Archive for the ‘math’ category

Free Resources to Teach Math

October 13th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, October 13, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

HelpingWithMath.com

 

Age Range: 5-14 (Grades K-8, with parental supervision)

 

This ad supported website was designed by educators and technologists to help parents help their children improve in math. It provides free access to a variety of math resources, games, and tools including:
  • Math Worksheets – Includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, percentages, decimals, geometry, algebra, numbers (rounding, comparing, skip counting, place value, integers, multiples and factors)
  • Multiplication Tables & Charts – For 1x through 12x
  • Flash Cards – For addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Number Lines & Fraction Lines – Segmented at different intervals and includes negatives as well
  • Math Games – Drag-n-drop games that cover basic math facts and equivalent fractions
  • Math Puzzles – Includes multiplication crosswords, squares, and number jumbles
  • Addition & Subtraction Facts – With trick-based solutions to help with memorization

All of these resources are free and formatted for quick download and easy printing. You can sort by subject and grade level as well.

Free Printable Math Worksheets & More!

October 6th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, October 6, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

KidZone Math

 

Age Range: 4-11 (Grades K-5, with parental supervision)

 

KidZone is part of the DLTK family of ad-supported, educational websites. This review focuses on the Mathematics portion of the site, where there are plenty of free math worksheets and activities to print and do.
When you get to the site you’ll find: 
*Math Games – “on-line timed Basic Facts”, the brain teaser and mathematical magic tricks.
*Free Printable Worksheets – You can select your desired grade level, theme (farm, jungle, ocean, holidays, and more), and activity type including:
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Geometry
  • Word Problems

Many of the worksheets are different every time they load, for virtually unlimited practice sets.

*Other Links – These lead to sections of DLTK sister sites with supplementary fun coloring pages and activities to reinforce counting, number recognition, and other early math concepts.
When you are finished, be sure to explore the other areas of this site for printable worksheets relating to Language Arts, Science, Geography, and more.

Challenging Mathematical Puzzles

September 29th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, September 29, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Nick’s Mathematical Puzzles

 

Age Range: 11 and up (Grades 5-12, with parental supervision)

 

At this website you’ll find a collection of more than 100 math puzzles that cover algebra, geometry, probability, number theory, trigonometry, calculus, and logic. They have been selected “for the deceptive simplicity of their statement, or the elegance of their solution.” While they will challenge your cleverness, the site founder Nick Hobson (who has a math degree and works in computer software) says, they “usually only require pre-college math.”
When you get to the site you will see an introduction. Above it is a menu bar that currently provides access to 160 puzzles. View the “Index” to see the names of the puzzles archived here. Click on any one, and a new page opens with the puzzle. You’ll see 1-4 stars next to each puzzle title that designates the level of difficulty, with four being the most difficult.
As mentioned at the website, “Explaining how an answer is arrived at is more important than the answer itself. To this end, hints, answers, and fully worked solutions are provided, together with links to related mathematical topics. Further references are provided with many of the solutions. The puzzles are intended to be fun, with an educational element.”

Amazing Math Games & Activities for K-12!

September 22nd, 2014

 

It’s Monday, September 22, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

CountOn.org

 

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

 

You won’t believe the selection of FREE interactive math games and activities designed for students of all ages that are available at this website.

When you get to the site you will see the newest featured games with titles such as Codebreaking, Pentagonal Room, Crazy Clock, Sudoku, and more. Use the menu on the left to find:

  • Games – Over 25 interactive games that students of a wide range of abilities can play to improve arithmetic, math and logic skills.
  • Matrix – Explore a virtual gallery of amazing measurement and mathematical devices used in a variety of science and technology industries.
  • Explorer – Enjoy math explorations that include: mathemagical tricks to confound your friends, origami, fractals, online math stories, and much more!
  • Maths MagNet – Check out a selection of fun activities for younger mathematicians.

This site also provides links to additional math resources for every math strand. Bookmark this one – you’ll want to return often.

Language Arts Activities for K-8

September 17th, 2014

 

It’s Wednesday, September 17, 2014, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Mr. Nussbaum: Language Arts

 

Age Range: 5-13 (Grades K-8, with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website is a massive archive of all kinds of learning activities and resources for every school subject. For this review, we are focusing on the huge variety of free language arts games, printables, reading comprehension activities, grammar editing, spelling help, and other resources.
When you get to the site, you will see a variety of menu boxes below the heading, “Language Arts Games, Stories, Activities and More for Grades K – 8″. To access each activity, click on the words below each box (rather than the boxes themselves) that include:
  • Language Arts Games – Play 12 games that teach sentence and paragraph editing, spelling, punctuation, and writing basics.
  • Online & Printable Reading Comprehension Exercises – Read a paragraph or essay on any topic you select and answer multiple choice questions about it. Use either the online or offline versions. Topics include the American Revolution, the Silk Road, Galaxies, Lewis and Clark, Peregrine Falcons, etc.
  • Story Units – Read 3 different online stories and enjoy the interactive activities that further learning.
  • Sentence Surgeons & Paragraph Paramedics – Learn to be an editor! Correct sentences for spelling, grammar, and punctuation online.
  • Cloze Reading – Fill in the blanks in a sentence or paragraph with the correct word from a vocabulary bank.

Other activities teach and/or remediate spelling, alphabetical order, parts of speech, punctuation, and more. Many of these activities will allow you to choose either printable or online exercises.

When you are through with the Language Arts section, use the menu at the top of the page to find activities for math, geography, science, etc.

Incredible Animal Science Lessons for K-12!

September 16th, 2014

 

It’s Tuesday, September 16, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

SeaWorld/Busch Gardens: Animals

 

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

 

This terrific, multi-media website is chock-full of free and downloadable lessons and activities on animal and marine animal science.
Sponsored by SeaWorld/Busch Gardens, this site is a companion to the exhibits and education provided at the amusement parks. It is intended to increase students’ competencies in science and math while developing a lifelong appreciation and respect for all living creatures and habitats.

When you get to the site you’ll find “Animal Infobooks”. Click on any topic to explore fun facts; listen to the sounds different animals make, explore ecosystems and zoological research. INFOBOOKS are your resource for wildlife information. Explore the in-depth details about animals, environments, conservation issues, and much more.

  • Look at the second menu line at the top to find the tab “Just for Teachers” to get free, downloadable teachers’ guides and classroom activities for grades K-12 (that can be tweaked for homeschools) on topics from Arctic Animals to Marine Animal Husbandry & Training. Watch the educational and entertaining “ShamuTV” online!
  • Find the first menu line at the top and locate the tab “Kids” to play interactive games that teach as they test your knowledge about animals. Also color pages online of tigers, polar bears and turtles.

You’ll also find info about the educational programs, camps, and internships offered for students at the various theme-park locations throughout the U.S. and career information too. Learn about conservation and find out what’s new at the SeaWorld, Discovery Cove, and Busch Gardens theme parks near you.

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