It’s Monday, June 9, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 7-13 (Grades 2-8. The mathematics are designed for ages 11-13, but younger students may enjoy aspects as well. All children with parental supervision.)
New Mexico State University Learning Games Lab created this site, which aims to provide “smart and yummy educational animations, mini-games, and interactive tools that help mid-school learners better understand math concepts.”
The site’s ever-growing collection of “snacks,” are highly entertaining educational movies and games that focus on specific mathematical concepts, each requiring only a small amount of time. Some of the games you’ll find include:
- Watch the fabled Atlantis sink, thanks to a dodge ball coach who lacks a clear understanding of ratios.
- Identify numbers that sum to ten, and decimals that sum to 1 – while driving a school bus full of monsters and deforming the neighborhood (this one you’ve got to see to believe).
- Watch a supervillain and superhero match wits, scaling things up and down by the same factor.
There are many more as well. Each “snack” includes guides for student and teacher, as well as transcripts of the video clips, to help solidify the concepts.
A handy reminder from the teachers’ page: “These are math snacks, not full meals. These videos are intended to be parts of larger units to teach very important math concepts.” Since they’re snacks, you’ll be glad to hear that they’re portable; if you have a mobile device, you can learn something new on the go. Perfect for Carschooling!
Be sure to check out the rest of the teachers’ page for helpful hints on how to get the most benefit out of this website.