Free Math Facts Songs & Activities
At Math-U-See, we believe that students should not just be taught how to do math, but also the why behind it. But that doesn’t mean that memorizing facts and formulas has no value; having math facts available on demand frees students to focus on new concepts and skills. Mastering addition facts is a critical part of becoming a confident math student, while skip counting is an important skill to aid in learning multiplication facts.
Rote memorization and repetitive drilling might work, but how dull and dry! Memorizing can be a lot more fun and effective with the simple inclusion of music and game. How many of us remember Three Is A Magic Number, My Hero, Zero, or other Schoolhouse Rock hits and can still sing them word for word?
With the goal of memorization in mind, we’ve taken the Addition Facts and Skip Counting songs from our Skip Count & Addition Facts CD & Songbook and made them available right here. Information that is stored in the brain in song format is retrieved the same way it was entered; don’t be surprised if your student sings through an entire song to get to the fact they need. (A little math karaoke never hurt anyone!) We also included the printable coloring pages and sheet music for each set of facts.
Then we thought, “Why stop there? Who doesn’t love learning disguised as a game?” So our magnificent Curriculum Development team put on their play clothes and came up with games and activities to provide hands-on practice and learning through play. (Remember what I said about the why? behind the how? This is where that comes in.) Addition Facts activities are for specific math facts, while Skip Count activities can be used with any fact set.
Enjoy these fun ways to help build a strong math foundation for your lifelong learner!