Ever been plagued by a catchy melody you can't get out of your head? Who hasn't?! Songs are a great way of remembering things-- such as critical math facts.
You know that learning the doubles is key to mastering addition facts-- and multiplication facts. Multiplying by two is the same as doubling the other factor. So learning these facts is a two-for-one proposition.
This simple song, sung to the tune of "Au Clair de la Lune," is a great way of helping students remember these facts.
No need to play this song for your students-- my voice is not much good and nothing to emulate. Once you've heard it a few times, I'm sure you can sing it much better.
Want to make it a multiplication song? Just substitute the word "times" every time you hear the word "plus."