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One Is Like A Copy Machine - music sample - © 2006 Smart Kid Publishing, ASCAP

To multiply by one is such an interesting thing
It's a little like using a copy machine
You'll get back a picture of what you put in
It mirrors the image of most anything
So let's multiply by one
And you'll see what I mean

(When you multiply a number by one, the answer is that number)

One times one equals one, you see
And two times one equals two, no more!
Three times one equals three I'll bet you know
Four times one will equal four
Five times one equals five every time
And six times one equals six
Seven times one equals seven, and wait!
Eight times one equals eight

(When you multiply by one, your answer does not get bigger or smaller; the number remains the same)

Nine times one will equal nine
Always the same thing every time
And don't you know ten times one equals ten
I'm sure now that you see the trend

To multiply by one is such an interesting thing
It's a little like using a copy machine
You'll get back a picture of what you put in
It mirrors the image of most anything
So unless you're really dumb
You can now multiply by one


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Multiply By Two, Easy Thing To Do - music sample - © 2006 Smart Kid Publishing, ASCAP

2, 4, 6, 8 - Who do we appreciate - 2, 2, 2!

When you multiply by TWO
It's an easy thing for YOU to DO
When you learn a little trick
Using mathematics

1 x 2 is 2
Just like 1 plus 1, it's true.

2 x 2 is 4
Just like 2 plus 2... let's do some more.

3 x 2 is 6
Just like 3 plus 3, are you getting it?

4 x 2 is 8
Just like 4 plus 4... that's great!

5 x 2 is ten
Just like adding 5 plus 5

When you multiply by TWO
It's an easy thing for YOU to DO
When you learn a little trick
Using mathematics

6 x 2 is 12
Just like adding 6 plus 6

7 x 2 is 14
Just like 7 plus 7, know what I mean?

8 x 2 is 16
Just like 8 plus 8

9 x 2 is 18
Just like 9 plus 9

10 x 2 is 20
Just like adding 10 plus 10

When you multiply by TWO
It's an easy thing for YOU to DO
When you learn a little trick
Using mathematics

I think I get it! 100 times 2 is 200

You got it, man!

And 44 times 2 is like 44 plus 44; I calculate 88

Multiply (2, 4) by two (6, 8)
Easy thing (10, 12) to do (14, 16)
Multiply (18, 20) by two (Do you get it?)
Easy thing (I do!) to do


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PBJ, Three Times A Day - music sample - © 2006 Smart Kid Publishing, ASCAP

Pamela Bamela Jamela
Was born with a perfect name
Because she loved peanut butter (and jelly)
We all called her PB and J

She wanted to set a record
For the fun of it and the fame
So all she was going to eat every day
Was goobery PB and J

Momma wants to know what you want for breakfast
P,B and J!
Momma wants to know what you want for lunch
P,B and J!
Momma wants to know what you want for dinner
P,B and J!
Momma wants to know what you're gonna eat all week
P,B and J, three times a day

On the first day of eating 3 P, B and J's
Three sticky sandwiches on her way
That's 1x3=3, 1x3=3

On the second day of eating 3 P, B and J's
Too excited to go out and play
2x3=6, 2x3=6

On the third day of eating 3 P, B and J's
Her big, ugly brother said "no way!"
3x3=9, 3x3=9

On the fourth day of eating 3 P, B and J's
All of her friends said "Hooray!"
4x3=12, 4x3=12

On the fifth day of eating 3 P, B and J's
Sitting in her Daddy's Chevrolet
5x3=15, 5x3=15

She ate 3,6,9,12,15
P,B and J, three times a day!
She ate 3,6,9,12,15
P,B and J, three times a day!
She's a peanut butter eating machine

On the sixth day of eating 3 P, B and J's
Too stuffed to go out and play
6x3=18, 6x3=18

On the seventh day of eating 3 P, B and J's
The old jar of jelly turned gray
7x3=21, 7x3=21

On the eighth day she ate them with jelly on the bottom
She almost had to stop since they tasted so rotten
8x3=24, 8x3=24

On the ninth day of eating 3 P, B and J's
No drop of jelly in the way
9x3=27, 9x3=27

On the tenth day of eating 3 P, B and J's
She got sick

Pamela Bamela Jamela
10 days of just P, B and J
She made it to thirty
And then the floor got a little dirty
Her record still stands today

She ate 3,6,9 and 12
15,18 then 21
24, 27, 30
That's all and then she was done

She ate 3,6,9 and 12
15,18 then 21 (How fun!)
24, 27, 30
That's all and then she was done
She ate 3,6,9 and 12
15,18 then 21 (How fun!)
24, 27, 30
That's all and then she was done


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Four On The Floor - music sample - © 2006 Smart Kid Publishing, ASCAP

Four, eight, twelve,
Sixteen, twenty, twenty-four,
Twenty-eight, thirty-two
Thirty-six and forty
Four, eight, twelve,
Sixteen, twenty, twenty-four,
Twenty-eight, thirty-two
Thirty-six and forty

Four on the floor, I want some more
Multiply something by four
Four on the floor, I want some more
Multiply something by four

One times 4 is 4
Two times 4 is 8
Three times 4 is 12
Four times 4 is 16
Five times 4 is 20

Four on the floor, I want some more
Multiply something by four
Four on the floor, I want some more
Multiply something by four

Six times 4 is 24
Seven times 4 is 28
Eight times 4 is 32
Nine times 4 is 36
Ten times 4 is 40

Four, four, four, four, four, four, four
Four, four, four, four, four, four, four

Four, eight, twelve,
Sixteen, twenty, twenty-four,
Twenty-eight, thirty-two
Thirty-six and forty
Four, eight, twelve,
Sixteen, twenty, twenty-four,
Twenty-eight, thirty-two
Thirty-six and forty
Four, eight, twelve,
Sixteen, twenty, twenty-four,
Twenty-eight, thirty-two
Thirty-six and forty


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Five Holes In My Head - music sample - © 2006 Smart Kid Publishing, ASCAP

I like the number five
It reminds me of the holes in my head
When I've got to multiply
I think about the holes in my head

(Two ears, two nostrils and one mouth equals five holes)

Since I've got one head
And it just has five
Holes that help me figure out
How to multiply by five
(1 times 5 is 5, 1 times 5 is 5)

I've got a best friend named Ed
He's got 5 holes in his head
Whenever the two of us get together
There are 10 holes in 2 heads
(2 times 5 is ten, 2 times 5 is ten)

I've got a brother named Fred
With 5 holes in his head
When me and Ed and Fred get together
There are 15 holes in 3 heads
(3 times 5 is fifteen, 3 times 5 is fifteen)

(This is easier than I thought; I'm ready to learn more)

I've got a buddy named Jed
He's got 5 holes in his head
When we're all just hanging out counting holes
There are 20 holes in 4 heads
(4 times 5 is 20, 4 times 5 is 20)

It's fun to count holes in the head
So we called up a guy named Red
When he stands in our line, five at a time
We've got 25 holes in 5 heads
(5 times 5 is 25, 5 times 5 is 25)

My daddy's name is Ted
We have the same looking head
When he joins our little party and he isn't tardy
We've got 30 holes in 6 heads
(6 times 5 is 30, 6 times 5 is 30)

(I'm very comfortable with this concept; Please tell me more)

The dreadlocks on his head
Covered up the 5 holes of Ned
But we know he's got them and when they're all counted
35 holes in 7 heads
(7 times 5 is 35, 7 times 5 is 35)

Don't believe everything you've read
Aunty Mildred said
The eight of us all agreed
So we've got 40 holes in 8 heads
(8 times 5 is 40, 8 times 5 is 40)

Hey, everyone, it's Winstead
Let's play baseball instead
If you count the holes on our starting 9
You've got 45 holes in 9 heads
(9 times 5 is 45, 9 times 5 is 45)

Our coach's name is Grover
We had to get him out of bed
We needed someone in charge of multiplying
All the holes in 10 heads
(10 times 5 is 50, 10 times 5 is 50)

When you multiply by five
The answers that you get
Will end in fives or tens

5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45

We get it!

Now it's time for you to try to multiply
Don't be shy with five, my friends

5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45
50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, etc, fade


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Six Skinny Bug Legs - music sample - © 2006 Smart Kid Publishing, ASCAP

Six legs, six legs, skinny little bug legs
Wiggling on every bug
Six legs, six legs, skinny little bug legs
Are what keeps a bug on the run

With one little bug it is easy to see
That when you've got six legs, you've got six feet
So if you count up the legs on one bug you'll get 6
Since 1x6=6
One little bug has 6 skinny legs
1x6=6

When two bugs first meet they like to stare
At the number of legs that they share
If you count up the legs on two bugs you'll get 12
Since 2x6=12
Two little bugs have 12 skinny legs
2x6=12

Three bugs make you dizzy
when you're counting their legs
They've got six more than a carton of eggs
If you count them up slowly, you'll get to 18
Cause 3x6 is 18
Three little bugs have 18 legs
3x6 is 18

When four get together, they'll start out to dance
And their wiggly legs will put you under a trance
If you count them out loud, you'll say "24"
Since 4x6 is 24
Four little bugs with 24 legs
4x6 is 24

Five bugs count up just as easily as four
All the legs of the four plus another six more
If you count up the legs on five bugs you'll get 30
Since 5x6=30
5 sets of bugs with 6 legs apiece
Equals 30 skinny legs (5x6=30)

Six is a magical number for bugs
It's the number of legs that they use when the run
That makes 36 legs on a half dozen bugs
Since 6x6 is 36
Six little bugs have 36 legs
6x6 is 36

Seven bugs make lots of noise when they walk
With their 42 feet, unless they're wearing their socks
If you count the six legs on each seven
You'll see 7x6 is 42
7 little bugs will have 42 legs
7x6 is 42

Bug, bug, bug, bug, bug, bug, bug,
Eight sets of legs underneath the rug
That's 48 legs, if you count every one
Since 8x6 is 48
Eight bugs have 48 legs
8x6 is 48

Counting the legs on 9 bugs takes time
They are wiggling in and wiggling out of line
If you keep counting legs you will hit 54
Since 9x6 is 54
Nine bugs have 54 skinny legs
9x6 is 54

Skinny bug legs help you multiply
6, 12, 18 are wiggling by
24, 30, 36, 42,
48, 54 squished under my shoe
Skinny bug legs help you multiply
6, 12, 18 are wiggling by
24, 30, 36, 42,
48, 54 squished under my shoe
Skinny bug legs help you multiply
6, 12, 18 are wiggling by
24, 30, 36, 42,
48, 54 squished under my shoe


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One Really Good Thing About Seven - music sample - © 2006 Smart Kid Publishing, ASCAP

There's one really good thing about seven
Seven days make a perfect week
With only ten weeks left until my birthday
I can't wait to see them go away
I keep count of every day

Just multiply each week by seven
That's how many days closer it will be (cake for me)

Ten weeks have seventy days
10 x 7 = 70
Nine weeks have sixty-three
So 9 x 7 = 63
Eight weeks have fifty-six days
8 x 7 = 56
Seven weeks have forty-nine
So 7 x 7 = 49
Six weeks have forty-two
So 6 x 7 = 42

Just multiply each week by seven
That's how many days closer it will be (cake for me)

Five weeks have thirty-five days
5 x 7 = 35
Four weeks have twenty-eight days
4 x 7 = 28
Three weeks have twenty-one days
3 x 7 = 21
Two weeks have fourteen days
2 x 7 = 14
One week has seven days
So 1 x 7 = 7

Just multiply each week by seven
That's how many days closer it will be (cake for me)

1 x 7 = 7
2 x 7 = 14
3 x 7 = 21
4 x 7 = 28
5 x 7 = 35
6 x 7 = 42
7 x 7 = 49
8 x 7 = 56
9 x 7 = 63
And 10 x 7 = 70

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
There's one really good thing about seven
We can multiply easily
And even though it's a little bit uneven
With a little practice you will see
Just how easy it can be

You get 7, 14, or 21 days
28, 35 or 42
49 days or 56
then 63 and 70
You get 7, 14, or 21 days
28, 35 or 42
49 days or 56
then 63 and 70

There's one really good thing about seven


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Eight Hours A Day - music sample - © 2006 Smart Kid Publishing, ASCAP

Eight hours a day
He worked eight hours a day
Scooping Ice Cream
And getting paid
He ate ice cream all day

On the first day
He had worked 8 hours (tried the chocolate!)
1 x 8 is 8, 1 x 8 is 8

By the second day
He had worked 16 hours (pistachio!)
2 x 8 is 16, 2 x 8 is 16

By the third day
He had worked 24 hours (mint was really good!)
3 x 8 is 24, 3 x 8 is 24

Eight hours a day
He worked eight hours a day
Scooping Ice Cream
And getting paid
He ate ice cream all day

By the 4th day
He had worked 32 hours (cookies and cream!)
4 x 8 is 32, 4 x 8 is 32

By the 5th day
He had worked 40 hours (pink bubble gum!)
5 x 8 is 40, 5 x 8 is 40

By the 6th day
He had worked 48 hours (rainbow sherbet)
6 x 8 is 48, 6 x 8 is 48

Eight hours a day
He worked eight hours a day
Scooping Ice Cream
And getting paid
He ate ice cream all day

We counted 8 16 and 24
Hours that he's worked at the ice cream store
32, 40, 48, 56, 64 and 72
(When I get to 80
They say they're gonna pay me
I hope they do it soon I think I'm gonna explode!)

By the 7th day
He had worked 56 hours (butter pecan!)
7 x 8 is 56, 7 x 8 is 56

By the 8th day
He had worked 64 hours (double chocolate chip!)
8 x 8 is 64, 8 x 8 is 64

By the 9th day
He'd worked 72 hours (banana split)
9 x 8 is 72, 9 x 8 is 72

On the 10th day
His boss was missing lots of ice cream?

(So he came looking for me
He saw my big belly
Everyone could tell it was me
I'm no longer his employee)


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Nine Months In School - music sample - © 2006 Smart Kid Publishing, ASCAP

(Most kids have to go to school for 9 months of every year. This multiplication song will help you calculate how many months of school it will take to graduate)

Do I really have to go to the 1st grade?
NINE months of school is such a bummer
Well you need to learn how to work with numbers
If you wanna have a happy summer
1 times 9 is 9,
9 long months in school
That's too long, way too long
Why talk about it in a song (Hey!)

Do I really have to go to 2nd grade?
NINE more months of school I fear
Well you need to learn how to add and subtract
You've got to use that thing between your ears
2 times 9 is 18
18 months of school
That's too long, way too long
Why talk about it in a song (Hey!)

Do I really have to go to the 3rd grade?
NINE more months, I have to complain
Well you need to learn how to multiply
It's a fast way to add when all the numbers are the same
3 times 9 is 27
27 months of school
That's too long, way too long
Why talk about it in a song (Hey!)

Nine months!
Nine months!

To multiply any one digit number by 9
All you have to do is place a zero to its right
And then subtract your original number
(Please explain)
So 4 times 9 would become 40 - 4, which is 36
And 7 times 9 would be 70 - 7 (that would be 63)
That's right!

Do I really have to go to 4th grade?
NINE months of school is just no fair
Well you've got to learn how to do long division
That way you'll know if you got a fair share
4 times 9 is 36
36 months of school
That's too long, way too long
Why talk about it in a song (Hey!)

Do I really have to go to 5th grade?
NINE months at school gives me bad reactions
Well still you need to learn how to calculate
Important things like compound fractions
5 times 9 is 45
45 months of school
That's too long, way too long
How many more months till we end this song? (Hey!)

6th grade I'll have gone 54 months; 6 x 9 is 54
7th grade I'll have gone 63 months because 7 x 9 is 63
8th grade I'll have gone 72 months; 8 x 9 is 72
And 9th grade I'll have gone 81 months because 9 x 9 is 81
By 10th grade I'll have gone 90 months
Cause 10x9 is 90

You're not quite done; by 11th grade you'll have gone 99 months
When you finish 12th grade, if you graduate,
You'll have been there 108
Nine months!
Nine months!
Nine months!


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Multiply By Ten, Zero At The End - music sample - © 2006 Smart Kid Publishing, ASCAP

To multiply by ten
Put a zero at the end
Of whatever number that you try to multiply
You'll get it right
If you'll just apply
This simple strategy
To multiply by ten
Put a zero at the end
Of whatever number that you try to multiply
You'll get it right
If you'll just apply
This simple strategy

T: So to multiply 7x10, all I have to do is put a zero after the seven and that will make 70.

R: And 8x10 will be 80

T: That's right!

T: So if I want to multiply 19x10, I just put a zero after the 19 and I'll get 190!

K: If I multiply a disc by ten, will I get disco?

R: No smarty pants, let's review!

To multiply by ten
Put a zero at the end
Of whatever number that you try to multiply
To multiply by ten
Put a zero at the end
Of whatever number that you try
To multiply by ten
Put a zero at the end
Of whatever number that you try to multiply


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Eleven - music sample - © 2006 Smart Kid Publishing, ASCAP

Eleven times one is eleven, it's true
Eleven times two is twenty-two
And eleven times three is thirty-three
Eleven times four is forty-four
And eleven times five is fifty-five
How about that?
How about that?

Eleven times six is sixty-six
Eleven times seven is seventy-seven
And eleven times eight is eighty-eight
Eleven times nine is ninety-nine
It's a number pattern that works like rhyme
How about that?
How about that?

Eleven is simple to multiply
When we're talking about factors from one to nine
Your answer is the factor placed side by side
That makes eleven simple to multiply
Eleven is simple to multiply
When we're talking about factors from one to nine
Your answer is the factor placed side by side
That makes eleven simple to multiply


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You Can Multiply By Twelve - music sample - © 2006 Smart Kid Publishing, ASCAP

If you can multiply by two (we do!)
And multiply by ten (we can!)
Then you can multiply by twelve right now
I'll show you how to begin

Just take the answer from two
And add it to the answer from ten
When you multiply by twelve

If you can multiply by two (we do!)
And multiply by ten (we can!)
Then you can multiply by twelve right now
I'll show you how to begin
Just take the answer from two
And add it to the answer from ten
When you multiply by twelve

So if you want to multiply 8 times 12,
Here's how to do it:
First, multiply 8 times 2
(That will give you 16)
And then multiply 8 times 10
(8 x 10 = 80)
To get your answer, just add the 16 and the 80
And you'll get 96
(So 8 x 12 = 96?)
Every time! (I approve)

If you multiply by 2 and 10
You can add the answers and in the end
You'll have multiplied by 12
You should be proud of yourself

Just take your answer from 2
And add it to your answer from 10
When you multiply by 12


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Anything Times Zero - music sample - © 2006 Smart Kid Publishing, ASCAP

Anything times zero is zero, zero
Anything times zero is zero, zero

If you multiply zero by the number one
You'll always get zero and then you're done

If you multiply zero by one hundred and two
You'll still get zero, believe me it's true

If you multiply zero by the stars in the sky
The answer is zero and I'll tell you why

Anything times zero is zero, zero
Anything times zero is zero, zero
Anything times zero is zero, zero
Anything times zero is zero, zero

(Where did everbody go?)


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