**We Will Graph You!
(“quadratic version”)**

**words**** © 1998, 2000 **

**You wanna draw a
parabola**

**From**** the general form algebra.**

**Don’t despair, complete the
square:**

**The x of the vertex comes out there, and**

** (We will, we will graph you!)2x**

**The vertex now is figured out,**

**But**** does the graph smile or frown?**

**The number next to the square of
x**

**Gave the sign to make the sketch, now**

** (We will, we will graph you!)2x**

**Find and plot any x-intercepts,**

**The**** constant “c” is the y-intercept;**

**A vertical line through the
vertex**

**Gives symmetry for your sketch, and**

** (We have, we have graphed you!)2x**

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**We Will Graph You! (“linear version”)**

**1998 adaptation by **

**Buddy you’re tryin’
to draw the line**

**For**** the m and the b we’re assigned:**

**Ain’t**** hard you see,**

**Put your pencil on the b,**

**One more point will guarantee that....**

** (We will, we will graph you!)2x**

**So now
you know the y-intercept;**

**Here’s**** how we find the rest of it:**

**Up with rise,**

**Across for run,**

**Plot another point, and when they’re
strung, sing...**

** (We have, we have graphed you!)2x**

**We Are the Mathletes**
(lyric copyright 2005 by

can be sung to the tune of “We are the
Champions” **© Queen)**

The math that I knew, I memorized

To get me through what teachers devised!

And mistakes, we’ve all made a few…

But I learned the reasons behind the math that I do.

And I went on and on and on and on….

We are the mathletes, my friend,

And we’ll keep deriving ‘til the end.

We are the mathletes, we are the mathletes,

No time to sell fries, ‘cause we are the mathletes

Of the world!