Here's a very cool math chant I got from my son's former fifth grade teacher.
Until each new class learns it by heart, it's an echo chant. I say the line and the students then repeat it. I've underlined the words that should be emphasized. Also, there are a few hand motions (parenthetically noted) that go along with the words.
Within a week everyone's got it down and we can say it together. It's a great motivator before taking a math test.
I love math (arms open )
and math loves me. ( cross arms against chest )
Why, I'm so smart in math
It's scary. ( holds hands palm out and shake )
My whole family ( arms out )
at how intelligent ( place finger against side of head )
I am. ( hand on chest )
So watch out! ( arm straight ahead, palm facing out )
Step aside! ( swing arm to right )
Super Brain ( make fists and point thumbs at chest )
is here! ( point to the ground with both hands )
Bring on the math. (beckon with fingers )
A tip of the hat to Annette Saavedra, Curie Elementary School, for this little bit of fun.