It’s Monday, August 8, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 6-10 (Grades 1-5, with parental supervision)
This commercial website offers the opportunity to try a variety of FREE arcade and video games that foster skill in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, ratios, proportions as well as other academic subjects. The company produces online video games for classroom use with the intent of engaging students with the same persistence and involvement they use when playing arcade games to increase their time-on-task (practicing).
When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of educational games. Notice that the menu offers games for single players and multiple players. You’ll find intriguing game titles such as:
- Alien Addition
- Demolition Division
- Dirt Bike Proportions
- Grand Prix Multiplication
- Jet Ski Addition
- Meteor Multiplication
~ and more!
Click on any game title and a new window opens with instructions that allow you to set parameters based on your student’s ability level. Then, let the fun and focused practice repetition begin! This is a lot more engaging than the usual drill-and-practice work and, according to the company, it leads to fluent performance levels quickly and without drudgery.
By the way, we are not adept at playing video games but had no trouble maneuvering the arrow keys, space bar, and mouse to play these games.
In addition to the math games you’ll also find games that improve grammar, vocabulary, and geography (think states and capitals, etc.). Have fun!