Why you must use maths songs in your numeracy lessons…
Maths, in the UK at least, is such a divisive subject. Many people recognise its importance whilst others question the usefulness of maths as it is taught through the national curriculum, particularly at key stage 3 and 4. Some people are confident mathematicians whilst others openly and shamelessly declare “I can’t do maths.”
Something that can be agreed upon though is that learning maths at primary school level, is essential for life. That’s why the best primary teachers place such an importance on making the subject fun and accessible to all. What better way to do this than use maths songs?
Maths songs present mathematical concepts and facts in the form of memorable musical works and are highly effective in enabling pupils to memorise key facts about everything from times tables and numbers bonds to geometry and fractions.
Here, we’ve compiled a selection of maths songs from our growing collection for your enjoyment.
Number Bond Zoo
This free lyric video is great for teaching children complements to 100 using multiples of 10. Its lyrics tell a story about a zoo and the animals that live there making it easy for children to remember key facts.
Fractions, Decimals, Percentages
An upbeat maths song with a rap style, ‘Fractions, Decimals, Percentages’ will surely help KS2 pupils to memorise equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages.
This wacky song conveys keys facts about equilateral, scalene and isosceles triangles in a way that’s light hearted and fun.
Square Number Song
This song is great for teaching children about square numbers to 100. It’s driving rock feel and repetitive lyrics make it a very effective musical aide memoir.
Keep an eye of our library of educational music and lyric videos for more maths songs.
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