Hawthorne, CA, March 30th, 2010 – Christopher Rudolph, a teacher at the Prairie Vista Middle School in Hawthorne, CA., has been sharing his didactic poems, educational songs, raps, and chants that teach about English grammar, persuasive writing, history, math, and test taking skills on his website at www.RhymeRocker.com. His website is a huge success taking over 37,000 hits in the month of February. “It is very exciting to have students and teachers visiting my site from all over the world,” he said.
One of the most popular attractions at the site is his Multiplication Chants. “When I was a kid, I learned Multiplication Tables by chanting them out loud. Kids today needed a site where they can learn multiplication by chanting,” he said. So, now at his site, free of charge, children can listen to Multiplication Chants to memorize their Multiplication Tables. Students can listen to them from his site, or they can download the Mp3 files and play the Multiplication Chants on their Mp3 Players. Parents and students can also download them to a CD and play them in their car on the way to school or baseball practice. “It just takes a consistent commitment of about 10-15 minutes per day,” he said. A student, starting from scratch, can master all their Multiplication Tables in 2-5 weeks.
Fanika Cortez-Nava, a 6th grade teacher also at the Prairie Vista Middle School in Hawthorne CA., spoke at a recent staff meeting about Christopher Rudolph’s website. She talked about how she has been using his website to aid her instruction. She first went to the site to help her 2nd Grade son learn his Multiplication Facts. Her son has been having a lot of success using the Multiplication Chants and he is learning very quickly. She said, “These chants are fun and they really work.” Students learn by choral reading out loud along with the chants. There are also free printable Multiplication Worksheets and a free printable Multiplication Table available for download at the website.
So, students can start learning Multiplication Tables with Multiplication Chants at http://www.RhymeRocker.com/multiplication-chants.html