This Teacher Transformed Beyoncé's 'Formation' For Her Students — And They're Crazy In Love

"I'm so reckless every time I square my radius."

Remember when Beyoncé released "Formation" and the entire nation stopped dead in its tracks to express an opinion about it? The cultural — and arguably political — significance of Queen Bey's latest hit is such that everybody and their grandmothers have heard and seen the song's powerful video.

So consider it an act of creative genius that seventh-grade New Orleans math teacher Ciera Paul remixed Beyoncé's 'Formation' for a geometry class she was teaching at ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy, a charter school. Paul changed the lyrics to math formulas and had her students recite the song to her in a video that has since gone viral.

"The objective for today is to find the area and circumference of the circle when given the radius or diameter," Paul told her class.


Here's how they responded:

This looks like the most exciting math class, ever.

Paul told ABC News that she had joked about remixing a song for the class, but hadn't actually done it — until now. 

"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,'" the 26-year-old teacher said. Thirty minutes later, the remix was done, and she brought it to class and taught it to her students — who, naturally, loved it.

"They were all just like this is so fun; this is so awesome," she added. 

There was even a portion for her Spanish-speaking students.

Watch the full video here:


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