# Free Math Activity Book for K-5

April 11th, 2016

It’s Monday, April 11, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

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Age Range: 5-10 (Grades K-5, with parental supervision)

Here’s a free math activity book designed for parents to use with their children to help them learn important math concepts in a fun and engaging way.

Provided by the U.S. Department of Education, there are no bells and whistles here, just easy-to-do math activities, sorted by grade range from K-5, that are formatted for user-friendliness.

When you get to the site, you’ll land on the “Title Page” of the online book. Simply scroll to the bottom of the page and click the “Next” buttons on each page to read the Foreword, Introduction, and to access the Activities that include:

• Math in the Home – Discover fun ways to use things you find around the house to learn measurement, fractions, counting, addition, subtraction, graphing, geometrical concepts, telling time and much more.
• Math at the Grocery Store – Practice measurement, estimation, weighing, counting, and figuring price per unit versus price per pound while helping your children learn estimation skills – all while doing the grocery shopping!
• Math on the Go – Do fun math activities as you travel from place to place using numbers found on license plates, buildings, buses, taxis, houses, and gas stations.
• Math for the Fun of It – As the book explains, there are fascinating mathematical possibilities in the world around you. Look for math in nature – in the symmetry in leaves and various shapes and patterns of blooming flowers. You’ll find lots of other fun suggestions as well.

The book wraps up with some pointers for parents on helping children achieve in mathematics along with suggestions for helping children with school assignments, and resources for further learning.

By the way, if you get tired of clicking the “Next” buttons – you can access the entire table of contents with links to specific sections of the book here.

The activities in this online book are perfect for homeschooling families and can be used in any way that makes sense to you and your children. You can also print it out and use it offline as well!

# Fun Math Games & Printables for Kids

March 28th, 2016

It’s Monday, March 28, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

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Kids Math Games

Age Range: 6-13 (Grades 1-8 approximately, with parental supervision)

We stumbled upon this ad-supported website that offers a wide variety of free, online, interactive math games, printable worksheets and quizzes, video tutorials and more! This colorful site is user-friendly and engaging. Most kids will be enticed to try a game or two, or three, or more.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a brief introduction and the featured math topics that include:

• Numbers – Fun challenges related to numbers, patterns, fractions, decimals, etc.
• Geometry – Learn about shapes, grids, weights, angles, rotation, and more.
• Facts – Read interesting math facts and trivia.
• Videos – Watch educational clips that teach addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and more.
• Printable Worksheets – Includes addition, multiplication, fractions, etc.
• Pictures – See math photos, images, and diagrams.
• Printable Quizzes – Test your knowledge of division, decimals, money, basic algebra and more!

You’ll also find logic games, math riddles, board games, and math puzzles. This is a terrific resource that will enhance learning math. Bookmark it, to return often.

# Secret agent math game

March 21st, 2016

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

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Villainy, Inc.

Age Range: 10-14 (Grades 5-9, with parental supervision)

Use your math skills to save the world from the evil Dr. Wick! (Younger students may find this game motivational and fun, if there is someone nearby to explain how to do the problems.)

When you get to this website you’ll see the evil villain, Dr. Wick. who is plotting to take over the world. You are a secret agent and your assignment is to foil his plan by using your math skills in each of two missions. (Turn on your speakers to hear the villainous conspiracy as it unfolds; captions also appear at the bottom of the screen.)

Before embarking on the interactive missions, you must read the biographies of five secret agents and select two to accompany you. You might have to rely on them for hints from time to time, so choose carefully!

Here are just a few of the things you will practice:

• Figure out what you will need to do in order to solve a problem.
• Use a calculator to multiply and divide large numbers.
• Figure out the area of a rectangle.
• Basic operations of fractions, decimals, and percents (add, subtract, multiply, divide).
• Round to the nearest whole number.
• Find the mean of a few numbers.
• Label a graph, plot points, and interpret the graph.

Fortunately, you can get cryptic hints along the way, and most of the time you can redo each problem as many times as it takes to get the correct answer.

For a complete list of the skills covered, complete text of the script, a vocabulary list, supplementary worksheets, and even a teacher’s manual, see the section for teachers.

And for even more helpful tips you can use at home, see the section for families!

# Ingenious Music & Math Activities!

March 7th, 2016

It’s Monday, March 7, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

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PhilTulga.com

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

Phil Tulga is a professional musician and music instructor. He has developed educational programs that weave music through the curriculum in almost every subject. As a complement to his music programs, Phil has developed a series of FREE, interactive math and music activities that are available on his website.

When you get to the site you will see a menu that includes Math and Science – Phil takes popular math manipulatives and enhances them with rhythm and music. You’ll find:

• Unifix Cube Drum Machine – This shows students how famous composers have used repeating patterns to create music. Students can make their own rhythm or drum patterns with popular Unifix cubes.
• Musical Fraction Bars – Mathematicians like Pythagoras discovered that musical pitches are derived from fractions. In this activity, students compose and play their own songs using Musical Fraction Bars. Not only that, you’ll find instructions for how to build a homemade musical instrument that is based on these fractions.
• Pattern Block Rock – Song melodies are patterns of short and long sounds. In this activity, students compose and play their own rhythmic songs using geometric shapes.

After exploring the math activities check out the “Language Arts” section. Get Phil’s tips for how to encourage a love of reading in your child. Then, use the innovative “Cucumber Pickle Machine” to show your kids how to make rhythmic meters by combining two and three syllable words! Phil uses the musical score of “Peter and the Wolf” to teach storyline components complete with story maps!

Don’t miss “Homemade Instruments” where you’ll find directions for making your own panpipes, water bottle xylophone, tubular Glockenspiel, and melodic tube drums!

# Thanksgiving-Themed Math

November 16th, 2015

It’s Monday, November 16, 2015, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

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Various (see below)

Age Range: Varies (children with parental supervision)

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so we thought it might be fun to have a Thanksgiving-themed activity today!

PUMPKIN PIE MATH PROBLEMS & ACTIVITIES

NRICH – enriching mathematics: Word Problem with ratio, proportion, and fractions

David Schwartz’s Math Moments: Relishing Math at the Thanksgiving Feast. Learn math while making cranberry relish.

Make Pumpkin Pi – several recipes to choose from to make “pumpkin pi”.

MAYFLOWER MATH

Mayflower Math – Voyage into history and math with this shipshape Thanksgiving theme unit, with a two-page Mayflower reproducible. Lots of interesting math questions based on the Mayflower and passengers.

THANKSGIVING MATH FLASH CARDS

Printable Multiplication Facts Flash Cards for Thanksgiving! They can be printed on card stock, if you like, and you can let your son or daughter decorate them.

# Free, Fun Math Games For All Ages

July 6th, 2015

It’s Monday, July 6, 2015, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

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Age Range: 4-15 (Grades PreK-10, with parental supervision)

The fabulous Sheppard Software company provides this educational website that offers a multitude of fun and engaging math games with sound and visual effects to make learning fun and more memorable. The games are designed with various difficulty levels so that players will continue to be challenged no matter how far they progress.
When you get to the site, you’ll see a menu of games that cover topics including:
• Algebra
• Counting
• Comparing/Ordering
• Decimals
• Division
• Fractions
• Factors
• Geometry
• Integers
• Measuring
• Mixed Operations
• Money
• Multiplication
• Numbers
• Place Value
• Round/Estimate
• Subtraction
• Time
Click on any topic to find an assortment of games to practice and improve mathematical skill.

Don’t miss exploring the main horizontal menu located at the top of the home page, to find interactive learning games for language arts, science, social sciences and more! You’ll want to bookmark this site to return often!