This is a song about arithmetic and geometric sequences to the tune of "Blank Space" by Taylor Swift. My students and I sing this during our sequences unit in algebra class. I also use it as a call and response when students get stuck and don't know what to do. My students have said it helps them remember on quizzes and tests. Music makes memory!
Here is the main chorus:
Arithmetic is adding
Geometric is multiplying
You can’t tell me when it's over
For the numbers just keep going
Got a long list of these numbers
They'll tell you I'm insane
'Cause you know I love sequences
And I'll get an "A!"
To use in your classroom, just search on YouTube for an instrumental version of "Blank Space" by Taylor Swift. Print copies the song lyrics for students to see easily (I use a half sheet). Sing along to the instrumental version. You don't have to be good at it, as long as you are confident and the students see you having fun, they will catch on and start singing, too. Sometimes it helps to play a short clip of the original song to remind student how the tune goes before introducing the math version.