Memorizing addition and multiplication facts can be a challenge for kids. You may have to try a variety of methods to see what will work best for your kids.
Combining different methods is a great multi-sensory approach. One of the things we’ve been trying recently is using YouTube Math Facts Videos.
Videos are a great way to supplement learning. Once you’ve learned why addition, subtraction, or multiplication work with hands-on activities, and started practicing with flashcards or whatever method your curriculum of choice suggests — that’s a great time to add videos to help your child learn.
The best part about using YouTube math facts videos is that you have a huge variety available. You can find songs, games, and stories related to math facts on this video platform.
I’ve done the hard part for you because I’m including all of my research in this post so you can jump straight to what you are looking for.
YouTube Math Facts Songs
Songs are a right-brain activity, which is especially helpful for your right-brain dominant kiddos for learning mathematics (since learning math is is a left-brain activity).
Listening to these math songs helps connect to the two hemispheres of the brain and improve fact retention. How cool is that?
A few songs you’re sure to love are:
Meet the Math Facts – Addition Song: The Preschool Prep Company has animated songs for learning math facts.
Jack Hartman – Addition Facts (0-3): Mr. Hartman has many mathematics videos on YouTube. He’s an energetic guy with bouncy music.
McCarthy Math Academy – Multiplication Mash-Up: A hip music video with the multiplication facts 0-12. Rap and other popular music styles. Every number has a different musical style.
Rock N Learn – Multiplication Rap: All rap from 0 x 0 to 12 x 12.
YouTube Math Facts Videos with Games
Games bring fun to learning math. Competition adds an element of purpose when kids don’t really see any purpose or have any motivation in memorizing their facts.
Some kids thrive on competition, but some kids just thrive on the fun that games provide. Connecting math to a fun activity is a win-win situation because it will help you get your child involved in learning – and all without an argument.
Here are some great Youtube Math Facts Games for your family to play together
Among Us Multiplication Game: Figure out who is the imposter in this fun multiplication take on the popular game.
Math Facts Moving Game by Steven Traugh: Get your kids up and moving — it’s a great way to learn those pesky multiplication tables! Studies show that movement helps significantly with learning retention.
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Flashcard Fitness Movement Game with Coach Smith: Fun movement and multiplication tables at the same time.
Math Facts Fluency Games: For moms to play with their kids or teachers to use in the classroom. By Lucky Little Learners.
YouTube Math Videos with Stories
Stories are another right-brain activity that can really help your child remember their mathematics even when all other methods fail. Why wait though? Short stories are easy to remember and create pictures in our brains.
When those stories and pictures are connected to numbers, suddenly the numbers are easier to remember. So building math into a storyline is a genius way to memorize facts. I’ve found a few YouTube Math Stories for you to try.
The Fastest Way to Learn Your Math Facts: This video from MyMathTA is not exactly a story, but it is a guy talking. He walks you through the only six rules you need to learn all of the multiplication facts. This is a pretty helpful video.
Multiplication Rock by Schoolhouse Rock: The videos you remember from childhood now available on YouTube. Stories mixed with songs.
Times Tales: Storytelling meets multiplication in the best possible way! Your kids will be able to remember the hard-to-learn facts because they will remember these stories.
More Fun Ways to Learn Math
Learning mathematics is an essential part of every child’s education, but it doesn’t have to be a struggle! The more you build fun into your learning times while your children are young, the more they will enjoy learning as they get older.
Try these different methods to build your student’s interest and fluency in Homeschool Math!
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Purchase the full Times Tales program with DVD. I highly recommend this program for your right-brain learners. You can find some of the partial videos on YouTube to try out, but the full program is not very expensive and well worth the investment.
Teaching Abstract Concepts with the Singapore Learning Method. Abstract concepts can be so tricky for younger kids, but this method really helps.
9 Game-Based Ways to Teach Mathematics With Playing Cards. Games work. The more games you can play with your child, the more skill they will have in problem-solving, conflict management, losing, (it is a skill to lose well!), and in the case of these nine games – mathematical prowess. I highly recommend using games for learning as much as possible!
YouTube Math Facts Videos
It’s essential to not only learn math facts, but memorize them as well. Since knowing your math facts serves as the foundation of all math, your kids need to know them before they get on to the next step in the mathematical concepts ladder, such as regrouping, carrying over, and especially multiplication.
I hope these tips helps you teach them easier to your kiddos and that your kiddos learn them a lot easier.
Do you have additional videos or tips in learning math facts? Comment them below!