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No More Tears when teaching Math

October 19th, 2016

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Tidepool Math

October 17th, 2016


It’s Monday, October 17, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:

Tidepool Math


Age Range: 5-18 (Grades K-12, with parental supervision)


FREE math lessons and activities that are themed around ocean tidepools.

When you get to the website you can choose between a Tidepool Math Curriculum for Grades K-8 or High School.

K-8 – This curriculum provides lessons and exercises to help students become familiar with tidepool habitats. Students use math skills such as counting, estimation, and determining the mean, to learn how the inter-tidal environment constantly changes both physically and biologically.

High School – This curriculum is divided into three parts with lessons and exercises that use science and math to provide the student with increased awareness of the diversity of animals and plants in inter-tidal habitats. It helps students understand the differences between random, systematic and targeted sampling approaches as well as comparing estimates, counts, and means. Through the activities, students gain understanding of how to use simple statistical concepts and tools to analyze and study environmental data.

Both of the curriculums are offered through downloadable PDFs. The exercises refer to photos of tidepools and marine animals and plants that are provided for free on the website as well. 

You can also download and print out colorful flash cards of marine animals and plants. Each card has a terrific illustration on the front, with scientific information and cool facts on the back – similar to what you’d find in a field guide.

While this curriculum is interesting and engaging all on its own – a trip to the beach or an aquarium with a tidepool exhibit would be a great way to enhance the learning.

Free DIY Interactive Math Worksheets & More

October 10th, 2016


It’s Monday, October 10, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:

Math Worksheet Creator


Age Range: 7-10 (Grades 2-5, with parental supervision)


This commercial website sells math programs and also offers FREE math worksheets as well as access to a program that allows you to create your own math worksheets.

When you get to the site, you’ll land on the “Math Worksheet Creator” page. You’ll see a heading that says “Free Elementary Math Worksheets” and a menu below it that includes: 

  • Number Sense and Place Value
  • Addition Worksheets
  • Multiplication Worksheets
  • Money Worksheets

Click on any one and a new page opens with a form. Set the parameters you want and click “Generate.” A new page opens with your customized worksheet. The worksheet is interactive so your child can do the drills online, or you can print it out and do the work offline.

DON’T MISS THIS PART – Right above the “Free Elementary Math Worksheets” heading you’ll see “Worksheets by Grade.” Click on this and a new page opens with a menu of math worksheets for grades 2, 3, 4,and 5 – and some are available for free.

Free MIT Science Lectures on Video

September 20th, 2016


It’s Tuesday, September 20, 2016, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:

MIT Open Courseware – Physics


Age Range: 14-18 (Grades 9-12, with parental supervision)


Today’s website provides free science lectures on video by professors at Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT). Note: These are college lectures by MIT professors. They are geared for students with an existing foundational knowledge of science and math. Accelerated younger students may find aspects fascinating as well.

When you get to this part of the website you’ll see a list of video lectures from the Physics department with titles such as: 

  • Quantum Physics I and II
  • Exploring Black Holes
  • Understanding Lasers and Fiberoptics
  • And more!

Click on the desired topic, then click on “View Resource”, then “Video Lectures.” Then choose the video you’d like to watch – some of the courses are up to an hour and a half long. You can also use the Search feature to look for videos in other topics of interest. Or go back to the link and scroll up and/or down to see what other departments have video lectures.

This is a great way to enhance high school science and math curriculum – and is sure to interest kids with a passion for these topics. It also provides insight into what takes place in MIT lecture halls.

Fun Sample Interactive Math Games & Tools

September 12th, 2016


It’s Monday, September 12, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!


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Age Range: 8-12 (Grades 3-6, with parental supervision)


This is a commercial website that sells downloadable math games and tools. However, Brainormous provides a generous sampling of their products for free – making this site worth a visit if you just want a little random math practice.

When you get to the home page you’ll see a menu that includes:

  • Multiflyer – Multiply your way through the solar system.
  • Math-teroid Multiplication or Division – Use your math skills to keep asteroids from destroying your space station.
  • Addition, Multiplication, and Division Worksheet Creator – Make custom worksheets to practice various math skills.
  • Coloring Page Maker – Create your own space scene, then print it out to color.
  • Gridiant – Place spheres strategically on the grid.

We played one of the Math-teroid games, and even though our time ran out on the sample game, we were able to restart it and play some more. 

If you enjoy the games and/or tools and want more, you can purchase and download them for “home use” for about $5-$10 each. Again, you don’t have to purchase a thing – you can test-drive these programs for FREE.

Free Science Videos for Kids

September 6th, 2016


It’s Tuesday, September 6, 2016, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:

NeoK12: Educational Videos for Kids


Age Range: 5-18 (Grades K-12, with parental supervision)


This website archives educational videos from across the Internet in one place. The videos are terrific learning tools that explain and illustrate the wonders of science to kids in grades K-12.

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of main categories that includes: 

  • Physical Science – Watch videos about the atom, electricity, gravity, laws of motion, magnetism, relativity, state of matter, and more.
  • Chemistry – View videos on acids and bases, the periodic table, organic chemistry, etc.
  • Life Science – See films on wildlife, insects, marine animals, plants, cell division, photosynthesis, pollination and more.
  • Human Body – Watch information on the circulatory system, digestive system, respiratory system, nervous system, skeletal system and more.
  • Earth & Space – Enjoy videos about comets, galaxies, the moon, the solar system, deserts, forests, glaciers, oceans, seasons, volcanoes, and more.

You’ll also find a selection of videos on other subjects such as Social Studies, Health, Math, English, etc. 

Note: This site explains that all of the videos listed are reviewed for appropriate content for children. Nevertheless, we recommend that parents AS ALWAYS preview every film to be certain the content is suitable for your own family.

Bookmark this site to use it as a learning resource again and again.