Posts Tagged ‘counting’

Free Online Guitar Lessons

August 16th, 2014

 

It’s Saturday, August 16, 2014, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Justin Guitar

 

Age Range: 10-Adult (Grades 5-Adult; children with parental supervision)

 

Whether you are just beginning to play guitar or have years of experience, this website provides hundreds of leveled lessons for learning to play the guitar. Created and hosted by London based guitarist, songwriter, performer, producer, and educator, Justin Sandercoe, lessons are presented through the use of on-site embedded YouTube videos, texts, and images. Using the sidebar menu to select from the following:
  • Lesson Index
  • Beginner’s Course
  • Intermediate Method
  • Quick Tips
  • Skills
  • Practice Time
  • Exercises
  • Technique
  • Chords
  • Rhythm
  • Scales
  • Arpeggios
  • Ear Training
  • Guitar Gear
  • Recording Tech
  • Masterclasses
  • Blank Papers

In addition to lessons from above, students can also learn techniques for playing:

  • Blues (Lead & Rhythm)
  • Folk (Fingerstyle)
  • Rock & Metal
  • Jazz

There are loads of extras on this website which include lessons to play riffs and licks, insights into songwriting, music transcribing, and ukulele lessons. Also included are numerous instructional videos for playing specific songs by popular artists such as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Counting Crows, Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and many, many more, all grouped by learning level to complement the various lessons.

While this site is free to use, there are various advertisements throughout where you may purchase justinguitar.com materials or make a donation to the site. Please note that these solicitations are not intrusive to the use of the website nor do they interfere with the value of the site.

If you have ever thought about learning to play the guitar, this website is a wonderful resource that you will find yourself coming back to time after time.

Early Literacy Rhymes and Songs

July 30th, 2014

 

It’s Wednesday, July 30, 2014, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

King County Library System: Tell Me A Story

 

Age Range: 2-8 (Grades PreK-3 approximately, with parental supervision)

 

Sponsored by The King County Library System of Washington state, this website provides hundreds of rhymes and songs to promote early literacy. You’ll find the printable lyrics/words, and in many cases you can watch librarians and educators perform the fingerplays or sing the songs on YouTube videos.
When you get to the site you’ll see three menus. The first is a list of ALL the titles of YouTube videos organized by year from 2009 – 2014. Another is an alphabetical list of ALL the titles that are included in this archive. (Click on the “next 200″ link located on the bottom left side of the page to see them all.) You’ll also find a “Themes” menu that includes:
  • Animals
  • Clothing
  • Body Parts
  • Counting
  • Bugs and Insects
  • Food
  • Seasons
  • Weather
  • Colors
  • Holidays
  • Shapes
  • And More!

Just click on a theme and a new page opens with an alphabetized menu of titles. For example, if you click on “Animals” you’ll find familiar rhymes such as, Farmer in the Dell, BINGO, Five Little Pumpkins, Hickory Dickory, Dock, I Wish I Were A Fishy In The Sea, Kookaburra Song, Old MacDonald, Pop Goes The Weasel, Willoughby, Wallaby, Woo, and hundreds more!

Click on any title and a new page opens with the lyrics of the rhyme, and in many instances you can watch a video presentation as well. You can watch the videos with your child, or use them to refresh your memory of the words, tune, or hand gestures and motions so that you can introduce them to your child offline.
Bookmark this site; it’s a great resource whenever you need a fun rhyme or song to enhance learning, or just to brighten the day.
Note: We did not review any other portion of the Kings County Library System website. Therefore, parents, as always, should preview the website and supervise Internet use.

Interactive Math Practice

July 14th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, July 14, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

MathABC

 

Age Range: 6-12 (Grades 1-6, with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported and user-friendly website offers free, interactive math drill-and-practice activities to help students in grades 1-6 improve their math skills.
When you get to the site simply click on a grade level and begin practicing math strands that include:
  • Grade 1: Numbers, counting, addition, and subtraction.
  • Grade 2: Addition, subtraction, time, money and more.
  • Grade 3: Addition, subtraction, multiplication, time, etc.
  • Grade 4: Fractions, money, subtraction, addition, and counting.
  • Grade 5: Basic math skills plus fractions (add, subtract, multiply, divide), and more.
  • Grade 6: Addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions, percentages, time, money, and more.

Once you select a grade level, choose the math strand you want to practice. A new page opens with the equation displayed. Type in the answer and if your answer is correct, you move on to the next equation. If it’s incorrect, the correct answer is provided and then you can try again with a new equation.

Younger children and non-readers will need adult supervision and assistance. You’ll find Times Tables practice (from 1-10), and Math Tests on the menu as well.

Pancake Math!

March 3rd, 2014

 

It’s Monday, March 3, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Websites:

 

See below.

 

Age Range: 3-18 (Grades K3-12, with parental supervision)

 

Pancake Math!

 

Shrove Tuesday is Pancake Day throughout the world!

 

Here are some websites that offer pancake-themed Math lessons….

 

Preschool Pancake Math:

 

Pancake Geometry

 

At this site you will find a suggestion for how to use pancakes to teach geometric shapes to little ones.

 

Pancake Curriculum!

 

Find all kinds of pancake-themed activities and lessons that teach while they entertain!

 

Elementary Grades Pancake Math:

 

AuntJemima.com

 

At the Aunt Jemima website you can scroll down to the title “Pancake Math” to find out how to use information on a pancake mix box to teach your kids about multiplication, addition, measurement, and every other principle of math all while they’re enjoying a pancake breakfast.

 

Pancake Recipe Math

 

Practice counting, measuring, estimating, charting, averaging and more all while baking some delicious pancakes for Grandma!

 

Upper Elementary Grades and Beyond:

 

Flipping Pancakes Math

 

At this website you’ll see a number of “pancakes” all of different sizes, stacked on top of each other. Your job is to arrange the pancakes according to their size with the biggest at the bottom. Click a pancake and your flipper “goes under that pancake” and flips the whole stack above the flipper.

 

Pancake Sorting

 

This pancake sorting problem asks how many “prefix reversals” are sufficient to sort an arbitrary stack of pancakes.

 

Just For Fun!

 

Is the state of Kansas as flat as a pancake? Go to the website of Improbable Research and find out how to combine math and science to find the answer!

Valentine Math

February 10th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, February 10, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Googol Learning: Valentine Math

 

Age Range: 6-14 (grades 1-9, approximately, with parental supervision).

 

At this website, you’ll find all kinds of free valentine-themed math activities that explore concepts from symmetry to Fibonacci and beyond for students of all ages. When you get to the site indulge in the sweet math menu that invites you to:

 

  • Explore measurements and temperature by making your own chocolate candy.
  • Graph your favorite chocolate bars and experiment with fractions as you divide them among your friends.
  • Use Sweetheart candies for counting, sorting, grouping, and estimation exercises.
  • Figure out the area and perimeter of a circle and square using common cinnamon heart candies.
  • Explore a variety of candy math lessons for grades 1-9.
  • Plot latitude and longitude in a game of Valentine Candy Battleship.
  • Make a symmetrical heart and calculate its perimeter.
  • Get a free printable set of multiplication flash cards for the times tables 2-13.
  • Discover your own heart’s resting rate and find out how much blood it pumps.
  • Use a formula (or algorithm) to calculate the number of hugs you’ll receive in February.
  • Solve some Valentine’s Day math word problems.

 

Then, explore the archive of links to even more Valentine’s Day math lessons, problems, quizzes, crafts, games, and more!

Don’t miss the rest of the fantastic GoogolPower.com website. You won’t believe the free math resources this site has in store for you!  

Free math games, interactives and printables

February 3rd, 2014

 

It’s Monday, February 3, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Fuel The Brain

 

Age Range: 5-8 (Grades K-3, with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website has free games, interactives and printables to help enhance and practice elementary skills in Math.
By using the easy to understand instructions on the website you can create, share and print your very own customized worksheets, mini-books and puzzles
You may find a resource by navigating the menu at the top that includes: 
 

Printables, Games, Interactives, Mini-books and Teacher Guides. Locate the most recently added and the most popular activities by scrolling down slightly on the home page. Each activity is listed with the number of views, uses or downloads so you can see which are more popular. You can locate fun activities to enhance learning in specific areas of Math content like:

  • Counting & Cardinality 
  • Number & Operations 
  • Operations & Algebraic Thinking 
  • Measurement & Data 
  • Geometry

Click on any activity to review the student’s easy to understand instructions. The resources here will equip the busiest mom to be ready to have fun with math anytime!

 

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