Calculation Nation!

January 3rd, 2011 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Monday, January 4, 2011 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Calculation Nation

Age Range: 8-14 (about grades 4-8)

This fun, free, multi-media math games website is brought to you from the makers of the fabulous “Thinkfinity” and helps students “investigate significant mathematical content and practice fundamental skills.”

The competitive style play allows students to challenge themselves by playing against the computer, or they can play the games with other members of the CalculationNation forum. The latter requires registration (it’s free).

When you get to the site, choose the guest pass link to test-drive the games or register to access all features of the site. Then, enjoy games such as:

*Square Off – Learn about perimeter and area as you try and capture the most spaceships.

*Factor Dazzle – Try to stump your opponent by choosing numbers for them to factor that are harder than your own.

*Fraction Feud – Create larger or smaller fractions than your opponent to win.

*Slam Ball – Use your knowledge of angles, symmetry, and reflections to collect the most points on a given path.

*Ker-Splash – Use algebra to manipulate your beach ball to roll over the most new terms.

Read the “About” section to get a brief summary of the games and the type of math skills you need to play them. As the website explains, ”Calculation Nation is part of the NCTM Illuminations project, which offers Standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students.”

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