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Multiplication Rock was the mathematical arm of Schoolhouse Rock, developed in the early 1970s. These were educational shorts that feature rock songs, featured with accompanying animation. Schoolhouse Rock was originally conceived by Thomas G. Yohe in 1972. Mathematics is commonly defined as the study of patterns of structure, change, and space; more informally, one might say it is the study of figures and numbers. Mathematical knowledge is constantly growing, through research and application, but mathematics itself is not usually considered a natural science. ... Schoolhouse Rock! is a series of 46 educational shorts featuring rock songs about schoolroom topics, including grammar, science, economics and American history and politics. ... This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ...

The math series was called Multiplication Rock, specifically, because the only math topic featured in these vignettes was multiplication (except for, perhaps, the song "My Hero, Zero" which discussed the concept of zero more than its multiplicative powers.) In its simplest form, multiplication is a quick way of adding identical numbers. ... 0 (zero) or nought is both a number and a numeral. ...

The songs were featured during ABC network Saturday morning children's programming, interspersed with other Schoolhouse Rock vignettes between shows and commercials. The shorts were broadcast on ABC television affiliates until 1986. The ABC Circle logo, designed by Paul Rand in 1962. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Multiplication Rock proved popular enough that it was also sold as a phonograph record (produced on vinyl). After a resurgence in the popularity of Schoolhouse Rock as Generation X (its original intended audience) aged, Multiplication Rock and the other Schoolhouse Rock music and cartoon vignettes were digitially reproduced (and some songs were even covered by popular contemporary rock bands), issued on CD and DVD. Manufacturers put records inside protective and decorative cardboard jackets and an inner paper sleeve to protect the grooves from dust and scratches. ... A vinyl is an organic molecule containing a vinyl group: H R / C = C / H H where R represents a functional group such as a hydrocarbon or halogen. ... Generation X is a term used in demographics, the social sciences, and more broadly in popular culture. ... CD may stand for: compact disc Canadian Forces Decoration cash dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) certificate of deposit České dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s Panhard race... DVD is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for storing data, including movies with high video and sound quality. ...

The Multiplication Rock songs (and topic)

  • My Hero, Zero (0 as a numeral) - music, lyrics, and performance by Bob Dorough
  • Elementary, My Dear (2) - lyrics
  • Three Is a Magic Number (3) - music, lyrics, and performance by Bob Dorough
  • The Four-Legged Zoo (4) - lyrics
  • Ready or Not, Here I Come (5) - lyrics
  • I Got Six (6) - lyrics
  • Lucky Seven Sampson (7) - lyrics
  • Figure Eight (8) - music and lyrics by Bob Dorough; performed by Blossom Dearie
  • Naughty Number Nine (9) - music and lyrics by Bob Dorough; performed by Grady Tate
  • The Good Eleven (11) - lyrics
  • Little Twelvetoes (12) - lyrics
A numeral is a symbol or group of symbols that represents a number. ... Bob Dorough (1923— ) is a bebop jazz pianist and vocalist. ... 2 (two) is a number, numeral, and glyph. ... 3 (three) is a number, numeral, and glyph. ... 4 (four) is a number, numeral, and glyph. ... 5 (five) is the natural number following 4 and preceding 6. ... 6 (six) is the natural number following 5 and preceding 7. ... 7 (seven) is the natural number following 6 and preceding 8. ... 8 (eight) is the natural number following 7 and preceding 9. ... Blossom Dearie is an American jazz singer and voice actress. ... 9 (nine) is the natural number following 8 and preceding 10. ... Grady Tate, born January 14, 1942 in Durham, North Carolina, is a jazz drummer. ... 11 (eleven) is the natural number following 10 and preceding 12. ... 12 (twelve) is the natural number following 11 and preceding 13. ...

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Multiplication Rock (215 words)
Schoolhouse Rock was a series of three-minute Saturday morning lessons on math, grammar, civics, and science that ran from 1973-1985 on ABC television.
The theory was that putting multiplication facts to music would make them easier for kids to learn.
Segments were produced for the multiplication tables for all the numbers from 0 to 12, with the exception of 1 and 10 (presumably, no music was necessary for these two!).
Rock and television --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica (926 words)
Think of rock and television as one of those couples plainly destined to get together but often at odds until the shotgun wedding arranged by MTV (Music TeleVision) finally got them to the altar in 1981.
Radio and rock and roll needed each other, and it was their good fortune that they intersected at the exact moment when rock and roll was being born and radio was facing death.
Metamorphic rock is sedimentary rock that has been subjected to pressure and heat.
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