Archive for the ‘math’ category

Multimedia Math Glossary for K-6

July 21st, 2014

 

It’s Monday, July 21, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Harcourt: Multimedia Math Glossary

 

Age Range: 5-12 (Grades K-6, with parental supervision)

 

This website, developed by Harcourt School Publishers, offers a free, multimedia math glossary. It helps students understand math terms and concepts using colorful animated pictures, drawings, graphs, and simple text.
When you get to the site, use the menu at the top to explore the site by grade level, or simply search for a math term alphabetically. Use the menu on the left side of the screen to further refine your search. Once you find the term you are looking for – click on it – and the term, along with a description and an illustration or animation, appears on the screen. For example:
  • Grade K – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: above, below, add, bar graph, circle, equals, less, minus, same, triangle, under, etc.
  • Grade 1 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: addition sentence, between, centimeter, even numbers, fractions, greater than, hour hand, line of symmetry, minus, etc.
  • Grade 2 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: addend, congruent figures, divide, fact family, gram, perimeter, sphere, sum, etc.
  • Grade 3 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: acute angle, cube, decimal, Celsius, Fahrenheit, equilateral triangle, line segment, liter, numerator, obtuse triangle, etc.
  • Grade 4 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: analog clock, associative property of addition, cardinal number, gallon, kilogram, negative numbers, probability, etc.
  • Grade 5 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: absolute value, commutative property of multiplication, denominator, exponent, hypotenuse, inverse operation, pi, ray, scientific notation, etc.
  • Grade 6 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: algebraic expression, coordinate plane, Fibonacci Sequence, Golden Ratio, Pythagorean Theorem, rhombus, square root, theoretical probability, x-axis, y-coordinate, etc.

This is a great tool to enhance any study of math. It also offers an interesting way to introduce various math terms and concepts without intimidation.

Interactive Math Practice

July 14th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, July 14, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

MathABC

 

Age Range: 6-12 (Grades 1-6, with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported and user-friendly website offers free, interactive math drill-and-practice activities to help students in grades 1-6 improve their math skills.
When you get to the site simply click on a grade level and begin practicing math strands that include:
  • Grade 1: Numbers, counting, addition, and subtraction.
  • Grade 2: Addition, subtraction, time, money and more.
  • Grade 3: Addition, subtraction, multiplication, time, etc.
  • Grade 4: Fractions, money, subtraction, addition, and counting.
  • Grade 5: Basic math skills plus fractions (add, subtract, multiply, divide), and more.
  • Grade 6: Addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions, percentages, time, money, and more.

Once you select a grade level, choose the math strand you want to practice. A new page opens with the equation displayed. Type in the answer and if your answer is correct, you move on to the next equation. If it’s incorrect, the correct answer is provided and then you can try again with a new equation.

Younger children and non-readers will need adult supervision and assistance. You’ll find Times Tables practice (from 1-10), and Math Tests on the menu as well.

Free Interactive Math Courseware

July 7th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, July 7, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Interactivate

 

Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)

 

This website offers free, interactive online courseware for learning math through activities, lessons, and discussions. When you get to the site, look for the words “Guide to Interactivate.” Click on it for a complete explanation with illustrations on how to use this site. If it seems a little overwhelming, just look for the “Jump To” drop down list at the top of the screen. Click on it to access:

*Activities – Choose from a large menu of math activities including an arithmetic quiz, a Hilbert Curve Generator, a Caesar Cipher for creating and decoding messages, clock arithmetic, use an equivalent fraction finder, color multiples in Pascal’s triangle, or have fun with Venn diagrams. Click on any one and a new page opens with the activity and instructions.

*Lessons – You’ll find lessons in a variety of mathematic strands including number and operations, geometry, algebra, probability and statistics. Click on any one and you’ll find the lesson plan that ties in with the activities that are included on this site.

*Discussions – Read instructional questions and answers between students and mentors about different areas of math including algorithms, Base 10, decimals, distributive property, multiplying and dividing fractions and much more.

Again, at first glance this site can seem overwhelming. Poke around a bit, try some of the activities, and read the tutorial (Guide to Interactivate) and it will all begin to make sense pretty quickly.
Bookmark this site – it’s a great way to supplement learning mathematics.

English Grammar Games & Much More!

July 2nd, 2014

 

It’s Wednesday, July 2, 2014, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Fun4TheBrain.com: English Excitement

 

Age Range: 5-11 (Grades K-6, with parental supervision)

 

This website offers a variety of free, multi-media, interactive games to practice and learn English Language Arts including grammar, parts of speech, and sight words. The games were designed by Natasha Olivera, a graphic designer with “a passion and belief that kids can most certainly learn while they play.”
When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of six games that include:
  • Panda Mayhem – Learn parts of speech and make silly sentences.
  • Base Word Baseball – Challenge your knowledge of base words and suffix endings.
  • Popcorn Words – Memorize the most common sight words.
  • Syllable Split – Break words into syllables.
  • Magic “e” Adventures – Find out what happens to a word when you add an “e” on the end. For example, “cap” becomes “cape”.
  • My Reading Tools – Use the reading tools you learned in the previous games to find the treasure.

But that’s not all! Use the horizontal menu at the top of the page to find an array of free math games to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You’ll even find timed quizzes to do online or print out and do offline. There is a fun science game too, that will help you discover what happens when you mix oxygen and nitrogen.

Bookmark this site, as new games are added at least once a month!

Free Math TV Tutorials & More

June 30th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, June 30, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

LearnersTV

 

Age Range: 12-18+ (Middle School, High School, and Beyond, children with parental supervision)

 

LearnersTV.com provides free video and audio lectures of entire courses (delivered by faculty members from renowned universities worldwide) in the fields of:
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Management and Accounting

In some cases, interactive animations add a visual component and are used to help you better understand concepts. You can also take online timed tests that provide “instant feedback and explanations to help learners around the globe.”

When you get to the site just click on the subject of interest; for example, click on “Maths” and a new page opens with a menu of math courses in:
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Probability
  • Statistics

Click on any of those topics and another menu opens where you can click a specific class or lecture within that category. There is a lot of content here, and more is loaded to the site every day. Bookmark this one to return often.

Free Science with Watermelons!

June 24th, 2014

 

It’s Tuesday, June 24, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Watermelon.org

 

Age Range: All (with parental guidance)

 

It’s watermelon season! Use this refreshing summer treat to beat the heat and learn science! At this website you’ll find a “Teacher Toolkit” with watermelon-themed science lessons for grades 3-12 (along with an activity for little learners too).

When you get to the site click on “Printable Worksheets” on the menu on the left side of the page and a new page will open. You’ll see a menu of lessons for a variety of subjects (language arts, math, social studies) and science. The science lessons include:

  • An Edible Cell Activity
  • The Science of Watermelon Seeds
  • The Science of Seedless Watermelons
  • Watermelons and Weather
  • Will Watermelons Float?
  • And more

Click on any lesson and a printable .pdf file opens with the complete lesson, instructions, materials list, etc. When you’re through exploring the lessons, use the same menu to access “Activities and Games” that includes info on how to grow a watermelon, watermelon-themed stories, and a word search. You can also access recipes, coloring sheets and even sing along to a watermelon song in English or Spanish!

Be sure to click on the menu on the right side of your screen to print out additional holiday-themed activity sheets, learn some interesting facts about watermelon, get some healthy eating tips, and find out how to host a “Watermelon Day” – a fun idea for a homeschool support group!
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