remix you'll ever hear. In a video that's since gone viral, Paul tells her students at ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy, a charter school, that the objective of the lesson is to "find the area and circumference of a circle when given the radius or diameter." On cue, the class sings in unison, "I'm so crazy with my circular measurements/Pi times diameter gives me the circumference."

"I'm so reckless everytime [sic] I square my radius/I multiply it times pi to get the area."

Then the class stands up from their seats and dances while singing, "Geometry matters/Down in Louisiana/Remix these lyrics with vocab because math matters."

"Complimentary is 90 degree angles/Supplementary equals 1-8-0/I solved the problem like I'm a superhero."

And then in a final ode to greatness, the class belts out: "I bring A's home in my bag/SWAG!"

The fun doesn't stop there. The Spanish speakers in the class then continue on with their own translation. "Estoy tan loco con mis medidas circulares/Pi Multiplican diámetro me de la cicunferencia."

"Estoy cada vez de manera imprudente I Square mi radio/Lo multiplico por pi para obtener el área."

And then the refrain, in English: "Geometry matters, down in Louisiana/Remix these lyrics with vocab because math matters."

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"One Sunday night while I was at home, Beyoncé's 'Formation' came on the radio, and I thought to myself, 'I bet they're going to like this song,'" Paul told ABC News. And it worked. "They were all just like this is so fun; this is so awesome," Paul said.

Beyoncé is good for the youth.