Posts Tagged ‘education’

Math Video Lessons, Activities, & More

January 23rd, 2017

 

It’s Monday, January 23, 2017, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

WatchKnowLearn.org

(www.watchknowlearn.org/Category.aspx?CategoryID=81)

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

 

The goal of this website is to collect all the best free educational videos made for children that explain every topic taught in schools including math, in every major language on Earth – and make them available on one website, usefully categorized according to subject and education level.

When you get to the site you’ll see two sections. The “Mathematics” section is on the right side of the page (the Directory to the rest of the site is on the left). Under the math section you’ll see some featured math videos, as well as a menu of math subcategories that include: 

  • Mathematics for Young Learners
  • Number Sense
  • Money
  • Measurement
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Geometry
  • Fractions, Decimals, Percentages
  • Ratios and Proportions
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra
  • Algebra II
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus
  • Logic and Set Theory

Click on any subcategory and a new page opens featuring the videos that have been archived to date. The videos are all free for viewing. The videos are moderated by WatchKnow to ensure appropriate content. 

To share videos, you must open an account (free) that also allows you to track your activities and enter contests. As I mentioned, this site also contains lots of useful video lessons on other topics including: 

  • Language Arts
  • Literature
  • Science
  • History
  • Social Studies
  • The Arts
  • Foreign Languages
  • Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics
  • And more!

Math & Logic Puzzles and More

January 2nd, 2017

 

It’s Monday, January 2, 2017, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Puzzles.com

(www.puzzles.com/)

Age Range: 6 and up (Grades 1 and up; children with parental supervision)

 

This website offers all kinds of fascinating, educational, fun and perplexing puzzles that will not only improve logical thinking, a foundation for mathematical ability, but promote happy interactions among friends and family.

When you get to the site you’ll see the weekly features. You can dive right in or explore the menu that includes: 

  • Puzzles To Play – In this “Puzzle Playground” you’ll find an archive of classic and modern hands-on puzzles that use coins, matches, and pencils as well as other manipulatives that you can find around the house. You can even print out some materials to use for free.
  • Puzzle Links – Get links to some of the best puzzles on the web as determined by the staff at Puzzles.com. There are new links featured every 2 weeks for beginners, advanced, and expert puzzle solvers.
  • More: Puzzles in Education – DON’T MISS THIS! Put your cursor over “More” on the menu and a drop down list will appear with “Puzzles in Education”. Click on that and a new page opens. Use the menu to click on “Hands On Puzzles” and find an array of puzzling activities sorted by grades 1-8 along with advice on how to use puzzles in math education. You’ll enjoy the “Family Brainstorms” too.

There is much, much more at this website to explore that provides, as the website claims, “nice-beautiful-amazing-wonderful-clever-fun things which help us learn and teach, relax and work, create and live.” Bookmark the site to return often. 

Tip: Print out instructions and game pieces to some hands-on puzzles for some fun “family game time”!

Free Math Lessons from Khan Academy

December 19th, 2016

 

It’s Monday, December 19, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Khan Academy

(www.khanacademy.org/)

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

 

Many homeschoolers are fans of the non-profit Khan Academy that provides free, innovative, and engaging video tutorials on every strand of math and more.

The brainchild of Sal Khan (whose background is in math, computer science, and investment management), its goal is to provide a world-class education to everyone for free.

When you get to the site, click on “Subjects” on the menu. Click on a math topic of your choice to find video lessons covering: 

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Trigonometry
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • SAT Preparation
  • Finance

You’ll also find informative courses in Science, Economics, Humanities, Computer Programming and more.

In addition to the instructional videos, visitors can log in and do problems online for further practice and comprehension. The program keeps track of your work and indicates what you’ve mastered and what needs more work.

This website is a brilliant demonstration of how to use technology to deliver a better, more meaningful education to everyone.

Maple Syrup Day Resources

December 15th, 2016

 

It’s Thursday, December 15, 2016, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Maple Syrup Day Resources

(See below.)

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

 

National Maple Syrup Day is December 17! We thought it would be fun to learn about maple syrup.

Read The Legend of Maple Syrup

(sugarmakerstimes.blogspot.com/2007/10/native-americans-and-legend-of-maple.html)


North America is the only place where maple syrup is produced. It was originally made by Native Americans. At this website you can read “The Legend of Maple Syrup” online.

Watch Videos on How Maple Syrup is Made
Part I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVXeBOl4fXY)

Part II (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tidds7_gDM)


These videos were lovingly made by a family who has been in the maple syrup business for years. Gather your family around the computer, turn on the speakers to hear the music and narration, and enjoy a delightful virtual field trip to a maple sugar tree farm.

Maple Math (hubpages.com/education/maple-math)

A terrific presentation of a math lesson to discover line symmetry in maple leaves.

Maple Syrup Coloring Page

(homeschooling.about.com/od/freeprintables/ss/maplesyrupprint.htm#step7)


Print and color a picture of tapping the maple trees.

These websites are sure to whet your appetite for maple syrup. Have a Maple Syrup Taste Test! Purchase some real maple syrup and compare it to pancake syrup that is typically made from corn syrup and artificial maple flavor. Which do you like best?

Gingerbread Language Arts

December 14th, 2016

 

It’s Wednesday, December 14, 2016, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Gingerbread Language Arts

(see below)

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

 

Continuing with our holiday theme, here are some Language Arts sites related to gingerbread.

Jan Brett’s Audio-Visual Version of “The Gingerbread Baby”

http://www.janbrettvideos.com/how_to_draw_a_gingerbread_baby_high_bandwidth.htm

Gather the family around the computer for a treat! You can watch a film of beloved children’s author and illustrator Jan Brett reading her story, “The Gingerbread Baby,” aloud at this website. Not only that, she offers lots of arts and crafts activity pages all themed around “The Gingerbread Baby.” Simply click on “Home Page” at the bottom of the screen. When the Home Page opens, you’ll find links to “Activities” and “Coloring Pages” on the menu. If you click on either one, you can find a menu containing activity items related to “The Gingerbread Baby” story.

Topmarks Education: The Traditional Gingerbread Man Story

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/stories/gingerbread.htm

Read an interactive, online version of the classic, traditional tale of “The Gingerbread Man.”

The Annotated Gingerbread Man

http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/gingerbread/index.html

You can read an annotated version of the classic tale, “The Gingerbread Man,” at this website. See various illustrations and books about “The Gingerbread Man.” Use the menu on the left side of your screen to discover similar stories from other cultures – such as “The Runaway Pancake”, “The Johnny Cake”, and “The Runaway Tortilla”.

Mayflower & Pilgrim Math Activities

November 21st, 2016

 

It’s Monday, November 21, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Various

(See below.)

Age Range: 5-11 (Grades K-6, with parental supervision)

 

In keeping with the holiday spirit, here are some Thanksgiving-themed math activities.

Mayflower Math Activity

This website offers a free printable math worksheet (.pdf) that combines the history of the voyage of the Mayflower with math. Designed for grades 5-6, there are aspects that may appeal to younger and older students as well.

You’ll also find a wide variety of Mayflower crafts that help children of all ages exercise their math skills and creativity at ArtistsHelpingChildren.org.

Young children may enjoy Pilgrim Hat Math. Count the dots in one column and match them to the same number of Thanksgiving-themed items in another column.

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