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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Teaching Math With You Tube Videos: Multiplication

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Recently I have posted about how I have been using You Tube videos to give students a movement break or during transition times.  I tend to choose songs that the kids can get up and dance or move around to.  It has really helped the last few weeks as kids have been spending less time outside due to the weather.  I have also shared my favorite videos for coins, counting and shapes, area and perimeter and telling time.

Today I want to share with you some of my favorite You Tube videos for learning multiplication facts.  You might also be interested in my favorite math literature about multiplication.  

Uptown Funk Parody

This video is very unique!  It is about the conceptual idea of multiplication being groups of equal things and the vocabulary of multiplication.  It has a catchy tune that kids love to use for brain breaks.


3 Times Tables

Shows skip counting by 3 and multiplying by 3.  This You Tube Channel also has great songs and videos for all the other numbers up to 12.  You can go here to see them all!

Six Times Tables (Cover of Cheerleader by OMI)

This clever teacher has done several parodies of very popular songs to help kids learn important topics.  There are more being added every month but many of the multiplication facts have fun songs to go along with them.  You can go here to see all these songs and more!

I am  finding You Tube videos/songs for multiplication are always evolving and improving.  Please leave any recommendations in the comments below!  If one of the above videos is no longer working, please let me know in the comments below!


  1. I have a board on pinterest for videos because I too LOVE this idea! My only problem is sometimes I forget about them since my board is so cluttered! Do you have a pinterest board full of these or how do you keep them straight?!?! Thanks for sharing! I love coming to your blog and reading up on everything going on with your students!

    Learning to the Core

    1. I am really just getting into using these videos this year and don't have a good system for keeping them straight yet. I do think a pinterest board would be great but I have so many for the different levels I teach I would probably use multiple pinterest boards by level or by strand (geometry, multiplication, etc.) Right now I am using my blog posts to keep myself organized.

  2. I love these!!!! I know the students will love them too! I am a math interventionist and can see how these videos can be used for 4th and 5th!!! Thank you so much for posting this!!!