"Wake Up Brains" with Skip Counting Songs
Lesson Objective: Practice skip counting with songs and movements
Grades K-3 / Math / Counting

Thought starters

  1. How could these songs be connected to multiplication and addition?
  2. What effect does incorporating movement have on student engagement?
  3. How do these songs make memorization fun?
64 Comments
sorry, I just saw it was third grade, and Aspire in East Palo Alto, CA
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hi, please can you advise what grade level this is. and where the school is, thank you ! also, when do you do this lesson.. in the morning , or afternoon? thanks !
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Just looking for confirmation that the CD the class is listening to is the one linked in Lynda Hardwick's post below. Thanks!
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I am guessing this is the link to the CD: http://www.amazon.com/Melody-House-MH-D14-Multiplication-Motivation/dp/B004DASNIY?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_1&smid=A2S6Z6T5A4432
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I know this was posted a while back, but can you tell me where I can get the CD for this? The link to the right does not open a web page.
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Transcripts

  • [00:00]
    Interviewer: Now show me you’re ready for this one.

    Interviewee: [Singing] Five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 5,

    [00:00]
    Interviewer: Now show me you’re ready for this one.

    Interviewee: [Singing] Five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 5. [inaudible 00:30] Five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 [inaudible 00:55] Five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40.

    Interviewer: And?

    Interviewee: Fifty-five, 60.

    Interviewer: Good, why don’t you stand up for sixes?

    Interviewee: [Singing] Six, 12, 18, 24, 30, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42. Six, 12, 18, 24, 30, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48. Six, 12, 18, 24, 30, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54, 60.

    Interviewer: And?

    Interviewee: Sixty-six, 72.

    Interviewer: Last one. Be really sappy.

    Interviewee: [Singing] Seven, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49, 56 and 63, and the best one of all oh 70.

    Interviewer: Big leans.

    Interviewee: [Singing] Seven, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49, 56, and 63, and the best one of all is oh 70.

    [End of Audio]

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