Concepts Covered Are:
Greater Than-Fewer Than, Subitize, Rekenrek Song, Mission Ways to Make Four, What's a Sum?, Counting On with Addition, Counting by Threes, Putting Numbers in Order, Odds & Evens, Hexagon, Trapezoid, Cylinder, Measuring with a Ruler, The Pattern of the Hundreds Chart, 12 vs. 21, Counting Backwards from 20, Telling Time is Easy, One Half-One Fourth, Counting Coins, Adding Numbers to Ten, So Many Ways to Solve a Problem, Keywords for Addition, Keywords for Subtraction, Get on the Tens' Bus!, What is Place Value?
This fun, award winning DVD includes all of the great songs from our Musical Math Vol. 2 CD, now with onscreen movements and animations to keep student's attention focused, while addressing many of the concepts introduced in the Primary classroom. These catchy songs include both time-honored math concepts such as telling time, measuring, putting numbers in order, and three-dimensional shapes, as well as many newer Common Core concepts, such as using a Rekenrek, subitizing, decomposing numbers, and counting on in addition. Most math text books now use the words “greater than” and “fewer than” rather than “more” and “less,” so we now have a song on what those words mean. We have also found that many first graders are expected to count by threes now, so we have included a song to help children learn that easily.
Flexibility in problem solving and thinking is a huge part of the Common Core, so we now have a song called, “So Many Ways to Solve a Problem” with visual examples to help children remember all of the different things that they could do in order to persevere through a tricky problem. But some things just never change in math, so learning how to count coins, understand place value, and memorize some keywords for addition and subtraction are also an important part of this great musical teaching tool.
Because language arts instruction is so important and seems to eat up so much time, I find that it is all the more crucial to make sure that my math instruction is effective and is delivered efficiently. I use math manipulatives in small groups daily to develop math concepts and understandings, and then use the songs and visuals from the DVD to actively reinforce and review these math concepts at other times of the day as well. The songs on our 2 volumes of Musical Math CD and DVD are particularly helpful in reviewing the academic vocabulary associated with these math concepts.
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