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Vedic Mathematics Magic

April 14th, 2014

 

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

 

Recommended Website:

 

Vedic Mathematics

 

Age Range: 8 and up (Grades 2 and up with parental supervision)

 

This commercial site provides information and free sample tutorials on Vedic Mathematics. What’s “Vedic Mathematics”? As explained at the website:
“Vedic Mathematics is the name given to the ancient system of Indian Mathematics which was rediscovered from the Vedas between 1911 and 1918 by Sri Bharati Krsna Tirthaji (1884-1960). According to his research, all of mathematics is based on sixteen Sutras, or word-formulae.
These formulae describe the way the mind naturally works and are therefore a great help in directing the student to the appropriate method of solution. …The simplicity of Vedic Mathematics means that calculations can be carried out mentally (though the methods can also be written down).”
Words really don’t begin to describe this innovative way to solve math problems and mentally calculate answers to math equations. It almost makes learning math like learning fun magic tricks. Go to the website and try the free sample tutorials that explain ways to find arithmetic solutions for:
  • Multiplication
  • Subtracting Fractions
  • Finding Square Roots
  • Division

Click on any tutorial. Read the instructions and apply the Vedic method to find the solutions to an array of sample problems. Your kids will enjoy experimenting!

For those who have never heard of or tried this method before, it will really set your mind to thinking about math differently.
If your kids struggle with mathematics the Vedic system may provide an alternative method that suits the way your child learns best. This site sells products that teach the Vedic system, but the sample tutorials are free. It also provides many links to other websites with articles, downloads, activities, and further resources for learning Vedic mathematics. We have not reviewed these other websites.
Just FYI, YouTube.com carries some free Vedic math tutorials. Just go to YouTube.com and enter “Vedic math tutorials” in the search engine. A menu of free instructional videos on the Vedic system pops up that you can explore on your own. We have not reviewed the YouTube presentations on Vedic math, so parents AS ALWAYS should preview the material and supervise use.

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!

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!  

Kids Math Games Online!

January 7th, 2014

It’s Monday, January 6, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!
Recommended Website:
Kids Math Games
Age Range: 6-13 (Grades 1-8, with parental supervision)

This website is a free selection of fun math games, interactive learning activities, and easy to use educational resources that engage students as they learn.
When arriving at the website you are presented with a colorful selection of topics from which to choose making navigation simple.
Topics include:

  • Numbers – challenges related to number patterns, fractions, decimals, place values, graphs, probability, codes, data, mean, median & mode, calculators and more
  • Geometry – educational games related to shapes, angles, measurements, grids, coordinates, building blocks and all kinds of geometry related topics
  • Facts - Learn fun facts relating to the world of mathematics
  • Money - Interactive games that teach how money works
  • Addition - Practice addition skills with interactive games
  • Multiplication - Master multiplication skills while playing
  • Counting - Young learners will have fun using and improving their counting skills

Also available at this ad-supported website are free printable worksheets, quizzes, and Sudoku puzzles as well as teaching videos, logic games, board games, puzzles, and many more fun things to keep the learning of math interesting.

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.

Algebra, Geometry, Trig, & Calculus for Morons

November 4th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Monday, November 4, 2013 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

ThinkQuest: Math for Morons Like Us

Age Range: 10-17 (about Middle/High School)

The title of this site, “Math for Morons Like Us,” is intended to get your attention and resonate with how you may feel about math, and not meant as an insult. It has been designed to help clarify some of those math concepts that cause confusion when it comes to pre-algebra, algebra, algebra II, geometry, trigonometry, and pre-calculus. It is assumed that you know some of the basic concepts, and that you want to reinforce or review them.

You’ll find free tutorials, sample problems, and quizzes along with interactive resources to help you learn:

*Pre-Algebra – Includes: Basic Equations, Basic Graphing, and Fractions

*Algebra – Includes: Exponents, Single and Multiple Variable Equations, Word Problems, Factoring, Fractions, Ratios, Graphing on Number Lines and on the Coordinate Plane, Square Roots, and Scientific Notation.

*Geometry – Includes: Parallel Lines, Congruent Triangles and Right Triangles, Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Parallelograms, Similar Polygons, Circles, Coordinate Geometry, Area and Volume of Solids, and some “Computer Fun.”

*Algebra II – Solving Equations and Inequalities, Graphs and Functions, Polynomials and Factoring, Fractional Expressions, Powers and Roots, Complex Numbers, Quadratic Equations and Functions, Coordinate Geometry, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Probability, Matrices, Trigonometry, Equations and Triangles, and more.

*Pre-Calc/Calculus – Includes: Pre-Calculus concepts and Calculus I concepts.

The site also provides a “Formula Database” that contains commonly used formulas and equations. Plus you can take quizzes to test your knowledge of various concepts. They also offer a nice selection of links to terrific math sites on the Net.

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