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2 + 1 Math Rocks! Phillipsburg, New Jersey

"2+1 Math Rocks!" combines the music of classic rock songs with original lyrics and Power Point slide shows to present and explain math concepts from basic counting to algebra. From classrooms to art and music festivals, these educators offer an engaging mix of math and music! ... more

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Track Name: Estimating in Paradise
Estimating In Paradise

You don’t need a pencil and paper
Or even your cool calculator
When you need an answer and it can’t be late
Just round all the numbers and then estimate
Just circle the place that you’re rounding to
Check the number to the right
If it’s five or above, give that circle a shove
If it’s four or below , then you can let it go!

Chorus:

Estimating in paradise
Using mental math is very nice
Not too particular – not too precise
It’s just estimating in paradise


Remember the number you circled
Then write in zeroes again and again
Do the math in your head, just like I said
Bet your bottom dollar you’ll be rounding money then
When you use some quick estimation
You can always get the answer you need
For the sum or the quotient, or the difference
The product needs no logic – is this making sense?

Chorus:

Estimating in paradise
Using mental math is very nice
Not too particular, not too precise
It’s just estimating in paradise

****With claps ****

Circle and check and sooner or later
Heavens to Betsy you’re a great estimator!
Add those zeroes and you’re ready to go
Finish the problem- now don’t be slow!

Chorus 1x
Track Name: Decimal Song
The Decimal Song
Add & subtract these decimals with me
The easiest way is to do it vertically
Now line up the decimals like buttoning a shirt
Just add or subtract, you know it’s going to work

They don’t do math like that anymore
They don’t do math like that anymore

Multiplying decimals is easy can’t you see
Just multiply the numbers save the decimal for me
Now count all the (decimal) places & total them for me
Now move it to the left in your answer yes indeed

They don’t do math like that anymore
They don’t do math like that anymore

Dividing decimals is tricky yes indeed
Move the decimal in the divisor to the end
Now do the same movement to the dividend my friend
Line up the decimal in the quotient just for me
You’re ready to go, just divide it’s plain you see

They don’t do math like that anymore
They don’t do math like that anymore
(2x)
Track Name: Factor Down a Tree
Factor Down a Tree

The lesson of the day/ was making factor trees
There is just one thing the factors are prime
What are primes? They’re a special type of number
Only factors are 1 and itself

Chorus 1 : Factor down a tree
The lesson seemed strange to me
It never would come to me
Break down the number please
Factor down a tree

The number 9, branch it down with primes
You get 3 times 3
They are so prime

3 times 3, circle them for me
Yeah I can see a factor tree

Chorus 2: Factor down a tree
Break the number down for me
Branch it out in 2’s and 3’s
Circle all the primes for me
Factor down a tree

The number 12 - branch it 3x4
Now circle the 3 - branch the 4
You get 2x2 -you know just what to do
Just like the 3 before circle the 2’s

Chorus 2

You can simplify - give Powers (exponents) a try
You can square or cube all the like primes

Let’s try 24
Branch it 6x 4
Now it’s 3 x 2 x 2 x 2
SIMPLIFY!

Chorus 2

Chorus 2
Track Name: Divisibility
Divisibility

These are rules for divisibility – these are rules you divide with ease
Let’s start with the number 2 – goes into even numbers yes it’s true
Number 5 is easy can’t you see – ends in a zero or a 5 it’s free
Number 10 has just one rule- ends in zero, yeah you know that’s cool
It seems these rules are easy now
There are more rules, I’ll show you how
Dividing never seemed to be so easy

These are rules for divisibility
These are rules you divide with ease
In this song you’ll remember rules
Who’d have thought learning is so cool

Let’s try the number 3 – add the digits up and then you’ll see
If the total is a multiple of 3 – then you have divisibility
Number 4 is not a chore – last two digits really tell the score
If they are a multiple of 4 – that’s a rule for 4 you can’t ignore
It seems these rules are easy now
There are more rules, I’ll show you how
Dividing never seemed to be so easy

These are rules for divisibility
These are rules you divide with ease
In this song you’ll remember rules
Who’d have thought learning is so cool

Here’s a rule for the number 9 – add the digits up you’re doing fine
If the total is a multiple of 9 – like the 3 you have divisibility

These are rules for divisibility
These are rules you divide with ease
In this song you’ll remember rules
Who’d have thought learning is so cool
Track Name: Perimeter and Area
Perimeter and Area
Perimeter means the outside
Measure around a window or a door
Add up the length of all sides – it’s the outside

Well maybe I’ll build a fence
Or maybe I’ll take a walk around the block
I need to find the distance all around the outside –that’s good
Perimeter’s the outside – you just add
It’s all around the outside –it’s good
Perimeter’s the outside – you just add

Area means the inside
Cover the surface that’s inside
Measure the length and measure the width
Then you multiply

Well maybe I’ll buy a new shag carpet
Or maybe I’ll make a quilt using squares
I’ll just make sure – I multiply
The length by the width – find square units inside
It’s the area – that’s good
The area’s the inside – multiply
The area’s the inside –it’s good
Square units on the inside

Last Chorus:
Perimeter’s the outside – you just add
It’s all around the outside
Area’s the inside – multiply
Square units on the inside
Track Name: Still Algebra to Me
Still Algebra to Me

What’s the matter with the steps I’m showing?
You need a pencil not a pen to write
Should I buy a new calculator?
There’s a special at the new Shop-Rite

Here’s a 20 for the calculator, Sonny
I wish I had more but I’m all out of money
Teacher’s always talking about math is money, but it’s still algebra to me

I’m having trouble with these things called equations
You have to get the letter alone
Add or subtract, do I multiply, divide?
Please help, don’t leave me alone

Don’t you know you gotta isolate the letter
Use the inverse, you know it’s gonna get better
Opposite, inverse, let’s sing another verse – it’s still algebra to me

Do the same to both sides, you’ll realize that it wasn’t really hard to do
The opposite you’ll see will cancel out the 3 – is it getting any easier for you?
Inverse means the opposite too

What’s the matter with the steps I’m showing?
You know you got it right my son
I didn’t need that new calculator
Keep the money you deserve some fun

Don’t you know you gotta isolate the letter
Use the inverse, you know it’s gonna get better
Opposite, inverse, let’s sing another verse, it’s still algebra to me

Having trouble with these things called equations
I finally got the letter alone
If it’s add you subtract, if it’s multiply divide
The inverse helps you find the unknown

Don’t you know you gotta isolate the letter
Use the inverse, you know it’s gonna get better
Opposite, inverse, let’s sing the last verse
It’s still algebra to me

Teacher’s always talking about math is money, but it’s still algebra to me
Track Name: Powers of Ten
Powers of Ten
Powers of ten move left or right
Find the decimal point in sight
Divide move left, multiply right – it’s easy
When you multiply- move to the right
Count the zeroes you see in sight
Move the point to the right – it’s easy

Chorus: Powers of ten – don’t worry
Count the zeroes – don’t hurry
Powers of ten-
Move left or right
Place the decimal again

Divide by tens – move to the left
Count the zeroes once again
Move to the left – that’s all you do
It’s easy

Chorus: Powers of ten – please listen
The decimal point is what you’re missing
After all
The whole numbers won’t show a decimal at all

Powers of ten move left or right
Find the decimal point in sight
Divide move left, multiply right – it’s easy (3x)
Track Name: Look for Clues
Look for Clues

Verse – When I read word problems
I feel blue
Add or subtract – I never know what to do
Teacher tells me to look for clues
Look for clues

Chorus - I can’t explain
Just read it through
Look for clues
You’ll know what to do

Verse – “ Difference” means subtract
That’s a fact
“ The total” means add
It makes me feel glad
Words give clues for the math to use
Look for clues
(Chorus)

Verse – “ Altogether” “ In all”
Means add – it’s true
More or less
Means subtracting to do
Words give clues for the math to use
Look for clues
(Chorus)
( Verse 1)
( Chorus)
Track Name: Ones, Tens, and Hundreds
Ones, Tens and Hundreds

I saw some numbers
Just the other day
I was going to math class
These numbers were kind of big and scary
There were three of them altogether

Chorus: Ah – woo! Ones,tens, and hundreds
Ah-woo!
Ah-woo! Ones, tens, and hundreds
Ah-woo!

A 7 in the hundreds place
Means 700
4 in the tens- that’s 40
3 in the ones – that’s a little old three
That number was seven hundred forty-three!

Chorus


If you see some numbers
And there’s three of them altogether
Remember each one has its place
Place value is ones, tens and hundreds
That will always be the case

Chorus
Track Name: Scooby Facts
Scooby Facts
Scooby-dooby-doo, where are you?
We’ve got some math to do now
Scooby-dooby-doo, where are you?
We need to learn our facts now

Come on Scooby-doo, add 8 + 2
I know you know the answer
8 + 2 is ten, let’s add again
And you can find more answers

You know that 5+5 and 6+4 and 9+1 will all make a ten
You know them!
If you turn them back around and add again-
You know you’ll have ten!

Scooby-dooby-doo, we’ll count on you
We’re ready and we’re willing
To learn our facts, to add and subtract
You know this math is thrilling!

Scooby-dooby-doo, where are you?
It’s time to “take away” now
Scooby-dooby-doo, where are you?
We need some help from you now

Come on Scooby- doo, I need you
To take away from ten now
10 subtract an 8, you’re doing great
Subtracting is so cool now

You know that 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 and 7 all subtract from ten
Look again!
When you Scoobies know your facts
Then you can have yourselves a Scooby snack!

Scooby-dooby-doo, we’ll count on you
We’re ready and we’re willing
To learn our facts, to add and subtract
You know this math is thrilling! ( 3x)
Track Name: Count to Ten
Count to Ten

Number 1 is lots of fun
2 - How do you do
3 - Say hi to your knee
4 - I hope there’s more
5 – This song is coming alive

6 – I know some tricks
7 – Add 4 – you get 11
8 – You’re doing great
9 – Is oh so fine
10 – Let’s do it again

* Count to 10 you’ll see
It’s fun to rhyme with me
Count to 10!

Number 1 – Math is fun
2 – This song’s brand new
3 – Count with me
4 – Let’s keep score
5 – Let’s jump and jive
6 - Is in the mix
7 – Just like heaven
8 – Don’t be late
9 – You really shine
10 – I hope this song never ends!

* Count to ten you’ll see
It’s fun to rhyme with me
Count to ten !

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