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Free Interactive Math Courseware

July 7th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, July 7, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Interactivate

 

Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)

 

This website offers free, interactive online courseware for learning math through activities, lessons, and discussions. When you get to the site, look for the words “Guide to Interactivate.” Click on it for a complete explanation with illustrations on how to use this site. If it seems a little overwhelming, just look for the “Jump To” drop down list at the top of the screen. Click on it to access:

*Activities – Choose from a large menu of math activities including an arithmetic quiz, a Hilbert Curve Generator, a Caesar Cipher for creating and decoding messages, clock arithmetic, use an equivalent fraction finder, color multiples in Pascal’s triangle, or have fun with Venn diagrams. Click on any one and a new page opens with the activity and instructions.

*Lessons – You’ll find lessons in a variety of mathematic strands including number and operations, geometry, algebra, probability and statistics. Click on any one and you’ll find the lesson plan that ties in with the activities that are included on this site.

*Discussions – Read instructional questions and answers between students and mentors about different areas of math including algorithms, Base 10, decimals, distributive property, multiplying and dividing fractions and much more.

Again, at first glance this site can seem overwhelming. Poke around a bit, try some of the activities, and read the tutorial (Guide to Interactivate) and it will all begin to make sense pretty quickly.
Bookmark this site – it’s a great way to supplement learning mathematics.

Visit a Virtual Piano Museum

February 21st, 2014

 

It’s Friday, February 21, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Virtual Piano Museum

 

Age Range: 6-adult (Grades 1-with parental supervision-to adult)

 

Presented by Concert Pitch Piano Services in Toronto, explore the history and care of pianos with this simple to navigate website.

 

When you arrive at the “Museum Lobby” you are presented with a list of links that take you to images of a variety of pianos, each captioned with an informational synopsis. In addition to browsing the various pianos, some other stops you will want to make while visiting the “lobby” are:

  • Piano History
  • Evolution of the Piano
  • The Piano Timeline

 

After perusing the museum lobby, be sure to check out the sidebar for even more discovery. Choose “Diagrams & Images” to:

  • Learn to identify piano types
  • Examine the construction of a grand piano
  • View drawn animations of keys in motion
  • Find the serial number on a piano to help determine its age
  • Understand how to properly measure a piano
  • Identify worn and properly shaped piano hammers

 

And if you still want to dig deeper, check out the other links on the side bar:

  • Story of the Piano
  • What’s Concert Pitch?
  • What’s a Pitch Raise?
  • Piano Tuning Facts
  • What’s Regulation?
  • What’s Voicing?
  • Piano Care Tips
  • And much more

 

If you are interested in learning all about pianos, then this commercial website has a lot to offer.

President’s Day Math, Lessons, & Activities

February 17th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, February 17, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:  See below

 

Age Range: 5-14 (Grades 1-9, with parental supervision)

 

Monday is usually Math Day at ClickSchooling. We found a few math activities themed around President’s Day, but thought you’d also enjoy a variety of resources to help your family learn while celebrating.  

 

Scholastic: Math Hunt – U.S. Presidents

In this online activity, learn historical facts about the U.S. Presidents. Then use your math skills including multiplication and division, fractions, multiplication with fractions, geometry (determining perimeter), and map skills to solve some challenging questions.

Eduplace.com: Where Did They Come From?

This free lesson combines math and social studies. Download and print free worksheets that help students analyze data and create a bar graph showing the home states of U.S. Presidents. Find out which state has given us the most Presidents.

Public school teachers created this resource that offers free, printable templates to conduct a web-based scavenger hunt for information about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. They also offer templates to create Venn diagrams and a comparison report based on the information you find. There’s a quiz too. The site hasn’t been updated in a while, so some of the links to resources they recommend don’t work. You could also easily print out the templates and conduct this search offline at your local library.

Spoonful.com

This HUGE, family-focused, advertising-supported media company maintains one of the very best reliable, updated, and consistent archives of supplemental educational activities, games, crafts, printables, and information. Their President’s Day page makes it easy on you to provide educational activities that will entertain your kids while they learn.

DLTK

This terrific site offers free coloring pages and craft activities that are appropriate for ages 3-12. For President’s Day you’ll find an assortment of coloring pages, a TP roll craft to make a stovepipe hat, and even instructions to make a milk-carton log cabin.

Cybersleuth-Kids.com

Try 4 different online U.S. President Word Searches for free!

Narrated, Interactive Math Tutorials for Grades 5-10

November 11th, 2013

Hi! It’s Monday, November 11, 2013 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Visual Math Learning   

Age Range: 10-15 (designed for middle school students, with parental supervision)

NOTE: This website has randomly generated advertisements. As always, parents must preview the site and supervise Internet access.

This ad-supported website provides free, interactive tutorials with diagrams, illustrations, animations and practice games and exercises for learning pre-algebra and algebra level mathematics.

When you get to the site use the menu on the left side of the page to access the lessons that are divided into two sections:

I. Pre-Algebra: Numbers and Arithmetic

  • Natural Numbers
  • Counting
  • Number Bases
  • Addition
  • Subtraction 
  • Integers
  • Multiplication
  • Factors 
  • Division
  • Fractions
  • Fraction Arithmetic
  • Inverses
  • Equivalence
  • Common Denominators
  • Decimals

II.  Elementary Algebra

  • Basics of Sets  
  • Relations 
  • Functions
  • Equations
  • Substitution

Click on any lesson and enjoy a tutorial that includes narration, illustrations, interactive diagrams, and visual manipulatives to encourage active learning.

On the menu, you’ll also find interactive math “Exercises” and “Games” that will challenge students thinking skills and help them practice what they’ve learned from the lessons.

Virtually Sail Aboard USS Constitution

August 2nd, 2013

Hi! It’s Friday, August 2, 2013 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

All Hands on Deck

Age Range: 5-18 (Lessons are designed for Grades K-4, 5-8, and 9-12.)

Take a multi-media learning adventure aboard the USS Constitution (aka Old Ironsides) that incorporates language arts, reading, math, science, art, and social studies.

When you get to the landing page of the website, I recommend that you watch the companion video (19 minutes long) that provides a sort of virtual field trip into the ship’s past. In the movie, a modern day ship visitor named Julie steps into a time-warp and meets characters from the ship’s past who tell their stories revealing the history and legacy of the USS Constitution.

Note: To download and watch the video, when you get to the website’s landing page, click on “Set Sail” and a new page opens. Click on “Table of Contents” and then click on “Video” on the left side of the screen. 

After watching the video, use the “Table of Contents” to explore the free curriculum that covers the USS Constitution’s construction, the crew, and life aboard a 19th century warship. Discover the teamwork required to sail the ship and engage in battle.

The online curriculum has lessons and activities that require students to solve math problems, make maps and diagrams, and write essays and poems. You’ll find suggestions for getting started, vocabulary helpers, activity sheets to print out, and much more. You’ll also find:

•Recommend Resources – Get recommendations for further reading, fun field trips, movies, music, and games, and a list of items to have on hand.

•Scuttlebutt – Enjoy humorous tales and interesting historical facts and anecdotes to extend the lessons.

This tribute to the legacy of the USS Constitution is designed for classroom use, but can be tweaked to suit any homeschool environment.

 

Summer’s Worth of Printable Math Activities!

July 15th, 2013

It’s Monday, July 15, 2013 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

PBSKIDS.org: Cyberchase Math Actvities

Age Range:  7-11 (approximately, with parental supervision)

A Maryland ClickScholar suggested this PBS website that’s a companion to Cyberchase, the Emmy Award® winning mathematics series for children. The website offers dynamic web games, videos, and printable activities that teach math concepts in a fun way that kids can understand.

In case you’re unfamiliar with the PBS show, the website explains:

“In the world of Cyberchase, the dastardly villain Hacker is on a mad mission to overthrow Motherboard and take over Cyberspace with the help of his blundering henchbots, Buzz and Delete. But Motherboard enlists the help of three curious kids, Inez, Jackie, and Matt, and their cyberpal, Digit, to stop him. Their weapon: brain power. In the live-action segment following each animated episode, Harry and Bianca show kids how math can help solve life’s wacky problems in the real world.”

To further help kids explore their world, the hands-on activities include a range of science, technology, engineering and math topics. When you get to the website, you’ll see some featured recommendations. Below that is an icon menu of printable activities that include:

  • Activity Book – Print out a booklet with math puzzles, games, and projects.
  • Batter Up – Track your favorite baseball team’s hits and look for patterns.
  • Bianca’s Body Math – Use math to learn which body parts are proportional.
  • Cool It – Experiment with evaporation to keep something cool on a hot day.
  • Dot Decoder – Decode a secret message.
  • Lifting with Levers – Discover the relationship between the length of a lever and how much weight you can lift.
  • Make a Pinwheel –  Make a pinwheel and use it to find out how windy it is.
  • Make Ice Cream – Get an easy recipe to make ice cream at home.
  • Shawdow Math – Measure the lengths of shadows to estimate the height of something very tall.
  • Top Flight – Make paper airplanes and judge their flights to choose a winner.

Click on any activity and a new page opens with complete instructions, diagrams, and illustrations to do the activity.

Bookmark this fun resource to help kids learn math, science, and more!

 

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