Posts Tagged ‘fractions’

Secret agent math game

March 21st, 2016

 

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

 

Recommended Website:

Villainy, Inc.

(villainyinc.thinkport.org/default.asp)

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!

 

Recommended Website:

PhilTulga.com

(www.philtulga.com/resources.html)

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!

 

Recommended Website:

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!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Sheppard Software: Math (http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm)

 

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: 
  • Addition
  • 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!

Math with Egyptian Hieroglyphs!

June 29th, 2015

 

It’s Monday, June 29, 2015, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Math with Egyptian Hieroglyphs!

(http://letsplaymath.net/2007/07/28/egyptian-math-in-hieroglyphs/)

 

Age Range: 8-16 (Varies by website; children with parental supervision)

 

This terrific blog (by a homeschool mom) offers a series of free math challenges using hieroglyphs.
Designed for younger students (about 8-14), you’ll find several links to resources that include: 
  • Hieroglyphic Addition & Subtraction – This downloadable and printable pdf offers a few fun math problems in hieroglyphs for kids.
  • Ten Hieroglyphs Lessons – Learn more about hieroglyphs with ten free lessons including a lesson on “Numbers and Dates.”
From the main page, you can click on links to these other fun math activities too: 
  • The Secret of the Pharaoh’s Treasure
  • The Mysterious Temporal Freeze
  • The Secret of Egyptian Fractions
  • The Puzzling Pythagorean Pebbles
This commercial and ad-supported website is a treasure trove of Ancient Egyptian history that contains a small section devoted to number hieroglyphs complete with a few math problems you can solve using hieroglyphs. It’s geared for ages 10-16, and offers a fun way to learn a little math and history. Be sure to explore the rest of this site that includes information on pyramids, temples, kings and queens, mummification, etc.

Math with Egyptian Hieroglyphs!

June 1st, 2015

 

It’s Monday, June 1, 2015, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Let’s Play Math

(http://letsplaymath.net/2007/07/28/egyptian-math-in-hieroglyphs/)

 

Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 4-12, varies by website, with parental supervision)

 

This terrific blog (by a homeschool mom) offers a series of free math challenges using hieroglyphs.
Designed for younger students (about 8-14), you’ll find several links to resources that include: 
  • Hieroglyphic Addition & Subtraction – This downloadable and printable pdf offers a few fun math problems in hieroglyphs for kids.
  • Ten Hieroglyphs Lessons – Learn more about hieroglyphs with ten free lessons including a lesson on “Numbers and Dates.”
From the main page, you can click on links to these other fun math activities too: 
  • The Secret of the Pharaoh’s Treasure
  • The Mysterious Temporal Freeze
  • The Secret of Egyptian Fractions
  • The Puzzling Pythagorean Pebbles
Want more? Explore this website:

Eyelid Productions: Ancient Egyptian Number Hieroglyphs

This commercial and ad-supported website is a treasure trove of Ancient Egyptian history that contains a small section devoted to number hieroglyphs complete with a few math problems you can solve using hieroglyphs. It’s geared for ages 10-16, and offers a fun way to learn a little math and history. Be sure to explore the rest of this site that includes information on pyramids, temples, kings and queens, mummification, etc.

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