Archive for the ‘math’ category

Candy Corn Math Ideas and More!

October 27th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, October 27, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Various – see below

 

Age Range: All (All grades: Most of the activities are for Grades K-8, but fun for all.  Parental supervision required.)

 

This website offers an article that contains all kinds of great ideas for how to use candy corn to teach math – from simple concepts for young students to more advanced math problems. In fact, the article refers to the “Internet Math Challenge From the University of Idaho” as a potentially fun math problem for geometry students. (You’ll find the solution HERE.)

Education World: 35 Chocolate Activities

Get a list of fun ideas using M&M’s, chocolate Kisses, candy bars and more to explore math, science, and language arts.

Math Investigations.com’s Candy Math Worksheet

Use M&Ms or other candies to review estimation, grouping, addition, and graphing with this free, printable worksheet.

Halloween Candy Math – Find a list of activities you can do with an assortment of candy including setting up a candy store and making a number book. Other activities teach estimation, measurement, fractions, and more.

Pumpkin Education

October 22nd, 2014

 

It’s Wednesday, October 22, 2014, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Various – see below

 

Age Range: 3-Adult (Grades PreK-Adult, children with parental supervision)

We thought you might enjoy some fun ideas for how to learn many different subjects with pumpkins. There is so much material in the websites listed below that you can create a complete pumpkin curriculum! 

Pumpkin Education

Make your own pumpkin curriculum! If you would like to develop a “Pumpkin Unit Study” or a pumpkin-themed curriculum, check out this remarkable educational website from the University of Illinois that includes:

  • Pumpkin History
  • Pumpkin Education – including tons of free lesson plans for pumpkin math, science, language arts, and more!
  • Pumpkin Facts
  • Pumpkin Fun
  • And a directory of pumpkin farms and festivals throughout the U.S.!

Pumpkins for Preschoolers!

Read the article “Pumpkin Fun!” with all kinds of ideas for learning with pumpkins at this site. While this page was created with preschoolers in mind, many of the activities suggested will be fun for the whole family.

Local Harvest: Pumpkin Patch

To find a pumpkin farm near you visit this website. When you get to the site you’ll see a picture of pumpkins with a search box under it. Simply enter your zip code, city, and state and a new screen opens with pumpkin farms and patches near you. Click on any one listed and a new page opens with information on that farm, visiting hours, directions, any fees, etc.
For another resource to locate a pumpkin farm or festival near you try Pumpkin Patches and More.

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.

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