Posts Tagged ‘fun’

A Summer’s Worth of Printable Math Activities

June 24th, 2019

 

It’s Monday, June 24, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

PBSKIDS.org: Cyberchase Math Activities

(pbskids.org/cyberchase/activities/)

Age Range: 7-11 (Grades 2-7 approximately, with parental supervision)

 

This PBS website is a companion to Cyberchase, the Emmy Award® winning mathematics series for children. The website offers dynamic web games, videos, and printable activities that teach math concepts in a fun way that kids can understand.

In case you’re unfamiliar with the PBS show, the website explains:


In the world of Cyberchase, the dastardly villain Hacker is on a mad mission to overthrow Motherboard and take over Cyberspace with the help of his blundering henchbots, Buzz and Delete. But Motherboard enlists the help of three curious kids, Inez, Jackie, and Matt, and their cyberpal, Digit, to stop him. Their weapon: brain power. In the live-action segment following each animated episode, Harry and Bianca show kids how math can help solve life’s wacky problems in the real world.


To further help kids explore their world, the hands-on activities include a range of science, technology, engineering and math topics. When you get to the website, you’ll see an icon menu of printable activities that include: 

  • Batter Up – Track your favorite baseball team’s hits and look for patterns.
  • Bianca’s Body Math – Use math to learn which body parts are proportional.
  • Make a Pinwheel –  Make a pinwheel and use it to find out how windy it is.
  • Top Flight – Make paper airplanes and judge their flights to choose a winner.
  • And many more!

Click on any activity and a new page opens with complete instructions, diagrams, and illustrations to do the activity.

Bookmark this fun resource to help kids learn math, science, and more!

Free Animated Math Lessons

June 17th, 2019

 

It’s Monday, June 17, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

e-Learning for Kids

(en.e-learningforkids.org/math/)

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

 

This website is from a global, nonprofit foundation dedicated to fun and free learning on the internet for children ages 5 – 12.

There are hundreds of Math e-Lessons on this learning portal. The lessons are intended as supplemental material: designed to support a full curriculum and provide additional practice. 

When you get to the website, you can select the lessons by grade level. You can also choose to have the lessons displayed by popularity. You’ll find choices like these: 

  • K: Length and Mass
  • K: 2D Shapes
  • K: Measurement
  • K: Time
  • K: Money
  • 1: Numbers to 20
  • 1: Time & Area
  • 1: 3D Objects
  • 1: Addition & Time
  • 1: Fractions & Money
  • 2: Mass
  • 2: Time & Temperature
  • 2: Measurement
  • 2: Chance & Data
  • 2: 3D Space
  • 3: Numbers to 999
  • 3: Counting Forwards & Backwards
  • 3: Counting in 4’s
  • 3: Graphs
  • 3: Addition of Money
  • 4: Fractions & Decimals
  • 4: Pattern & Function
  • 4: Four-Digit Numbers
  • 4: Capacity
  • 4: Calculations
  • 5: Prisms & Pyramids
  • 5: Whole Number
  • 5: Volume & Capacity
  • 5: Bar Graph & Data
  • 5: Perimeter
  • 6: Prisms & Pyramids
  • 6: Mixed Problem Solving
  • 6: Angles
  • 6: Factors & Multiples
  • 6: Number Sense

The lessons are presented through an animated interactive video. And there is also a Teacher Guide in each lesson – look for the little person icon in the upper right of the ‘video’.

Once you have explored the Math World portal, check out the rest of the website because these people provide lessons for children ages 5-12 in Science, Environmental Skills, Computer Skills, Health, Language Arts, and Life Skills. Bookmark this site and come often!

YouTube Zoo and Much More!

June 11th, 2019

 

It’s Tuesday, June 11, 2019, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Lil’ Fingers: YouTube Zoo

(www.lil-fingers.com/games/zoo/index.php)

Age Range: 3 and up (Grades PreK and up; children with parental supervision)

 

Designed by a computer usability professional, Lil’ Fingers is a friendly website for the littlest computer users with free animated and narrated storybooks, interactive educational games, coloring pages – and a terrific archive of over 100 animal videos in their YouTube Zoo! 

This site was designed with young children in mind, but the animal videos can be enjoyed by folks of all ages. When you get to the site, you’ll see a menu of “Animal Zones” including: 

  • African Region – See lions, eagles, hyenas, and more.
  • Asia Adventure – View bears, hornbills, monkeys, and porcupines.
  • Polar – Check out penguins, polar bears, reindeer, and a walrus.
  • Elephant Jungle – Watch camels, capybaras, elephants, guanacos, etc.
  • Forest Fun – Observe birds, owls, okapis, river otters, etc.
  • Outback – Watch koalas, kangaroos, a monitor lizard and more!

As explained at the website, “All videos have been reviewed to not include animals mating, killing or bodily functions.” Plus, because you watch the videos on this website, you don’t have to be concerned about shielding your kids’ eyes from inappropriate comments that are sometimes posted by random visitors on the YouTube site. Some of the videos are no longer available but there are so many animals to choose from you’ll be sure to find something you’re interested in.

When you’re through watching videos, be sure to use the vertical menu on the left side of the screen to access the animated and narrated storybooks, play interactive computer games that teach as they entertain, and print out coloring pages that include the alphabet, numbers, shapes, animals, events, and much more!

This is an ad-supported website. Parents, as always, should preview the site to determine suitability of content and supervise all Internet use.

Fraction Tutorials, Interactives, & Worksheets

June 10th, 2019

 

It’s Monday, June 10, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Visual Fractions

(http://www.visualfractions.com/)

Age Range: 9-14 (Grades 4-9 approximately, with parental supervision)

 

This website provides free visual pictures, images, graphs, and animations of fractions and operations with fractions, to make them easier to understand and fun to practice.

Through the use of interactive exercises and visual aids (like number lines and circle graphs), students can learn how to: 

  • Identify fractions
  • Rename fractions
  • Compare fractions
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions

The concepts are demonstrated through the visual images and explained in text format. Then, the student can practice their understanding with an interactive drill session. 

Click on any topic from the menu in the middle of the home page and a new page opens with instructions for how to use the animations, graphs, and number lines to learn the fraction concept. In most instances you are shown a visual image and asked to type in the corresponding fraction.

Back on the main page, under “Special Features” you can access the “Fractions Games Page” to enhance learning. Don’t miss the free, printable “Fractions Worksheets” that really demonstrate operations with fractions in an engaging way.

Parents may want to read the “About” page for tips on how to use the site effectively.

This is a really simple and easy to use resource that will improve students’ skills in understanding fractions and their operations.

Have Fun Tracking Money

June 6th, 2019

 

It’s Thursday, June 6, 2019, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Where’s George

(www.wheresgeorge.com/)

Age Range: 6-18 (Grades 1-12, with parental supervision)

 

This website offers a way to track a U.S. dollar bill to see where it’s been – what a great way to tie in social studies with math! We were required to register (free) in order to access the site.

Once you’re there, just enter the denomination, series, and serial number of any U.S. dollar bill, along with your current U.S. zip code in the form on the homepage.

A “Bill Tracker Report” will be generated explaining where your bill has been, how far it has traveled, how long it’s been in circulation, and you can even read comments from people explaining where they got the bill before using it or passing it along to someone else.

But that’s not all! Using the “Tools/Fun” item on the menu at the top of the page, click on “Cool Links About Money.” A new page opens with links to the BEST MONEY WEBSITES where you can learn all about the history of U.S. currency, design features, and even security measures to deter counterfeiting. You’ll also find links where you can track bills from various countries in Europe, as well as currency from India, Africa, China, Japan, and New Zealand.

If you are from Canada, be sure to check out Where’s Willy” to track Canadian currency! (By the way, for those who don’t know, “Willy” refers to Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the first French Canadian Prime Minister.)

Puzzled Logic for Young Thinkers!

June 3rd, 2019

 

It’s Monday, June 3, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

AIMS Puzzle Corner

(www.aimsedu.org/current-projects/puzzle-corner/)

Age Range: 6-18 (Grades 1-12, and non-readers will need assistance). 


AIMS Education Foundation (Activities Integrating Math and Science) offers hundreds of free math puzzles and activity pages designed to give students a fun way to develop divergent thinking, practice math skills, learn persistence, and be creative.)


Designed for classroom use, these puzzles can be used at home as well – and are intended for use OFFLINE. The puzzles “have not been assigned a grade level because the ability to do a puzzle varies more by individual than by grade.” When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of puzzle categories. Choose from the menu on the left side bar: 

  • Arrangement Puzzles – Move manipulatives or rearrange items according to specific rules.
  • Dissection Puzzles – Assemble geometric shapes to form larger figures, or break them into smaller figures.
  • Divergent Thinking Puzzles – Think in ways that defy typical assumptions.
  • Logic Puzzles – Make sense of paradoxes, move items safely across divides, or complete challenges according to specific rules.
  • Miscellaneous Puzzles – Paradoxes, games, magic cards, and more.
  • Number Puzzles – Arrange numbers according to specific rules, look for patterns, or manipulate them to get different solutions.
  • Toothpick Puzzles – Move, rearrange, and/or remove toothpicks to reach desired outcomes.
  • Topological Puzzles – Explore geometric properties not affected by changes in size and shape.
  • Visual Puzzles – Explain why optical illusions and visual paradoxes work.

Click on a category and a new page opens listing the puzzles and at the very bottom of the puzzle you can click the arrow to view the solution.

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