# Free, Fun Math Games

July 9th, 2018

It’s Monday, July 9, 2018, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Sheppard Software: Math

Age Range: 4-15 (Grades PreK-10, with parental supervision)

The fabulous Sheppard Software company provides this educational website that offers a multitude of fun and engaging math games with sound and visual effects to make learning fun and more memorable.

The games are designed with various difficulty levels so that players will continue to be challenged no matter how far they progress.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a menu of games that cover topics including:

• Basic Operations
• Mixed Operations
• Fractions
• Decimals
• Percentages
• Place Value
• Telling Time
• Money
• Early Math
• Geometry
• Measurement
• Algebra
• Round & Estimate
• Probability
• Ratio

Click on any icon under the heading of your choice to find an assortment of games to practice and improve mathematical skill.

Don’t miss exploring the horizontal menu located at the very top of the home page, to find interactive learning games for language arts, science, preschool and more! You’ll want to bookmark this site to return often!

# Math Activities for K-12

June 25th, 2018

It’s Monday, June 25, 2018, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

MSTE Online Resource Catalog

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

This website, sponsored by The Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (MSTE) program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers fun math, science and tech interactives for all grade, age, and ability levels from K-12.

When you get to the site you will see a menu of math topics that includes:

• Number and Operations
• Algebra
• Geometry
• Measurement
• Data Analysis and Probability
• Problem Solving
• Reasoning and Proof
• And More!

Just click on any topic and a new page opens with a menu of activities. Click on a title and a new screen appears with the online activity. From a simple geometric puzzle to solving quadratic equations, this site has a remarkable selection of interactive choices that will challenge and entertain you and your kids.

Do take some time to poke around this site. Check out “Projects” on the menu and sign up to participate in “BeeSpotter” – a partnership between citizen-scientists and the professional science community designed to educate the public about pollinators by engaging them in a data collection effort of importance to the nation. It is a web-based portal at the University of Illinois for learning about honey bees and bumble bees and for contributing data to a nationwide effort to baseline information on population status of these insects.

There’s a lot more here to explore – so many activities, so little time.

# Math with Galileo’s Compass

June 18th, 2018

It’s Monday, June 18, 2018, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Museo Galileo

Age Range: 11 and up (Grades 6 and up approximately, with parental supervision; younger children may enjoy aspects of this presentation)

This website, sponsored by the Museo Galileo, provides free, fascinating, multimedia demonstrations of the uses of Galileo’s compass for math calculations, geometry, architecture, engineering, navigation, and other fields. Learn the history of the compass and Galileo’s contribution to its development during the Renaissance in 1597.

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu that includes:

• History – Watch a presentation about the history of the compass, Galileo’s invention of a specific type of compass, and the improvements he made upon it. See a comparison between compasses, and play the interactive “Compass Game.”
• Explore – Learn about how it works.
• Simulation – Watch engaging simulations of the many operations you can perform with Galileo’s compass, including:
• Division of a segment
• Division of a circumference
• Squaring a regular figure
• Sum of volumes
• Measurement of calibers
• Scale of slopes
• And more!

This website offers the user the ability to view the text of the presentations, and provides links to other interesting resources about the compass as well. There is a lot of content here, so bookmark the site and return again to see it all.

# Free Online Math Games for K-8

April 23rd, 2018

It’s Monday, April 23, 2018, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Johnnie’s Math Page

Age Range: 5-13 (Grades K-8, with parental supervision)

This website offers all kinds of interactive math games, tools, and activities.

When you get to the site just click on a math strand on the menu that includes:

• NUMBER – Includes Counting, Base Ten, Hundreds Chart, Number Lines, Patterns, and more.
• GEOMETRY – Play with Plane Shapes, Solids, Angles, Coordinates, and more.
• FRACTIONS – Recognize Fractions, Compare Fractions, Fractions Operations, and more.
• MULTIPLICATION – Use Flash Cards and Tiles to learn the facts, play fun games for practice, and more.
• MEASUREMENT – Learn to tell time, weigh, and measure; learn about liquid measurement, proportion and more.
• STATISTICS – Make graphs and charts, and learn about the Mean, Median and Mode.
• PROBABILITY – Use spinners and dice to understand chance and probability.
• And more.

This is a great site to use for practicing math skills.

# Easter Egg Math for K-12!

March 26th, 2018

It’s Monday, March 26, 2018, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Chickscope – EggMath

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

Easter and Spring Festivals are here! Eggs are everywhere in omelettes to Easter baskets! Here are some fun ways to use eggs to learn math.

The egg’s interesting mathematical properties are explored at this site. Explore the symmetry of eggs, dividing eggs equally, spherical geometry, and embryo calculus to determine how many cells are in a chick and more. When you get to the site just click on the module that interests you on the menu, and a new page opens with lesson plans and activities.

And here are more sites with eggs-citing activities:

HotChalk Lesson Plans Page

This website offers an Easter-egg-themed math lesson for kindergartners in a classroom. It can easily be adjusted for use in a homeschool or as a family activity.

Egg Carton Math

Recycle your egg cartons into a fun math game that kids of all ages will enjoy! (NOTE: You’ll have to sign up as a member of Education.com if you are not already.)

Egg Math Brain Teaser

Are you an egghead? Kids (grade 3 and up) will have to use their eggs to figure out the answer to this reverse cryptogram.

# Fun Family Math Challenges!

January 22nd, 2018

It’s Monday, January 22, 2018, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Figure This!

Age Range: 10-14 (Grades 5-9 approximately, with parental supervision)

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics offers this website that is designed to help families enjoy math OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL through a series of fun and engaging, high-quality challenges that improve problem solving skills. The challenge activities that are designed with middle school math in mind, can be done online or downloaded in pdf files to print and use offline.

When you get to the site you will see animated characters and the words “Take A Challenge.” Click on those words and go directly to 4 math challenge problems that include:

• Line Up – How long would you have to wait if you were number 300?
• Beating Heart – How fast does your heart beat?
• Popcorn – Which shape holds the most?
• Don’t Fall In – Why are most manhole covers round?

If you decide to take the challenge, notice that each time you click on a different math challenge, the menu bar at the top of the page will change allowing you to access hints and tips that will help solve the problem. If you like these challenges then go to the “Challenge Index” on the menu where you can access 80 challenge problems archived at the site.

Before you begin the challenges, you might want to take a moment or two to view the menu items on the home page. It includes information for teachers and for families in English and in Spanish along with a “Math Index.” The Math Index lists all of the challenges archived at the site by math topic such as algebra, geometry, measurement, numbers, statistics and probability – allowing you to more easily access the activities that relate to the strand of math you want to study.

Each of the challenge activities are designed to capture students’ attention with real-life problems making the math much more meaningful and thought-provoking. Families can have fun solving the challenge questions together. Bookmark this page, so you can return to the site and explore them all.