Posts Tagged ‘fractions’

Free Online & Offline Math Activities

August 11th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, August 11, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Teaching Ideas

 

Age Range: 5-11 (Grades 1-6, with parental supervision)

 

This UK-based website offers free ideas, activities and worksheets to help educators teach Math (and science, geography, and history as well). The resources are delivered through a variety of formats for use online and offline including:
  • PDF Files
  • Word Documents
  • Excel Spreadsheets
  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Websites
  • Text Documents (e.g. Notepad, Wordpad, Word)
  • Video Files
  • ~ and more!

When you get to the site, you’ll see a brief welcome message and some featured math resources and activities. Directly above the welcome message look for the blue menu bar and roll over “Maths” to find choices that include:

*Number Patterns – Practice number sequences, patterns, Fibonacci sequence, Kaprekar’s sequence, Pascal’s triangle, the 100 Square and more.
*Shape – Learn about different shapes and properties of 2D shapes. Sort shapes, match shapes, discover polygons, triangles, quadrilaterals, tangrams and more.
*Addition/Subtraction – Learn to add and subtract numbers of varying size.
*Measure – Develop estimation and practical measuring skills, learn to calculate perimeter and area as well as the volume of cubes.
*Problem Solving – Learn to understand and solve word problems for a variety of math strands.
*Multiplication/Division – Check out interesting games, grids, and gadgets to help kids learn to multiply and divide.
*Fractions/Decimals/Percents – Get lots of resources to help kids understand fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio and proportion.
There is a great deal of content beyond what’s described above and all of it can be used to supplement math studies. You’ll need to bookmark the site and make several visits to thoroughly explore it.
Note: As you explore the site, you’ll notice comments about the resources and activities on the site that are left by visitors. You can post your comments about what you liked and/or offer suggestions for improvement too.

Free Math Drill Worksheets!

July 28th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, July 28, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

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Math-Drills.com

 

Age Range: 5-18 (Grades K-12, with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website offers tens of thousands of free, printable math worksheets with answer keys to help students learn, practice, and master math.
When you get to the site you’ll see a welcome message. Look at the menu located at the top of the page below the logo to access worksheets on:
  • Addition
  • Algebra
  • Decimals & Percents
  • Division
  • Fractions
  • Geometry
  • Integers
  • Measurement
  • Money
  • Multiplication
  • Powers of Ten
  • Subtraction

Click on any topic and a new page opens with a menu of worksheet options. Click on a worksheet title and a new page opens where you can print out the worksheet to use offline. You’ll also find flash cards, holiday-themed math worksheets, games, and more!

Multimedia Math Glossary for K-6

July 21st, 2014

 

It’s Monday, July 21, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

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Harcourt: Multimedia Math Glossary

 

Age Range: 5-12 (Grades K-6, with parental supervision)

 

This website, developed by Harcourt School Publishers, offers a free, multimedia math glossary. It helps students understand math terms and concepts using colorful animated pictures, drawings, graphs, and simple text.
When you get to the site, use the menu at the top to explore the site by grade level, or simply search for a math term alphabetically. Use the menu on the left side of the screen to further refine your search. Once you find the term you are looking for – click on it – and the term, along with a description and an illustration or animation, appears on the screen. For example:
  • Grade K – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: above, below, add, bar graph, circle, equals, less, minus, same, triangle, under, etc.
  • Grade 1 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: addition sentence, between, centimeter, even numbers, fractions, greater than, hour hand, line of symmetry, minus, etc.
  • Grade 2 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: addend, congruent figures, divide, fact family, gram, perimeter, sphere, sum, etc.
  • Grade 3 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: acute angle, cube, decimal, Celsius, Fahrenheit, equilateral triangle, line segment, liter, numerator, obtuse triangle, etc.
  • Grade 4 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: analog clock, associative property of addition, cardinal number, gallon, kilogram, negative numbers, probability, etc.
  • Grade 5 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: absolute value, commutative property of multiplication, denominator, exponent, hypotenuse, inverse operation, pi, ray, scientific notation, etc.
  • Grade 6 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: algebraic expression, coordinate plane, Fibonacci Sequence, Golden Ratio, Pythagorean Theorem, rhombus, square root, theoretical probability, x-axis, y-coordinate, etc.

This is a great tool to enhance any study of math. It also offers an interesting way to introduce various math terms and concepts without intimidation.

Interactive Math Practice

July 14th, 2014

 

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

 

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MathABC

 

Age Range: 6-12 (Grades 1-6, with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported and user-friendly website offers free, interactive math drill-and-practice activities to help students in grades 1-6 improve their math skills.
When you get to the site simply click on a grade level and begin practicing math strands that include:
  • Grade 1: Numbers, counting, addition, and subtraction.
  • Grade 2: Addition, subtraction, time, money and more.
  • Grade 3: Addition, subtraction, multiplication, time, etc.
  • Grade 4: Fractions, money, subtraction, addition, and counting.
  • Grade 5: Basic math skills plus fractions (add, subtract, multiply, divide), and more.
  • Grade 6: Addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions, percentages, time, money, and more.

Once you select a grade level, choose the math strand you want to practice. A new page opens with the equation displayed. Type in the answer and if your answer is correct, you move on to the next equation. If it’s incorrect, the correct answer is provided and then you can try again with a new equation.

Younger children and non-readers will need adult supervision and assistance. You’ll find Times Tables practice (from 1-10), and Math Tests on the menu as well.

Free Interactive Math Courseware

July 7th, 2014

 

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

 

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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.

Vedic Mathematics Magic

April 14th, 2014

 

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

 

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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.
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