Kids of all ages love learning division by performing along with D.J. Doc Roc. Positive lyrics and high-energy action generate lots of excitement as students learn to solve division facts quickly and accurately. With these fun songs, kids discover what division is all about, solve story problems, use remainders, and even work long division problems. The video features fun animation with engaging characters.
Grades 3 & up. Approx. 55 minutes.
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Kids love Rock 'N Learn Division Rap. Once they've mastered the basics, learners practice solving division facts with divisors up to nine before hearing the answers. This is the perfect way to learn division concepts and develop speed and accuracy for solving basic division facts.
The comical, animated characters help students acquire a strong grasp of the concepts behind division. Students are especially excited to learn the relationship between division and multiplication. You will not find a more entertaining DVD video or audio CD program for developing a clear understanding of division concepts, including an introduction to long division.
Choose either Division Rap DVD or Division Rap Audio (CD and book). Division Rap DVD features fun music along with colorful graphics and animated characters. Division Rap CD includes an illustrated book with fun activity pages. Teachers and parents have permission to photocopy the pages for instructional use.
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"Cool characters help students understand the basic rules and the practical uses of division, all with great fun and a catchy beat. D.J. Doc Roc and a cast of animated animals first introduce the concepts of division, then use music to drill the math facts. The relationship between multiplication and division is reinforced, the parts of a division problem are identified, and remainders and long division are explained. It is interesting that long division is used in the section about remainders, then is "introduced" in the next section. Between each short lesson, practical word-story problems reinforce the concepts and help students relate what they have learned to real-life situations. "Division Drill" consists of nine raps with catchy titles such as "Eight the Whole Thing" and "Let's Split" in which students are challenged to solve problems before hearing the answer.
The animations are fun, the characters and backgrounds are colorful, and the concepts are clearly explained. The DVD can be viewed in its entirety, or a specific concept or drill can be selected from the menu. Visual and auditory learners will appreciate the reinforcement and clear explanations. Accompanying worksheets are available at worksheets-for-math.com. While the cute animations may be considered childish by older users, the repetition and explanations are sure to help students master the concepts. – MaryAnn Karre, Horace Mann Elementary School, Binghamton, NY with the School Library Journal
"This marvelous, educational DVD comes from the company that has been at the forefront of using music to teach and reinforce lessons for so many years now. The DVD teaches kids tricks to help master division. Cute animated characters give problems both verbally and visually and then allow the child to calculate the answer before revealing it. Talk about instant gratification! Best of all the entire experience is set to upbeat songs that are both catchy and memorable. Several testers told us how their kids kept singing them. The division lessons do a nice job of illustrating how multiplication and division are related, this is a great concept since traditionally students learning division have just completed learning multiplication. - review, National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval Report
"Interesting concept. This video could be used to help children who have a hard time conceptualizing the math problems in a book. The signs reinforce the first half of the video. It's a bit long and would work best in segments. It offers good explanations of math concepts. Doesn't talk down to the kids." - Kid First! Adult Juror comments
"The beginning of the show actually made the kids sit down and pay attention because the concepts are presented differently from how they learned math in school. Might help kids who are having difficulties in math." - Kid First! Kid Juror comments
"There are many qualities that are positive about this DVD. One the most important is that the DVD stressed basic mathematical properties including the proper names for the parts of the division problem and division's relationship to multiplication. I think that the ability to get worksheets online adds to the quality of this product." - Reviewer, iParenting Media Awards
"This DVD teaches children ages 8 and older the basic math skills of division, including story problems, remainders, long division, and more. Through the use of animated characters, young learners will learn just what division is, how it's used, and even be able to practice what they are learning with free worksheets for the program on a website sponsored by Rock 'N Learn. It is a flawlessly produced and thoroughly 'kid friendly'. I enthusiastically recommended it for family, school, and community library educational DVD collections." - James Cox, Midwest Book Review Children's Bookwatch
"I like that the Rock 'N Learn series offers an alternative method of explaining something like division to kids. It is hard to get some kids to sit down with a worksheet, but they might find this type of video fun and end up learning something in the process. I especially like that there are no previews or commercials before the presentation. I also really like that Rock 'N Learn provides a website on the DVD www.worksheets-for-math.com that you can go to for free printable worksheets that go along with the topic being taught on the DVD." - Reviewer, iParenting Media Awards
"I'm a student at Parkhall Elem. I love your Division CD, it's really helping me! My favorite song is #22 Seven's Up." - Brittany M.
"Division Rap DVD is an outstanding way for students to learn how to work with remainders, see the connection between multiplication and division, start using long division, and more. I recommend this wonderful product." - Stacey Gifford, teacher
"Thank you for providing such an entertaining way for kids to understand what division is all about. This program in many ways has been a life saver." - Brian O.
iParenting Media Award, Outstanding Product
Parents Choice Recommended
The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval
#5 of 20 Top New Winners Fall, Family.com
Coalition for Quality Children's Media, Kids First! Endorsement
Interpret whole-number quotients of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 56 ÷ 8 as the number of objects in each share when 56 objects are partitioned equally into 8 shares, or as a number of shares when 56 objects are partitioned into equal shares of 8 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a number of shares or a number of groups can be expressed as 56 ÷ 8.
Understand division as an unknown-factor problem. For example, find 32 ÷ 8 by finding the number that makes 32 when multiplied by 8.
Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.