Hi! It’s Monday, August 8, 2011 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 10-14 (Grades 6-8, with parental guidance)
I received an announcement about the launch of this website from the developer and former Middle School math teacher, Stan Lisle. He is offering tutoring services, and to attract new clients, he offers free video lessons, worksheets and quizzes for Middle School Math.
When you get to the website, you’ll see a menu of the video math lessons for 6th, 7th and 8th grades that are based on the Florida Department of Education standards. Each grade year is divided into quarters and currently only the first quarter in each grade range is complete. The last three quarters are scheduled to be completed by October.
Each math lesson includes:
- A 10-15 minute video that teaches a math concept
- A printable worksheet to practice the concept
- An on-line quiz to test comprehension of the concept
As the announcement explained, after Mr. Lisle shows the student how to do a problem, they are given a chance to “pause” the video, try a similar problem, and then advance the video to see Mr. Lisle demonstrate the solution.
I watched a handful of the videos presented at the website. Mr. Lisle clearly presents the material that will help students understand math concepts such as:
- Multiplying and Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers
- Fraction-Decimal Equivalency
- Solving Algebraic Expressions
- Converting Units of Measure
- Graphing Linear Equations
My only criticism is that sometimes Mr. Lisle lapses into a monotone presentation style that may lose a student’s attention. To avoid that, I suggest watching one lesson, do some activities, take a break and then return to watch another lesson. :)