# Free Resources to Teach Math

December 11th, 2017

It’s Monday, December 11, 2017, 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. Under Printables you can find topics including:

• Worksheets – Includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, percentages, decimals, geometry, algebra, numbers (rounding, comparing, skip counting, place value, integers, multiples and factors) or choose topics by grade
• Multiplication Tables – Up through 10 or up through 12
• Number Lines – Segmented at different intervals and includes negatives as well

Under Interactives you’ll find:

• Games – Drag-n-drop games that cover basic math facts and equivalent fractions
• Flash Cards – For addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
• Lessons – Includes fractions, percent and division
• Quizzes – Including addition, rounding, fractions and the number system

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

# Christmas Tree Farm Virtual Tour & Lesson Plans

December 8th, 2017

It’s Friday, December 8, 2017, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Virtual Christmas Tree Farm & Lesson Plans

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

Not only do you get to take a virtual field trip to a Christmas Tree Farm today – but you can explore an extensive website all about Christmas Trees complete with themed lesson plans!

We’ve featured this site in previous years – but it’s worth an annual virtual trip to see. At this website you can take a virtual field trip to a Christmas Tree Farm in Ontario, Canada. When you get to the site, scroll down to locate the tour links and click to learn all about the growing and harvesting process through photographs and text. Then, read all about the history of Christmas trees. Locate the “Education” link in the upper menu to find “Activities for Kids” to print out some Christmas tree themed games and puzzles including dot-to-dot, word searches, crossword puzzles, and counting tree rings! Select the “Teacher’s Guide” link to find teaching plans. But wait! Keep reading.

Christmas Trees and More!

This website from the University of Illinois Extension Program has extensive information on Christmas trees presented through a printable series of lesson plans for grades K-7. Learn the plant parts of a Christmas tree, its development from seed to harvest, watch video clips of the life of a Christmas tree, learn about out nation’s official Christmas tree, and follow links to more information on tree farms and where to find them, Tree Events, and more. By the way, some of the lessons provided here suggest a year-round curriculum on trees – so you can print it out and use it all year long.

# Free Challenging Online Math Curriculum!

November 6th, 2017

It’s Monday, November 6, 2017, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Alcumus: Art of Problem Solving

Age Range: 11-18 (Grades 5-12, with parental supervision)

Note: Younger accelerated learners may enjoy this too. This website offers free math problems and lessons designed to challenge high-performing students.

When you get to the site, you’ll find a brief introduction and instructions on how to register. Registration is required to access the program, but the slight inconvenience is worth the effort to enjoy activities that cover:

• Pre-Algebra
• Counting & Probability
• Number Theory
• Algebra 1
• Algebra 2

Each strand offers engaging video lessons and challenging problems for students to solve. The program automatically adjusts to the student’s ability level.

# K-5 Math Lessons & Worksheets

September 18th, 2017

It’s Monday, September 18, 2017, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

K-5 Learning

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

K5 Learning is a company that sells a math and reading enrichment program. However, they offer a selection of free, engaging math interactives for grades K-5.

Some of the topics covered are:

• Numbers and Operations
• Measurement
• Algebra
• Geometry
• Data Analysis

When you get to the site, just click on any one and a new screen opens where you can try the colorful, multi-media lesson and practice session.

You’ll also notice that the site offers free samples of their reading programs for grades K-5 too that include phonemic awareness, phonics, sight words, reading comprehension, and vocabulary.

But wait, there’s more! This site also offers free, printable math worksheets for grades 1-6 that include:

• Place Value
• Subtraction
• Telling Time
• Counting Money
• Measurement
• Multiplication
• Roman Numerals
• Division
• Fractions
• Decimals
• Factoring
• Exponents
• Proportions
• Percents
• Circles
• Integers

Of course, the idea in offering these free resources is to entice you to take advantage of their free 14-day trial of the program and ultimately, purchase their program. However, no purchase is necessary to try the programs and print out the worksheets.

# Free Math Lessons, Games, & Workbooks

May 15th, 2017

It’s Monday, May 15, 2017, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

NumberNut

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

This ad-supported website offers free lessons, games, and worksheets to learn arithmetic basics as well as some advanced math (for grades K-8) in a non-conventional format.

The relaxed style of presentation sprinkles humor throughout the explanations of math concepts. The use of the latest multi-media technology to illustrate the concepts through interactive games and activities really helps reinforce the learning.

When you get to the site you’ll see an icon menu. Before you explore it, scroll down the page and read the brief introduction designed to help you navigate the site. Then, from the icon menu simply pick a topic to get started, including:

• Shapes & Colors
• Counting Numbers
• Subtract Numbers
• Multiply Numbers
• Divide Numbers
• Operations/Order
• Dates & Times
• Fractions
• Decimals
• Percent Values
• Estimation & Rounding
• Ratios
• Money Math
• Factors
• Graphs & Grids
• Squares & Roots
• Units of Measure
• Scientific Notation
• Variables

Click on any one and a new page opens with a “lesson” – an explanation and illustration of the concept. In most cases you’ll find an online activity that students can do to reinforce the learning.

And – GET FREE ADDITION & SUBTRACTION WORKBOOKS!

Below the icon menu, you’ll see the words “Math Workbooks.” Click on it and a new page will open with free “Addition” Workbooks. (Look in the upper right corner of the page to find a link to the “Subtraction” workbooks.) The workbooks are in pdf format so you can save them to your computer and print them out to do offline.

This is a fabulous resource to enhance any study of mathematics! Bookmark it to return often.

# Free Bee Identification Cards

March 28th, 2017

It’s Tuesday, March 28, 2017, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

The Great Sunflower Project

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

This website, sponsored by San Francisco State University, wants you to become part of their scientific research team by growing sunflowers, observing and counting the bees that visit them, and reporting the data back to The Great Sunflower Project.

To aid you in this endeavor, they will send you a free PDF file of Bee Identification Cards! Just create an account with a user name and password and you’ll be able to download and/or print them out. (Note: You MUST click on the link that comes by email to confirm your account and get your cards.)

When you get to the site, there’s a short introduction that explains the program. Basically, they want you to plant Lemon Queen sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) that can be grown in a pot on a deck or patio or in a garden to help identify the effects of pesticides on pollinators and report your findings. Here is a link to one site that sells the sunflowers. This company has “offered to pass along 25% of her proceeds from seeds bought at her website to the Great Sunflower Project. If you use the Coupon Code FR225A and whether you buy Lemon Queen sunflowers to participate in our pesticide research project or some other plants (which you can also use to count pollinators), 25% of the proceeds will be donated to us.”

But that’s not all! Learn all about sunflowers, gardening, and bees through the free guides, lessons and activities that integrate a variety of subjects (meeting California state curriculum standards) and are designed for students in grades K-12. Access them by clicking on “Explore” and then “Pollinator Info” on the menu at the top of the home page.

Be sure to spend some time at this site clicking the various links – they all lead to amazing content and resources that can be utilized to suit whatever style of un/homeschooling you use.