Music Therapy math videos & songs for special needs individuals.
Goal: Clients will solve subtraction problems using a number line.

Math is hard. Teaching the skill of subtracting is often done with manipulatives or TouchMath. While these methods can be effective, sometimes it is difficult to tell whether the student genuinely grasps the process of subtraction or whether they are just demonstrating the skill of counting. Using a number line is an alternative method to aid in understanding and test for comprehension.

These videos present the procedure of subtracting using a number line: start on the first number of the problem, jump to the left the quantity of times indicated by the second number of the problem, and land on the solution of the problem.

There are ten videos with five math problems each. Five of the videos focus on where to start, with the first number of the problem being the same every time. The other five videos keep the second number of the problem the same to focus on jumping the correct number of times.

Along with the 10 videos are 10 matching songs for when your student is ready to switch from watching to participating. 6 additional fill-in-the-blank songs (with the math problem vocals removed) are included if you want your student to sing, to move on the number line without verbal prompts, or if you want to switch the order of the math problems or even try different math problems. Subtraction problem flashcards corresponding to each of the videos are included, both with and without solutions. Two number lines (the video version and a circle version) are also included, as well as a subtracting template.

• 10 Subtracting Means Jump To The Left videos [mp4 video files]
• -1 (1-1=0, 2-1=1, 3-1=2, 4-1=3, 5-1=4)
• -2 (2-2=0, 3-2=1, 4-2=2, 5-2=3, 6-2=4)
• -3 (3-3=0, 4-3=1, 5-3=2, 6-3=3, 7-3=4)
• -4 (4-4=0, 5-4=1, 6-4=2, 7-4=3, 8-4=4)
• -5 (5-5=0, 6-5=1, 7-5=2, 8-5=3, 9-5=4)
• 5- (5-1=4, 5-2=3, 5-3=2, 5-4=1, 5-5=0)
• 6- (6-1=5, 6-2=4, 6-3=3, 6-4=2, 6-5=1)
• 7- (7-1=6, 7-2=5, 7-3=4, 7-4=3, 7-5=2)
• 8- (8-1=7, 8-2=6, 8-3=5, 8-4=4, 8-5=3)
• 9- (9-1=8, 9-2=7, 9-3=6, 9-4=5, 9-5=4)
• 16 Subtracting Means Jump To The Left songs [mp3 audio files]
• -1, -2, -3, -4, -5, 5-, 6-, 7-, 8-, 9-
• -1 (fill-in-the-blank)
• -2 (fill-in-the-blank)
• -3 (fill-in-the-blank)
• -4 (fill-in-the-blank)
• -5 (fill-in-the-blank)
• -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 (fill-in-the-blank)