If your child or student needs help memorizing multiplication facts — add MUSIC! Because learning your these math facts that require memorization which can be so tricky, plus it requires a lot of repetition. So why not sing your math facts?
Best Multiplication Songs for Kids
Spoiler alert: Most commercial multiplication songs we’ve found aren’t interesting to kids.
Why? Because they’re preschool-style music that doesn’t always appeal to elementary-age children. Bummer. But let me tell you what your options are and my favorite songs.
1. Flocabulary Multiplication Rap
I LOVE Flocabulary! Their multiplication video rap songs require a subscription which you can try for free, then pay $10 / month. I like that the songs aren’t dorky or babyish; they’re pretty catchy. I think these are the best multiplication songs for kids.
See for yourself on their website.
2. Songs for Teaching
The website Songs for Teaching has a huge selection of songs and raps for multiplication. But honestly, none of them are that catchy for us. We did buy Music with Mar from this website. I like that you can preview all the songs.
3. Rock N Learn
Rock N Learn has multiplication music videos which are cute and catchier than most other choices. We’re not big TV viewers, so this isn’t a good option. But, they also have these as iPad apps and newly, they have online digital downloads!
4. Multiplication Unplugged
5. Multiplication Songs on YouTube
If you don’t mind being online, YouTube offers a variety of multiplication songs for free. Here are a few fun math music channels:
- Rock N Learn Facts 0 through 12
- Mr. DeMaio’s multiplication songs
- Silly School Songs skip counting songs
*Many teachers find it best to start teaching multiplication concepts with skip counting, which is counting by the number you’re multiplying. So if it’s the 2 times table, you would skip count by 2. (2, 4, 6, 8, 10) The Silly School channel is all about skip counting!
Need Ways to Learn and Practice Multiplication Tables?
Try one of these products that help kids learn and practice those tricky times tables. Once you’ve mastered multiplication, then move on to division.
Learning Wrap-ups Multiplication Keys, YellowMultiplication and Division Three-Corner® Flash CardsMultiplication Facts Math Worksheet Practice Arithmetic Workbook With Answers: Daily Practice guide for elementary studentsMath War Multiplication Game CardsMultiplication Flash Cards (0-12) with Key Rings and Bonus Markers and Multiplication Facts ChartsMultiplication Rap DVD by Rock ‘N LearnEducational Insights Multiplication SlamMultiplication Bingo Game