It’s Monday, June 13, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!
PBSKIDS.org: Cyberchase Math Activities
Age Range: 7-11 (Grades 2-7, approximately with parental supervision)
This PBS website is a companion to Cyberchase, the Emmy Award® winning mathematics series for children. The website offers dynamic web games, videos, and printable activities that teach math concepts in a fun way that kids can understand.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the PBS show, the website explains:
In the world of Cyberchase, the dastardly villain Hacker is on a mad mission to overthrow Motherboard and take over Cyberspace with the help of his blundering henchbots, Buzz and Delete. But Motherboard enlists the help of three curious kids, Inez, Jackie, and Matt, and their cyberpal, Digit, to stop him. Their weapon: brain power. In the live-action segment following each animated episode, Harry and Bianca show kids how math can help solve life’s wacky problems in the real world.
To further help kids explore their world, the hands-on activities include a range of science, technology, engineering and math topics. When you get to the website, you’ll see some featured recommendations. Below that is an icon menu of printable activities that include:
- Activity Book – Print out a booklet with math puzzles, games, and projects.
- Batter Up – Track your favorite baseball team’s hits and look for patterns.
- Bianca’s Body Math – Use math to learn which body parts are proportional.
- Cool It – Experiment with evaporation to keep something cool on a hot day.
- Dot Decoder – Decode a secret message.
- Lifting with Levers – Discover the relationship between the length of a lever and how much weight you can lift.
- Make a Pinwheel – Make a pinwheel and use it to find out how windy it is.
- Make Ice Cream – Get an easy recipe to make ice cream at home.
- Shadow Math – Measure the lengths of shadows to estimate the height of something very tall.
- Top Flight – Make paper airplanes and judge their flights to choose a winner.
Click on any activity and a new page opens with complete instructions, diagrams, and illustrations to do the activity.
Bookmark this fun resource to help kids learn math, science, and more!