These math songs for kids are such a great way to learn math facts, formulas, and principles.

Listening to math songs is truly one of the best ways to learn all kinds of math concepts. Whether you want to learn multiplication tables & multiplication facts, the commutative property rules, or formulas for the areas of three dimensional shapes, every single one of these tunes is such a fun song!

Young children and older children seem to love the **Musical Memory Math songs**.

Memorization to a catchy tune is a great tool for learning something for life.

## Why It Works

Rote memorization has been out of “vogue” in education theory for many years. But the truth is, kids LOVE to memorize (especially to songs, chants, and raps). AND their brains are wired for memorizing TONS of information so easily. Just see who can memorize some of these songs first… you or your child.

It’s actually even recommended for kids to memorize something they might not totally understand yet. Take for example, counting by fives.

My 3 year old incidentally learned to count by fives just from hearing our math songs over and over in our house. He didn’t really understand he was counting equal groups of five objects, or adding 5 + 5 + 5 etc…

BUT when he was 4 years old, I showed him groups of 5 on a 20 frame and it clicked… 5, 10, 15, 20.

Then when hew as 5 years old, I showed him groups of 5 on an abacus and he could easily count by 5 to 50. And he could see that they were equal groups of 5.

Then when he was 6 years old, I showed him how a nickel is worth 5 pennies so we can count nickels as 5 cents each. He counted to 100 cents and bought 10 pieces of 10-cent candy with his nickels.

Then, when he was 8 years old, I showed him 3 equal groups of 5 is 3 times 5. And he knows it’s 15.

Kids who learn skip counting song patterns learn their times tables so much more easily. (Not to mention, clocks, money, equal groups, factoring, division, and prime numbers!)

Some of our math songs are familiar tunes (like the Ants Go Marching or Five Little Ducks), but plenty of math songs we wrote are original tunes.

Even though our songs are super fun, we take a ZERO FLUFF approach with simple lyrics and songs kids can learn quickly. I actually do NOT like listening to a 3 minute long song for a multiplication table when a 25 second song will do. (And kids don’t either! They get repetitive and boring, the repetitive tune gets old… No offense, Jack Hartmann.)

Every upbeat song on our Math Songs Album is under 45 seconds long. And even the ones that have a familiar melody are fun for kids of all ages who are trying to learn an important math concept.

**Here is What Parents are Saying About Our Math Songs: **

“Great tool! What a fun way to learn math. My kids (5, 3, 1) ALL love to sing or babble along and we’re learning so much. The songs are mom friendly too. My favorite so far is skip counting by 6!”

-Lauren

“Wow! These catchy songs make memorizing so fun and easy. We have tried some memorization in the past but this takes true mastery to a whole new level.”

-Melinda

“These have given my 6 year old a real head start in learning times table charts. We just listen to the entire multiplication songs playlist over and over.”

-Jenna

“We played these songs while we were driving in town. Now, a year later, they still know the songs. When the subject comes up, especially in math, they will break out in song from what they learned over a year ago.”

-Travis

“My kindergartener has memorized all her multiplication facts from 1 to 12 by the skip counting songs…”

-Jocelyn

“These are my kids favorite multiplication songs – they seem to even work better than a mnemonic device! I’m definitely going to have all my kids memorize these fun math songs before they get to second grade. I just think it’ll help with higher level math so much.”

-Jenny

**FAQ**

**What Math Songs Are Included on the Playlist?**

All of these songs are accessible in our app with a one month free trial or you can purchase the mp3’s in the online shop right here. (They come with flashcards!)

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**Do You Have Songs for Basic Addition Facts?**

No, basic addition facts are best taught through skills and strategies; rather than memorizing the

In fact, all our songs are carefully chosen formulas and pieces of information that will *help kids work towards mastery and understanding. *We are not just singing random things like 5+6 = 11 for the sake of it. Some things are better taught through skill… (That fact is a “near 10 fact.”)

Other things, such as measurement conversions, have to be memorized first before they can be applied. That’s what our songs are for!

For fact fluency games, I highly recommend *Addition Facts that Stick*, followed by *Subtraction Facts that Stick *for any extra addition and subtraction practice. I bought them in pdf format from Well Trained Mind and put the printed pages in page-protectors in a binder so that I could reuse the pages as needed.

**What Age Do You Recommend For Singing Your Math Songs?**

Young learners can have a head start by listening to these songs as young as 3-5 years old. Of course, they mostly won’t know what they’re singing. (And that’s okay!! Don’t bother trying to explain them. Your preschooler probably isn’t ready to learn the conceptual application of skip counting the perfect squares or finding the volume of a sphere.)

**HOWEVER, kids who learn important math concepts, formulas, number patterns, to song before they’re able to conceptually understand it have a huge advantage when it comes time to learn the concept later. I go deeper about WHY that is over in this post. **

My own children (along with hundreds of preschoolers and kindergarteners in schools who use this program) start systematically listening to these songs around age 4-6. We listen to the album every day for a while, then take a break, then start listening again. I pull out the coordinating flashcards once a child can read to help them see and say the correct words and numbers. I fix pronunciation as it seems appropriate.

By the time the kids are in 3rd-5th grade and using a lot of these facts and formulas in their math lessons, they have a big advantage in being able to apply that which has already been memorized. If you are in a classroom (or homeschool kitchen table) with third graders, this upbeat music is perfect for memorizing in an interactive way.

**Can You Use the Songs With Older Children?**

Yes! Even if your child is already learning a particular concept, memorizing the facts & formulas to song can be helpful. It will reinforce what they’re already learning and make it easier to recall. The faster a person can recall the fact or formula, the more fluent they become in application.

Older kids actually seem to love these songs! They aren’t childish sounding like some of the other counting songs you find on youtube. Each was written in a catchy way.

I do recommend printing the flashcards for older kids. They provide simple, colorful visuals that reinforce math concepts.

We just printed them in color on card stock paper, hold punched them & store them in a binder for long-lasting.

**What Math Curriculum Do These Songs Go With?**

ANY basic math curriculum!! Math facts are math facts. The area of a circle, skip counting by 7s, and how many feet in a mile… these are the types of facts and formulas that just make math so much easier for kids. And when they’re not having to rack their brains remembering the different numbers in the 7s sequence, it makes math fun! They can see the patterns more easily.

**Why Skip Count Instead of a Times Table Song? **

After extensive research, it seemed like math educators say skip counting patterns are more useful than times table memorization. Now, of course, kids will need to memorize multiplication facts eventually. But, the patterns are helpful for multiplication, factoring, fractions, division, and more. Recognizing which numbers belong to which “sets” (i.e. 28 belongs to 2, 4, 7, and 14 but not 5 or 10….)

Here are a bunch of skip counting activities you can easily play at home.

**What Are Your Favorite Homeschool Math Curriculums? **

**Math with Confidence** is my number one recommendation for parents who feel overwhelmed about teaching math. It gives an AMAZING math foundation. The same author, Kate Snow, has a great book called Preschool Math at Home, which I have used with all my kids and highly recommend. I’ve learned a lot about teaching math well from reading Kate’s books & blog articles.

We started out with Singapore Math. First, I used Dimensions and then switched to **Primary 2022 **which felt much simpler and more streamlined for the home 1 on 1 setting.

(My kids also dabbled in Saxon Math with a 2 day a week hybrid school, but I really didn’t like the approach.)

We now use **Beast Academy**, which I talk about in **this video**. My kids who need extra math fact help also play card games with me sometimes from Right Start Math Games Kit.

Increasingly, I see how much basic math is mastered in real life… life + Beast Academy is a great fit for us.

The same author, Kate Snow, has a great book called Preschool Math at Home.