Math Lesson Plans
Using the Song and Clickable Lyrics
Each unit page opens to a song or video-the heart of the Flocabulary program. Below it, you'll find lyrics to each song. Begin by listening to the song or watching the video. Afterward, click on the lyrics to display answers to the math problems in the song.
Using the Challenge Questions
Immediately following the song, test students knowledge with challenge questions. The questions test students on what they heard in the song or video. Its easy to use the challenge questions as a game. Just divide your class into two or more groups, and have the groups compete to answer the questions.
Using the Missing Lyrics
You can remove the key words from the songs by clicking on Missing Lyrics in the side menu. After the students have heard the song a few times, project the missing lyrics onto the board and have students write in the correct word while the song is playing or afterward. As a spelling check, you can make copies for students and have each student write in the correct word while the song is playing. You can also use copies of the missing lyrics as a context clues quiz.
Using the Worksheets
Each math unit includes a worksheet that corresponds with the skills taught in each song. You can access the worksheet from the unit pages by clicking on the Exercises button. Students can complete the worksheet before the song as a diagnostic, after listening to the song to practice skills, or both.
Using the Tests
Each math unit includes a test, accessible by clicking on Test in the math units. You can use the questions to assess student comprehension. You can also use the quizzes for group practice or homework assignments. Additionally, each math topic includes a pre-assessment and post-assessment. The pre-assessment measures your students math skills before they begin Math Rap and is presented in the same format and level of difficulty as the post-assessment. At the end of the unit, you will be able to measure math skills growth by comparing results on the pre- and post- assessments. Get these pre- and post-assessments for each math topic.
Writing Academic Rhymes
Math practice and literacy building don't have to be mutually exclusive. Get students writing math-related raps with our Writing Academic Rhymes lesson sequence. They'll remember those facts forever.
Enhance students math knowledge and spice up your lesson with mini games! These games are intentionally designed to require minimal preparation and basic rules, so that you can fill those remaining minutes before the bell or divide up a long lesson with a quick, energetic break. The games can be used to review the current units math facts and older ones as well, and they serve as an excellent way to informally check for understanding. These games can also be expanded for longer play and review, which may be especially useful in after-school and summer-school sessions. See a complete list of games.