Murderous Maths’ Tricks, Games, & Lessons!

July 30th, 2012 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Monday, July 30, 2011 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Murderous Maths

Age Range: 9 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)

This website is a companion to the Murderous Maths books (published by Scholastic) that use humor to make learning math entertaining and funny. The comic-style books feature a range of quirky characters that teach math concepts through fun and absurd stories.  At the website you’ll find many of the math tricks, games, and lessons featured in the books that you can access for free

When you get to the site, it all looks a little chaotic. There’s a brief introduction with links to content on the site, and an icon menu. Place your cursor over the illustrations to see where each one leads. If it looks interesting, click on it to learn more. I found the easiest way to get to the freebies, is to use the tiny menu bar located at the bottom of the page that includes:

*Fun – An assortment of math tricks and games to entertain you, and amaze your friends. For example, find out how to guess someone’s “Age By Chocolate” – and read the explanation for how it’s done.

*Features – Enjoy colorfully illustrated lessons that teach:

  • Finger Times Tables
  • Pascal’s triangle
  • The Area of an Ellipse
  • Fibonacci and Nature
  • Calculating the Area of a Trapezium
  • Square Triangle and Cube Numbers
  • How to Work Out Square Roots Without a Calculator
  • And More!

This is a terrific way to supplement math studies and engage reluctant mathematicians.



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