A student has become an online hero after managing to get extra points in a chemistry test by referencing Trey Songz.
Pupils at a charter school were asked by their teacher to ‘briefly explain electronegativity’ to earn an extra five points in an extra credit question.
Electronegativity is a chemical property that measures the tendency of an atom to attract electrons.
Cheeky: A pupil has become an online hero after they made reference to Trey to explain electronegativity in an extra credit question in a chemistry test
Inspiration: Musician Trey Songz, 31, inspired a pupil’s extra credit answer that has attracted admiration online
But one innovative student answered by inviting chemistry teacher Daphney Chery to refer to the 31-year-old rapper and singer Trey Songz, also known as Mr Steal Your Girl – and succeeded in getting the extra credit.
The test answer, which has been shared thousands of times, reads: ‘Yea I’m getting this 5 pts! To properly articulate what electronegativity is, I would like to draw attention to Trey Songz a.k.a. Mr. Steal Your Girl.
‘You see Trey has no chill, he’s a killer, a savage. He steals other men girls without any remorse.’
The student adds: ‘Electronegativity is a concept with a lot of Trey like behavior. It’s the ability for an atom to take another atom’s electron.
‘With Fluorine being the OG Trey Songz because it has the highest electronegativity out of all the elements. Straight stealing them. (That’s an A+ answer, Ms. Chery.)’
While some teachers might frown on pupils using references from contemporary culture to answer a chemistry question, Daphney loved it so much she not only awarded the points but also shared it on Instagram.
Real life examples: Daphney, pictured above, praised the unusual answer before sharing it on Instagram where she said she encourages students to ‘think of associations from their lives’ to help their learning
‘LOL’: Daphney’s Instagram post of the answer has made the anonymous student an online hero attracting thousands of lives and hundreds of comments
On the test paper she wrote ‘LOL [sic]’ and praised the student.
She wrote: ‘Very well put! And funny +five pts [sic]’.
Daphney said she has been trying to encourage her students to ‘ think of associations from their lives’ to help them in their learning.
She wrote on Instagram: ‘For the past two months, I’ve been teaching one period of chemistry at a charter school.
‘I try to encourage my students to think of associations from their lives that would help them understand the concepts they are learning better.
‘Being that I only teach one period, I’m able to really come up with fun activities and lesson plans that will help them like chemistry more.
‘But this answer is by far the most creative one! And it is hilarious!’