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Friendly Numbers

A song sang by grade 2 students.

  • Second grade students sang the song below
  • Then they solved puzzles and played matching games with "friendly numbers"
    • using pairs of number sentences like: 19 + 36 and 20 + 36 - 1
  • Then they read the story Add It Up

FRIENDLY NUMBERS
(Time of Your Life)

HELLO 19
SMILED 23
I WAS WONDERING
COULD I BE YOUR FRIEND

THANKS FOR ASKING
ANSWERED 19
BUT I’M LOOKING FOR SOMEONE
WHO’S MORE FRIENDLY

FRIENDLY, FRIENDLY NUMBERS
MAKE MULTIPLES OF TEN
FRIENDLY NUMBERS TIME AND AGAIN

THEN 19 SAID
I’M LOOKING FOR SOMEONE
MORE LIKE 21
OR MAYBE 51

I SEE
THEN SAID 23
21+2 IS SOMETHING
I CAN BE

FRIENDLY, FRIENDLY NUMBERS
MAKE MULTIPLES OF TEN
FRIENDLY NUMBERS TIME AND AGAIN

21+2
IS MUCH MORE FRIENDLIER
SAID 19
WITH A SMILE UPON
ITS FACE

THAT WOULD DO
THEN ADDED 19
17+2 IS SOMETHING
I CAN BE

FRIENDLY, FRIENDLY NUMBERS
MAKE MULTIPLES OF TEN

FRIENDLY NUMBERS TIME AND AGAIN