# Free KenKen Math Puzzles!

May 6th, 2019

It’s Monday, May 6, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

KenKen Math Puzzles

Age Range: 7 and up (Grades 2 and up, approximately; children with parental supervision)

This ad-supported website provides free KenKen math puzzles. What’s a KenKen? It’s a logic puzzle that mixes a Sudoku puzzle and arithmetic.

It was invented by a Japanese mathematics instructor, Tetsuya Miyamoto. His goal was to improve his students’ math and logic skills. As explained at the website:

“KenKen is a grid-based numerical puzzle that uses the basic math operations-addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division-while also challenging your logic and problem-solving skills. By altering the size of a KENKEN grid, from 3 x 3 up to 9 x 9, and employing different combinations of the math operations, five different difficulty levels can be generated, and a seemingly endless number of puzzles. In a way, KenKen is like a game of chess: The more you think ahead to your next move and consider all the possible outcomes, the better you’ll get-and the smarter you’ll become!”

When you get to the website you’ll see the puzzles of the day. If you’re unfamiliar with KenKen, click on “How To Play” on the menu at the top of the page. You’ll not only read an explanation of how to play, but you can follow a step-by-step tutorial. Then, test your skills with the daily puzzles.

Bookmark the site to return each day for the daily puzzles, or sign up (as a teacher) to receive the free newsletter and a set of KenKens will be emailed to you weekly.

# Engaging and interactive math games

April 29th, 2019

It’s Monday, April 29, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Education.com – Math Games

Age Range: 4-10 (Grades PreK-5, with parental supervision)

This Education.com Math page has over 250 games! As the site says: “Math has never been so entertaining!”

When you get to the site, you can choose from the 11 pages of the  “ever-expanding collection of engaging and interactive math games” or choose from the left side menu by grade or by subject. NOTE: When you get to the game, you’ll need to sign up as a member (free) to access the materials.

Some of the topics include:

• Counting in the Kitchen
• Treasure Chest Match It
• Identifying Coins
• Clock Match
• Bar Graphing with Eggs
• Circus Angle Measurement
• Decimal Division with Pennies
• and so much more!

You can hover your mouse over each game to see a brief description, the grade level and subject that it covers; or click on the game for a little more information about it along with a guided lesson, the aligned standards the game meets, and of course the game itself.

# Fun Physics Simulations for K-12

April 23rd, 2019

It’s Tuesday, April 23, 2019, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

PhET Interactive Simulations

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

The University of Colorado at Boulder sponsors this website with free, fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena.

As explained at the website:  “… Students will engage in scientific exploration… achieve conceptual learning… make connections to everyday life… take and sense ownership of their learning experience… see science as accessible, understandable and enjoyable.”

When you get to the site, you’ll see a brief introduction, teacher resources including tips on how to run/use the simulations, and a button that says, “Play with Simulations.” Click on that and a new page opens where you will see an icon menu of the latest simulations on the site including:

• Masses and Springs
• Energy Forms and Changes
• Wave Interference
• Build a Fraction
• And more!

Use the menu on the left side of this same page to search for simulations by topic, for example:

• Physics
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Earth Science
• Math
• Research

And, you can search for simulations by Grade Level including Elementary School, Middle School, High School, and University.

Be sure to bookmark this site – you’ll want to return again and again.

# Math Games with Coins!

April 22nd, 2019

It’s Monday, April 22, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

U.S. Mint – Counting with Coins

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

The U.S. Mint has 7 games to help children learn the value of coins – at the grocery store!

Join the Mint Pals as they bring you through the grocery store to buy supplies for:

• a camping trip
• making chili
• making s’mores
• and more.

Learn subtraction, adding, counting money and more. And if you play again, the scenario changes a little bit for more practice.

When you are done with the math games, click “Back to Games” in the top left corner where you can play other U.S. Mint educational games – for all ages.

# Practice Math with Games

April 8th, 2019

It’s Monday, April 8, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Play Kids Games

Age Range: 4-12 (Grades PreK-8, with parental supervision)

At this website, you’ll find a variety of fun, interactive games designed to help kids learn and practice their math skills.

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of games that include:

• Space Shuttle Launch: You choose whether to work on addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, or a random assortment of them all. You also get to choose your level: Easy, Medium, or Hard. Every time you answer a math question correctly, you get to watch your rocket ship launch successfully and reach the moon.
• Save the Math Apples: Answer the math questions correctly and the monkey can get the apples safely across the river. One misstep, though, and the hungry crocodile gets a snack!
• Seahorse Counting: Count the seahorses and click on the correct corresponding number. Great for young children learning to recognize their numbers.
• Robot Calculator: Type in the correct answers to the math questions that appear on the calculator screen to make your robot very happy.
• Math Pinball: Shoot the ball and hit it with the paddles; watch it bounce all around inside the pinball machine. Each time the pinball successfully ricochets off the components of a math question, you need to answer it correctly before you can continue the game. Complete with sound effects.
• Math Tunnel Blaster: Shoot the correct answers to make your way through the walls and through the tunnel.
• Calculator Quizzer: The questions appear vertically (in the Robot Calculator they appear horizontally).

But that’s not all! There are other subjects available at this site. Just click on the button of your choice at the top including:

• Alphabet
• Memory
• Vocabulary
• Geography
• Arts

And more!

# Fun Math Games & Printables for Kids

April 1st, 2019

It’s Monday, April 1, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Kids Math Games

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

We stumbled upon this ad-supported website that offers a wide variety of free, online, interactive math games, printable worksheets and quizzes, video tutorials and more!

This colorful site is user-friendly and engaging. Most kids will be enticed to try a game or two, or three, or more.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a brief introduction and the featured math topics that include:

• Numbers – Fun challenges related to numbers, patterns, fractions, decimals, etc.
• Geometry – Learn about shapes, grids, weights, angles, rotation, and more.
• Facts – Read interesting math facts and trivia.
• Videos – Watch educational clips that teach addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and more.
• Printable Worksheets – Includes addition, multiplication, fractions, etc.
• Pictures – See math photos, images, and diagrams.
• Printable Quizzes – Test your knowledge of division, decimals, money, basic algebra and more!

You’ll also find logic games, math riddles, board games, and math puzzles. This is a terrific resource that will enhance learning math. Bookmark it, to return often.