I, Shamou Pusey, Phallu Ras a 33 year old father, husband and special educator in Baltimore city Public Schools has blended my musical talent with education, by creating Super Mathematicals: Skip Counting
As an unorthodox style of teacher, I have learned that the best education to provide anyone is an education that your students can connect with, in a culture that supports their individuality. Many times we conform our youths to fit an already set Europrean style of education where expression is discouraged, limiting the beauty of creativity.
For the 9 years that I have been teaching, I have come across so many youths that have been diagnosed with special needs and end up barely graduating school with a High School Diploma or Certificate of Completion and still has not gained a solid foundation of life skills, like counting for a multiple of reasons.
The percentage of these individuals in special ed that perform poorly compared to other students with special needs can be from 10 – to up to 50%. An amount that can drastically affect their independence and possible freedoms. With programs out like DORS and Assistive Living to help establish some stability with these youths, the problems still remains that these individuals are lacking the necessary skills to monitor a bank account, count their correct change or use basic multiplication.
I have not given up on these youths and would hate for them to be taken advantage of because they are limited. So I created a learning tool to help change these deficits. Music is such a universal language that it is a medium to communicate, it surpasses IQ levels and provides learning through song, that I have created a multiplication compilation using modern day elements like trap music, Soca, reggae and hip hop.
Super Mathematicals is also a great avenue to promote early learning in this current generation of youths that are in early elementary education. Playing this music over and over again will have 4 year olds learning how to skip count before they reach 2nd or 3rd grade when multiplication is being taught. In theory, The evolution in the advancement of the child’s mind will soar to new levels.
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