Here is a sample from Rock ‘N Learn Division Rap featuring animation by Scott Cawthon and Charles Henderson.
Kids of all ages love learning division by performing along with D. J. Doc Roc. With these fun video songs, kids discover what division is all about, solve story problems, use remainders, and even work long division problems.
Once they’ve mastered the basics, learners practice solving division facts with divisors up to nine before hearing the answers. This is the perfect way to learn division concepts and develop speed and accuracy for solving basic division facts. Students are especially excited to learn the relationship between division and multiplication.
Awards: Parents’ Choice Award, Parents’ Guide to Children’s Media, National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval, and Coalition for Quality Children’s Media Kids First! Endorsement. The video teaches kids tricks to help master division. Cute animated characters give problems both verbally and visually and then allow the child to calculate the answer before revealing it. Talk about instant gratification! Best of all the entire experience is set to upbeat songs that are both catchy and memorable. Several testers told us how their kids kept singing them. ” review, National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval Report, 2009
“Cool characters help students understand the basic rules and the practical uses of division, all with great fun and a catchy beat. D. J. Doc Roc and a cast of animated animals first introduce the concepts of division, then use music to drill the math facts. The relationship between multiplication and division is reinforced, the parts of a division problem are identified, and remainders and long division are explained. It is interesting that long division is used in the section about remainders, then is introduced in the next section. Between each short lesson, practical word-story problems reinforce the concepts and help students relate what they have learned to real-life situations. ‘Division Drill’ consists of nine raps with catchy titles such as ‘Eight the Whole Thing’ and ‘Lets Split’ in which students are challenged to solve problems before hearing the answer. The animations are fun, the characters and backgrounds are colorful, and the concepts are clearly explained. . . . “MaryAnn Karre, Horace Mann Elementary School, Binghamton, NY with the School Library Journal