## Monday, October 31, 2016

### Teaching Math With You Tube Videos: 2 Dimensional Shapes

In the past few years,  I have posted some of my favorite songs and videos about shapescountingmultiplicationcoinstimefractionsteen numbersarea and perimeter and addition facts.  I try to keep these posts up to date with the latest songs and videos I am using with my students.  They are a great way to get a little movement break while still working on important math concepts.
One area that has changed and improved a lot is the number of videos and songs for teaching shapes that are now available.  Instead of updating my old post on You Tube videos for shapes, today I am going to share with you some of my current favorites for 2-D shapes and later this week I will share some of my favorites for 3-D shapes.

#### Jack Hartmann's Shape Songs

Jack Hartmann's  You Tube channel is always coming out with new songs that are great for primary students.  He has some excellent songs for helping kids remember 2-D shapes and many of his videos include some exercise and make great movement breaks.

#### Secret Agent Shapes

This one is all about finding shapes around the classroom.

#### Two Dimensional Shapes Song

This one is new to us this year.  It is short and sweet and to the tune of this old man.

#### Shapes Song for Kindergarten

A great song for primary kids, this one has a lot of real life examples.

 My students have been using these 2-D shape cards to play 8 different games!

#### Shape Name Game

This one is one I use in primary and as a review with older kids.  There are a lot of different shapes presented here! The end of the song has 3-D shapes as well.

#### Polygon Song

This one is a little more detailed and I use it with grades 1-4.  It has great information about all kinds of polygons.

#### Square and Trapezoid Shape Videos

Have Fun Teaching has a series of these videos about many 2-D Shapes.  They provide a good level of detail about the attributes of these shapes.

 One of our favorite games with our 2-D shape cards has been playing Pyramid.  It is a lot like the classic solitaire game Pyramid 13!
Do you have any favorite 2-D shape videos? Share in the comments below!

## Tuesday, October 25, 2016

### Teaching Math With You Tube Videos: Halloween Fun

In the past few years,  I have posted some of my favorite songs and videos about shapes, counting, multiplication, coins, time, fractions, teen numbersarea and perimeter and addition facts.  I try to keep these posts up to date with the latest songs and videos I am using with my students.  They are a great way to get a little movement break while still working on important math concepts. Today I want to share with you some fun Halloween themed You Tube Videos that are a great way to review math topics while having some holiday fun and movement.

#### Kindergarten

I have several kindergarten friends this year who are still struggling with one to one correspondence, counting to 20 and recognizing single digit numbers.  The following few videos are a good way to work on these important ideas.  I like to sing along with them and work with them to make up finger plays or dances to go with them.

I love the 10 in the bed rhyme for working on combinations of 10 and basic subtraction ideas.  This is a fun Halloween version of the classic song.

Another great basic subtraction song/video!

Can you tell my first graders are working on subtraction?  This isn't a Halloween song per say but it is all about pirates (and subtraction!) so it fits in well with out theme!

We are also having a great time using our pumpkin 10 frames in both K & 1.  Next week we will read the story How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? We will follow up the story with cutting open some pumpkins ourselves and do a counting and estimating routine.

Do you have a favorite Halloween song/video for teaching kids about math?  Tell us about it in the comments below!