# Math Songs/Poems

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1. ### busybeeRookie

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Hi,
Just looking for some GREAT math songs/poems that I dont have to purchase.
I teach first grade. Now, I want to find something to help with memorization of basic addition and subtraction facts.
Any help will be appreciated.
THANK YOU!

3. ### hescollinFanatic

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Oct 24, 2006

Math.doc
1+1= 2 eyes
2+2= 4 legs on a dog
3+3= 6 pack
4+4 = 8 spider legs
5+5= 10 fingers
6+6=12 dozen like a dozen eggs
7+7= 14 days = 2 weeks at grandmas
8+8=16 age to drive a car
9+9=18 wheels on a truck
There's a book called The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins it's about someone who baked cookies, then more and more people keep coming over to the house, so they keep having to divide the cookies. I read this book to my class and gave them counters to use, so as we read, they figured out how to divide the cookies equally. Then I made a follow up sheet that I called THe DOorbell Rang Again, and made up virtually a new story, with different numbers for division problems for them to solve with counters. After this lesson they really got the idea of division (a conceptual understanding).

Math Curse by Jon Scieszka -- great picture book
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes -- short novel -- basic counting, but ...
Smart -- poem by Shel Silverstein -- great for a money unit!!!! Really funny and you can't beat it!
The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns -- Geometric shapes
Books by Greg Tang -- Math Riddles with colorful illustrations -- The Grapes of Math, Math for all Seasons, Math-erpieces, Math Potatoes -- are just a few off the top of my head
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table -- and other Sir Cumference books by Cindy Neuschwander -- There are at least two others - neat picture book stories
A Remainder of One by Elinor Pinczes -- division
Measuring Penny by Loreen Leedy -- great picture book about different ways to measure
Spaghetti and Meatballs for All by Marilyn Burns
Amanda Bean's Amazing Dream by Cindy Neuschwander -- multiplication
One Hundred Angry Ants by Elinor Pinczes -- division
Pigs Go to Market -- and other pig books by Amy Axelrod -- several math concepts covered
G is for Googol by David Schwartz -- math alphabet book
How Much is a Million by David Schwartz
On Beyond a Million by David Schwartz
If You Made a Million by David Schwartz
Millions to Measure by David Schwartz
If You Hopped Like a Frog by David Schwartz -- comparisons
The History of Counting -- can't remember the author
From Zero to Ten: The Story of Numbers by Vivian French
One Grain of Rice -- Demi -- exponential growth
The King's Chessboard by David Birch -- exponential growth similar to the above book
Grandfather Tang's Story by Ann Tompert -- Tangrams
The Warlord's Puzzle by Virginia Pilegard -- Tangrams
The Warlord's Beads by Virginia Pilegard -- the abacus
Actual Size by Steve Jenkins
Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest by Steve Jenkins -- measurement of the extremes
Polar Bear Math, Tiger Math, Chimp Math, Panda Math -- Books by Ann Nagda -- combines science and math and real life application
Even Steven and Odd Todd by Kathryn Cristaldi ?sp
Wild Fibonacci: Nature's Secret Code Revealed by Joy N. Hulme
Stuart J. Murphy has a whole series of books called Math Start that explore many different math concepts
Marvelous Math -- edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins is a collection of poems dealing with math -- included are Marvelous Math, Take a Number, To Build a House, Math Makes Me Feel Safe, One to Ten, Calculator, SOS, Fractions, Pythagoras, Hourglass, Time Passes and a few others.

4. ### MaithalCohort

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Oct 24, 2006

Here's one that I've heard of it.

It's for teaching time.
To the tune of Are you Sleeping?
What time is it?
What time is it.
It's ______(say time)
It's ______ (say time)
Big hand on the ___(#).
Little hand on the ___(#).
It's ____(say time).

5. ### AlegreRookie

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Here are some sites and some songs (long list)

These are sites and songs I've collected over the years. I don't know who the originators of most of these ideas are, so if someone happens to see his/her idea here, go ahead and proudly claim it!

Songs-Links to a variety of songs and poems
http://www.canteach.ca/

http://kellyskindergarten.com/songs/songs.htm

Doubles minus one song (mp3)
http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/musclemath/page2.htm

http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/musclemath/page1.htm
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*Poem for two digit subtraction

More on top?
No need to stop!
More on the floor?
Go next door!
Number's the same?
Zero's the name!
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**Clock Song--- for telling time

The hands on the clock go round and round,
Round and round, round and round.
The hands on the clock go round and round.
To tell us the time.

The short hand on the clock
Goes from number to number,
Number to number, number to number.
The short hand on the clock
Goes from number to number.
To tell us the time.

The long hand on the clock
Goes around by fives,
Around by fives, around by fives.
The long hand on the clock
Goes around by fives.
To tell us the minutes.
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Doubles Rap

It's the doubles, baby!
Let’s go! Let’s go!
It's the doubles, baby,
And it starts with ZERO!

0+0=0 Oh!

1+1=2 Ooooooh!

2+2=4 More!

3+3=6 Kicks!

4+4=8 That's great!

5+5=10 Again!

6+6=12 Dig and delve!

7+7=14 Let's lean!

8+8=16 You're a queen!

9+9=18 Jelly Bean!

10+10=20 That's plenty!
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Doubles Song

Doubles are fun, doubles are cool.
We're havin' fun, doin' doubles at school.
Doubles are cool, doubles are fun.
We're doin' doubles 'til the school day is done.

A button red
A button blue
1+1=2

Two ducks quack
Two lions roar
2+2=4

Doubles are fun, doubles are cool.
We're havin' fun, doin' doubles at school.
Doubles are cool, doubles are fun.
We're doin' doubles 'til the school day is done.

Three little kittens
Three little chicks
3+3=6

Four peas on a spoon
Four peas on a plate
4+4=8

Doubles are fun, doubles are cool.
We're havin' fun, doin' doubles at school.
Doubles are cool, doubles are fun.
We're doin' doubles 'til the school day is done.

Five fingers here
Five fingers again
5+5=10

Six dogs dig
Six dogs delve
6+6=12

Doubles are fun, doubles are cool.
We're havin' fun, doin' doubles at school.
Doubles are cool, doubles are fun.
We're doin' doubles 'til the school day is done.

Seven faces dirty
Seven faces clean
7+7=14

Eight jackets red
Eight jackets green
8+8=16

Doubles are fun, doubles are cool.
We're havin' fun, doin' doubles at school.
Doubles are cool, doubles are fun.
We're doin' doubles 'til the school day is done.
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Oct 26, 2006

THankS!

Thanks to everyone! Very helpful resources!
Have a great day!