Our NEW Musical Math Vol. 2 CD is HERE!!!

Musical Math 2

Today I am super excited to announce that our brand new Musical Math Vol. 2 CD is finally HERE!  This collection of songs were written especially to support the primary Common Core Math Concepts that most of us are now responsible to teach in our Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade classes.

The songs are fun, modern sounding and upbeat, and I think that this CD is going to be a huge HIT!  I’ve already started using some of them in my friend Julie’s class, and so far they have been extremely useful!  I’ll tell you more about my first lesson on 12 Vs. 21 in the next blog post, so stay tuned, but here is the video that goes with it!  And if you would like to know more about Musical Math Volume ONE, click here.  🙂



And yes, before you ask, one day this CD will have a DVD version to go with it- but probably not until next fall sometime.  So, we’ll just have to be patient on that.  My husband is trying to animate each song to illustrate in a clear, but fun way exactly what each math concept means.  Meanwhile, my assistant Krista and I have written up all of the movements in “stick figure format” for you, as usual!  This 86 page document is free for you to download right here. 

Math CD Handmotions Cover

You can download a free pdf copy of these handmotions for HeidiSongs Musical Math Vol. 2 here.

I also have uploaded it as a SlideShare document and embedded it into this post below, so you can scroll through it yourself and see the whole thing!  Take a look!  You can download the Slideshare version, too, on Slideshare.net.

Here is a list of all of the songs, in order:
1. Greater Than, Fewer Than
2. Subitize
3. Rekenrek Song
4. Mission Ways to Make Four
5. What’s a Sum?
6. Counting On with Addition
7. Counting by Threes
8. Putting Numbers in Order
9. Odds & Evens
10. Hexagon
11. Trapezoid
12. Cylinder
13. Measuring with a Ruler
14. The Pattern of the Hundreds Chart
15. 12 vs. 21
16. Counting Backwards from 20
17. Telling Time is Easy
18. One Half
19. One Fourth
20. Counting Coins
21. Adding Numbers to Ten
22. So Many Ways to Solve a Problem
23. Keywords for Addition
24. Keywords for Subtraction
25. Get on the Ten’s Bus!
26. What is Place Value?    (This song was co-written by me and my new friend, Rockin’ Dan the Teaching Man, with support from my ever faithful music arranger and co-writer Mike Cravens.)  Mike, of course, did all of the background music for every song and helped write all of the other songs as well!

Greater Than, Fewer Than Motions

I am sure that I will be writing a lot more about how to use this resource soon, so I’ll let you go for now! Have a great weekend!


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Heidi Butkus

About Heidi Butkus

Heidi Butkus has been teaching in California public schools since 1985. She has somehow managed to stay in Kindergarten all of those years, with the exception of five years in first grade, and also taught a parent participation preschool for a short while! Combining a strong knowledge of brain research with practical experience, Heidi has created a wealth of fun and engaging teaching techniques that work well with diverse populations. She has presented at conferences nationwide, and is the owner and founder of HeidiSongs.com. Heidi has also created fourteen original CD's and DVD's for teaching beginning reading and math skills, three musical plays designed especially for young performers, and has written some picture books and many other teaching resources. Heidi's multimedia workshops are filled with fun and motivational educational activities that have been classroom tested and revised for effectiveness with all types of learners.
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