I'm Bon Crowder and the photos above are both of me - in 1989 and today. I'm a Generation X mom of Generation Z kids.

I began peer tutoring in high school in 1984. MathFour.com is the 2015 version of me helping peers be comfortable in math.

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Math Song

Sing arithmetic facts to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!There are a bazillion children’s songs to the tune of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” I even created one with the counting numbers from 1 to 20.

I was pondering what an arithmetic song would be like to the tune of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” Here’s my first go at it.

One plus one is two you see.

One plus two is three like me.

One plus three is four I know.

One plus four is five lets go!

One plus five is surely six.

We can see these all with sticks!

Or perhaps something with bigger numbers…

Three plus one is, let’s see…four!

Three plus two is five, no more!

Three plus three is six in heaven.

Three and four make a nice round seven.

Three plus five is clearly eight.

I can add ’cause I’m so great!

What do you think?

Can you come up with some cheesy lyrics to add (pardon the pun) so moms everywhere can sing these to their toddlers instead of just Baa Baa Black sheep?

Post your lyrics (or a link to them on your site) in the comments. Encourage others to participate on twitter and facebook too!

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4 Responses to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Math Song

  1. Maybe a Pop Goes the Weasel where you use some numbers?
    3 times around the mulberry bush,
    the monkey chased the weasel,
    4 more times they went in the rush
    7 to pop the weasel!

    Then there’s the already mathy nursery songs:
    5 little sausages sizzling in the pan…

  2. I vote for a follow up video post by the magnificent K8! Thanks for the idea to make math a soothing and enjoyable experience for our little ones.

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