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Question #93459 posted on 01/15/2021 3:26 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Help! I'm looking for songs to help teach math concepts like skip counting and adding to make 10. I know when I was a kid 20 years ago, I learned fun songs for counting by 10s, counting to 10, and stuff like that. Now all I can find though when I search for songs are "chants", or they have a tune to introduce the topic and then the actual counting is a boring chant.

Do you know of any awesome learning songs that aren't the popular ones on youtube?

Thanks.

-Miss Frazzled

A:

Dear you, 

Unfortunately, the only math song I know is the quadratic formula set to the tune of "Pop Goes the Weasel". Because ready recorded math songs can be hard to come by, you could try different methods to teach basic math concepts like making up a game. 

If any readers have specific math song suggestions, feel free to leave a correction.

~Anathema

A:

Dear Frazzle, 

PLEASE, go and watch peg + cat!!! There are few children's TV shows I love more. You can find some of the videos on the PBS website. The show is math-focused, super funny, and has some cute songs! They use the recurring "100 chickens" as a plot device that requires lots of different counting methods.I know they have videos/songs for counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s - even if there aren't songs, I think it does a great job helping kids understand the mathematical concepts. 

Hopefully that helps a little! 

Cheers, 

Guesthouse

posted on 01/17/2021 11:22 p.m.
"3 is a magic number" by School House Rock is a good one for learning to count in 3s!