Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Doing Math the Routty Way: Engaging Activities from A to Z (Day 19)

Tune Time- Math songs are a great way to differentiate instruction for your auditory learners, as well as, present your math curriculum in a fun and engaging way. There are a variety of ways to integrate songs into your everyday math program: 
* teach/ reinforce a concept
* provide a brain break for the students
* encourage the memorization of a skill 
* extend a challenge for students to create their own math songs

There are many resources available for songs. A quick Google search will bring up a plethora of songs and videos. Here are a few resources that I would like to share
  • Kay Smitherman also has some great song books called Math Notes. You can check them out at www.amazon.com. I love her measures of central tendency song. When I assess this skill, I can see and hear some of the students singing it to themselves. 
The song below is from Lory's 2nd Grade Page. It's a great song to reinforce the different ways that we represent time.