Updated May 2014

Flocabulary: Math

Catchy raps grab kids' attention from the first "one-two, one-two"

Subjects & skills
Subjects
  • Math

Skills
  • Communication & Collaboration
  • Character & SEL
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K–8
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Flocabulary's math lessons are best for introducing new concepts, or for helping kids memorize difficult mathematical rules (like multiplication tables or the order of operations). Kids could explore the site on their own, but without a way to track or assess progress, it's best used as a whole-class activity. After showing videos, discuss the songs and offer kids some further explanation of the topic. Alternatively, use Flocabulary simply to inspire. Working through a new unit with challenging concepts or vocabulary? Have your students work together to write a catchy tune that teaches a concept to the class. As kids learn, the song's refrains are especially helpful for fun -- yet rote -- memorization.

Be sure to spend a few minutes looking through all the math topics to find ones that are appropriate for your class; not all are matched perfectly with the appropriate age group. For example, a basic introduction to money is listed under grades 5-8 but could easily be used with second-graders. And while most of the songs are clear and age-appropriate, some of the key terms could be too complex for certain age groups. Last, while not all kids love hip-hop, most of the songs here are clever enough to have broad appeal.

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Featured review by
Sean A. , Technology coordinator
Technology coordinator
District 75 Central
New York, United States
Memorable mix of math facts
The math concepts videos would be awesome enough on their own, but the built in lessons, worksheets, and quizzes put it over the top. The fact that the videos can be slowed with subtitles help to make them accessible to ELL and special education students.
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