Wednesday, November 06, 2013 Posted by Dina N
Rock 'N Learn offers one way of making multiplication practice more fun. They sent me a free Multiplication Rap DVD for review. In it, D.J. Doc Roc - the Hip Hop Hamster - helps kids learn multiplication facts from 2 through 12. The hamster begins by reminding children that every number multiplied by zero equals zero, and every number multiplied by one equals that number. The DVD features simple animation and rhythm. Each multiplication fact is displayed horizontally and vertically on the screen, repeated twice for better retention. The hamster and his helpers sing a different song for each set of rap facts.
The Multiplication Rap DVD lasts about 46 minutes and is recommended for grades 3 and up. The company has an audio CD and book version as well. Rock 'N Learn was started over 26 years ago by two brothers, one a musician and the other a school psychologist. You can find our more about Rock 'N Learn by visiting http://rocknlearn.com/blog/2010/09/28/start-of-rock-n-learn/.
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