Math 3-6

Systems Change


Rhyming, alliteration, and other sound devices reinforce math skills development by activating the mental processes that promote memory. By singing math songs, students actively practice their Math Communication and start to move these math concepts into Long-term Memory.

Use It in the Classroom

Watch this fourth grade class use a rhythm and song they wrote to help one of their classmates solve a long division problem.

  • Combining a catchy tune with hand gestures and other physical movements can further facilitate the movement of challenging math concepts with multiple steps, such as multi-digit multiplication and division and geometric formulas, from Short-term to Long-term Memory.
  • Design It into Your Product

    Videos are chosen as examples of strategies in action. These choices are not endorsements of the products or evidence of use of research to develop the feature.

    Learn how Flocabulary creates engaging videos on math topics like order of operations. This memorable PEMDAS rap provides learners a mnemonic linked to music, which further helps with retention.

  • Students can also create their own math songs. Digital features such as simple coding, recording, playback, and touch screen can capture these songs and even videos of students singing the songs for sharing with others.