OZZY OSBOURNE Is Helping Chicago High School Students Learn Geometry

Harry Hitzeman of Chicago's Daily Herald reports: It's a passing period at Community High School in West Chicago, and the heavy metal sounds of OZZY OSBOURNE's "Crazy Train" blares from the public address system.

It's all about geometry class, of course.

Teacher Gwen Geiger explains how the self-proclaimed "Prince of Darkness" was going to shed some light on an efficient way to prove geometry statements are true.

"You can use an OZZY proof for anything," said Geiger, dressed in black from head to toe for the occasion.

Last year, while teaching a geometry unit, fellow math teacher Barbi Mathews noticed the acronym for the process spelled "EAT BAT." (Either, Assume, Then, But, Assumption, Therefore.)

Mathews immediately thought of OZZY OSBOURNE from the MTV reality show, "The Osbournes".

In his younger days, the singer's legend grew after he bit the head off a live bat during a concert in the early 1980s.

Mathews jokingly referred to the EAT BAT process as an "Ozzy proof." The idea caught on, and this year, she and Geiger held their first-ever Ozzy Day. They distributed plastic bats to students and played OZZY OSBOURNE songs before and during class. Read more.


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