Math Professor Pranks His Students For April Fools' Day (Video)

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades
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Some students think math is boring, but Matthew Weathers, an assistant professor of math and computer science at Biola University in La Mirada, California, makes sure his students sit up and pay attention.

On April Fools' Day, Weathers played an incredible prank on his students and posted it to YouTube (video below). Weathers captioned the video: “I played a trick on my math class for April Fools' Day. In this one, I'm showing a 'homework help' video that gets some trigonometry wrong. How embarrassing!”

The video has racked up more than 2.4 million views, but Weathers has apparently played practical jokes on his students several times. One of his other April Fools' videos has more than 6 million views.

Weathers told Reddit he practiced the gag about 20 times before performing it in front of his students. He used Adobe Premier and After Effects to create the on-screen video and credited film professor John Schmidt for teaching him the editing techniques. 

“I think learning is really fun, and if I can convey my excitement for learning to my students, I'm happy,” he wrote. 

Source: Reddit, YouTube

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