My class finished our long division unit three weeks ago, but I still have a group that hasn't caught onto the steps.
While I was pinning this week, I found Mr. Duey! He is a middle school teacher who raps instruction!
I first came across his song/video of improper fractions. The song was catchy and Mr. Duey was quite a believable entertainer! Of course I pinned that video because I will be teaching improper fractions in a few weeks!
I then went over to the Mr. Duey website and found a video for long division. I was so excited because I had a feeling that these students might really connect with the song and be more engaged when having to solve the problems. I pinned it right away!
I played Mr. Duey's Long Division lesson all week during homeroom when the students were completing their problems! Sure enough, the students were completely engaged. It was so cute to hear some of them sing the song to themselves as they completed their work!
Thank you Mr. Duey!!!
Do you have a lesson where music is a key component to your instruction, student's engagement, and understanding? If so, I would love if you would share in the comments below!