Platonic Realms Math Academy

December 14th, 2015 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

 

It’s Monday, December 14, 2015, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Math Academy Online/Platonic Realms

(www.mathacademy.com/pr/index.asp)

Age Range: All (All grades, children with parental supervision)

 

This amazing, ICRA-certified (G-rated) website was produced by a handful of math and math education graduate students in Boulder Creek, CO. Although there are some downloadable articles for sale, there is all kinds of FREE content that is highly accessible to all ages, from kindergarten to university student and beyond!

Each day, there are new items in the following categories: 

  • Mathematics quote of the day! (And an archive of previous quotes).
  • Daily Challenge: This comes with a hint, and you can also view the previous day’s problem and solution.
  • Math Moment: Watch a new mini-video (requires Shockwave plug-in) of some fascinating math fact. Keep pencil and paper handy – you just might be inspired to explore further on your own after viewing this!
  • Historical Note: Learn a surprising fact about the history of mathematics!
  • Math Humor – In the left column under “graffiti” you’ll find new jokes each day! Because this site is designed for *all* levels of mathematics, some of the jokes are easier for everyone to “get,” while other more mystifying ones might just be good incentive to keep learning more math! (Parents, as always, should preview the jokes to determine suitability.)

In addition to the daily features, there is an enormous math encyclopedia which can be tailored to meet your needs. Just select your grade level and math subject(s). You can also search for a particular topic. Many of the encyclopedia entries are supplemented by free “prime articles.” Be sure not to miss, for example, Zeno’s Paradox, Fibonacci sequence, and how to solve story problems!

Yet another comprehensive resource on this site is the list of links. Using the menu in the left-hand column, you can choose to browse or search custom annotated lists of links to meet your particular mathematical needs.

The true mathematics afficianado will appreciate the mugs and other Platonic Realms souvenirs available at the online store; teachers may also like to buy some of the reasonably-priced printables for sale in the “downloads” section.

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