Students learning long division through song

JACKSONVILLE, FL (WTLV) — Students at La Core Christian Elementary School in Jacksonville, Florida are learning math and having fun at the same time.

Recently a video of students in one class practicing long division went viral – with a Facebook video garnering over 5 million views.

“My students are very lively,” says Nadine Ebri, a fourth grade teacher at the school – and the creator of the video.

“There was one day we were working on long division,” said Ze’yaria Dun, one of the video’s stars.

“Somebody started beating on the table. That is when we started to make it into a song,” said Clarence Stringfield, another of the video’s stars.

Ebri says, for every student to learn and succeed, you have to teach in different ways.

“Times are changing and you have to change with the kids,” she said. “So I try to integrate songs with everything that I do, especially with math because a lot of students struggle with math. So I think it is imperative to integrate music with math.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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