# 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.

# Mathematical Games

February 11th, 2019

It’s Monday, February 11, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Age Range: 9-18 (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision)

This website offers instructions on how to play a variety of math games using materials you probably have around the house.

The games are challenging and fun. They require strategizing and critical thinking, while exercising math skills. They include:

• Board and Counter Games – You’ll find ideas for using game board grids, chess pieces, game markers or counters and other materials to play games that teach and reinforce math skills without seeming like math — which is great for the mathphobics in the house.
• Coin Games – Use coins to learn about chance and probability.
• Domino Games — Find an ingenious use of a chess board and a set of dominoes to play the game, “Domineering.”
• Paper & Pencil Games — A variety of math games you can play with nothing more than a paper and pencil. Great for traveling in the car — or when waiting in line or at the dentist office.
• Paper & Scissor Game — This one requires strategy and manual dexterity.

In addition to the games listed, you will find links to other webpages containing math games your students may enjoy.

# Free KenKen Math Puzzles!

May 2nd, 2016

It’s Monday, May 2, 2016, 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.

Note: You can also purchase a Premium Membership, that allows you to use the puzzles ad-free. Details at the website.

# Free KenKen Math Puzzles!

May 6th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Monday, May 6, 2013 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Age Range: 7 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)

ClickScholar Amy suggested this ad-supported website that provides free KenKen math puzzles. What’s a KenKen? As Amy described it, “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

Note: You can also purchase a Premium Membership, that allows you to use the puzzles ad-free. Details at the website.

# Brilliant Math & Logic Games!

January 23rd, 2012

Hi!  It’s Monday, January 23, 2012 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
10 Ticks Math Games

I usually don’t get caught up in the free math games that I review, but this site’s math activities were an exception. I can’t believe I spent almost an hour selecting map coordinates to find buried treasure, determining angle trajectories to obliterate alien spacecraft, and testing my speed at selecting squares and powers of two among arcade mallard ducks. Pitiful. (Just kidding.)  :)

This United Kingdom website offers a fee-based online math program, but it provides lots of free sample math and logic games that give kids practice in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, algebra, and more. Plus, there are a variety of traditional games that test logic skills too.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a menu icon of featured games such as “PacAlgebra” (kinda like Pac Man) and below it an extensive A-to-Z menu that includes:

• Alien Angles (Curses, foiled again!)
• Backgammon (Learn to play!)
• Bat Collector (I dare you!)
• Chess (Can you beat Artificial Intelligence?)
• Draw Poker (Test probability skills!)
• Mallard Maths – (So silly and so fun!)
• 0X0 Algebra & Math (aka Tic-Tac-Toe using word problems)
• Rat Splat (Random math quizzes.)
• And many more!

Click on a game of choice and a new screen opens. Look for the “Instructions” usually located (although hard to see) in a frame near the bottom of the game screen. Then, let the games begin!  Bookmark this site to return often.

# Kids Videos Explore NYC

November 15th, 2007

# Recommended Website:Meet Me At The Corner

This website offers educational videos about different locations and topics
that are created for kids by kids. The announcement that I received from the
founder, Donna Guthrie, contained this message:

“Join homeschoolers as they travel to the top of the Empire State Building
and stroll around Central Park. Listen as they interview interesting people

When I visited the site, I didn’t see any mention of homeschoolers, but the
videos archived at the site were created and submitted by kids (who could be
homeschoolers). Most of the children appear as reporters in their videos
who interview people about various subjects including:

• How To Become A Collector
• An Interview with An Illustrator of Children’s Books
• The Game of Chess
• How To Become A Puppeteer
• Bird Watching
• Baseball

There is even a video that explains how kids can make their own videos and
submit them to “Meet Me At The Corner” to be featured on the website.

When you get to the site just click on “Episodes” on the menu to access the
10 videos that are currently available on the site. Click on any title, and
a new page opens where you can watch the video pod cast. Each page also
offers suggestions for further activities or resources to enhance learning

The purpose of this website is to encourage children to learn the art of
self-expression and storytelling through creating videos that feature their
special corner of the world.
The website founder wrote:

“In the beginning, the video pod casts will focus
on the people, events and history of New York City. Each program will
highlight the talent, diversity and accomplishments of the people of New
York through explorations of New York City block by block. As the site grows
through children’s submissions, we hope to highlight the people and events
of other towns, cities and nations.”

Perhaps your children will be inspired to help them achieve their goal. :)