Multiply your Fun!
This is a great way to practice, refresh and learn the multiplication facts over the summer. Learn the facts by singing fun songs together as a whole family! You can use a variety of tools for support – there are tons of these songs on YouTube as well.
These are my favorite versions because they are short, fun, catchy tunes that are condensed to the important stuff. Keep a cheat sheet of the songs and facts in your phone!
Participation is Key!
The most important part is that the whole family participates. Who couldn’t use a little brush up on their multiplication facts? If your child chooses not to sing along at first, that is ok. Listening to a song over and over can also help with learning.
Don’t be afraid that you will be exposed for not remembering your 7 facts. It is great for kids to see their parents struggling to learn. They will watch to see if you will work to improve, how you react to a mistake and how much effort you put into the game.
Make this a fun moment. You can choose to sing at every red light while driving, while doing the dishes after supper, while walking to the park, before a meal, or anytime. Enjoy the mistakes but sing another round to get it right!
Start with one song at a time, get it really set in everyone’s memory then add a second song. What a great gift for the fall. You will give your child a happy memory that will be remembered with every multiplication equation throughout the school year!
The family that sings multiplication facts together, has a lot of fun learning together!
*If your child is old enough to sing, they can enjoy learning these facts along with other family members. You are never too young to start learning your multiplication facts!
2 Facts – sung to the tune of “I’ve Got the Joy, Joy , Joy, Joy Down in My Heart”
I’ve got the…
2, 4, 6, 8,
10, 12, 14,
20 oh yeah!
3 Facts – chorus from the Multiplication Rock song for 3s (available on YouTube for free)
3, 6, 9
12, 15, 18
21, 24, 27
4 Facts – “Jingle Bells”
4, 8 12
28. 32. 36 40
5 Facts – chorus from the Multiplication Rock song for 5s (available on YouTube for free)
5, 10, 15, 20
25, 30, 35, 40
45, 50 ….
6 Facts – “Happy Birthday”
6, 12, 18, 24
30, 36, 42
48, 54, 60
That’s the sixes, woohoo!
7 Facts – “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”
7, 14, 21,
42, 49, 56,
8 Facts – “We Go Together” from Grease (with the hand jive too)
8, 16, 24,
rama lama lama
ka ding a ka ding a dong
shoo bop sha wadda wadda
yippity boom da boom
48, 56, 64
Wah oooh yeah!
9 Facts – “Row, Row, Row, Your Boat”
9, 18, 27
10 Facts – “Yankee Doodle”
10, 20, 30, 40
50, 60, 70
80, 90, 100
We all count to 100, yeah!
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Katherine is a seasoned educator with a wide variety of expertise in the field. As a teacher with over 30 years of experience with students ages 3-18, she is also a Certified Elementary School Teacher (K-8), a Certified Special Education Teacher (K-12), an Inclusion Specialist, and a Visual and Performing Arts Specialist. In addition to her credentials, she has also spent 2 years as a House Parent for Severely Emotionally Disturbed teenaged girls (ages 9-18), and has worked with all types of students with various labels including Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, SED, ODD, FASD, ID, ADHD, Schizophrenia, Gifted, etc.