Posts Tagged ‘logic’

Math Video Lessons, Activities, & More

January 23rd, 2017

 

It’s Monday, January 23, 2017, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

WatchKnowLearn.org

(www.watchknowlearn.org/Category.aspx?CategoryID=81)

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

 

The goal of this website is to collect all the best free educational videos made for children that explain every topic taught in schools including math, in every major language on Earth – and make them available on one website, usefully categorized according to subject and education level.

When you get to the site you’ll see two sections. The “Mathematics” section is on the right side of the page (the Directory to the rest of the site is on the left). Under the math section you’ll see some featured math videos, as well as a menu of math subcategories that include: 

  • Mathematics for Young Learners
  • Number Sense
  • Money
  • Measurement
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Geometry
  • Fractions, Decimals, Percentages
  • Ratios and Proportions
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra
  • Algebra II
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus
  • Logic and Set Theory

Click on any subcategory and a new page opens featuring the videos that have been archived to date. The videos are all free for viewing. The videos are moderated by WatchKnow to ensure appropriate content. 

To share videos, you must open an account (free) that also allows you to track your activities and enter contests. As I mentioned, this site also contains lots of useful video lessons on other topics including: 

  • Language Arts
  • Literature
  • Science
  • History
  • Social Studies
  • The Arts
  • Foreign Languages
  • Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics
  • And more!

Math & Logic Puzzles and More

January 2nd, 2017

 

It’s Monday, January 2, 2017, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Puzzles.com

(www.puzzles.com/)

Age Range: 6 and up (Grades 1 and up; children with parental supervision)

 

This website offers all kinds of fascinating, educational, fun and perplexing puzzles that will not only improve logical thinking, a foundation for mathematical ability, but promote happy interactions among friends and family.

When you get to the site you’ll see the weekly features. You can dive right in or explore the menu that includes: 

  • Puzzles To Play – In this “Puzzle Playground” you’ll find an archive of classic and modern hands-on puzzles that use coins, matches, and pencils as well as other manipulatives that you can find around the house. You can even print out some materials to use for free.
  • Puzzle Links – Get links to some of the best puzzles on the web as determined by the staff at Puzzles.com. There are new links featured every 2 weeks for beginners, advanced, and expert puzzle solvers.
  • More: Puzzles in Education – DON’T MISS THIS! Put your cursor over “More” on the menu and a drop down list will appear with “Puzzles in Education”. Click on that and a new page opens. Use the menu to click on “Hands On Puzzles” and find an array of puzzling activities sorted by grades 1-8 along with advice on how to use puzzles in math education. You’ll enjoy the “Family Brainstorms” too.

There is much, much more at this website to explore that provides, as the website claims, “nice-beautiful-amazing-wonderful-clever-fun things which help us learn and teach, relax and work, create and live.” Bookmark the site to return often. 

Tip: Print out instructions and game pieces to some hands-on puzzles for some fun “family game time”!

Free Math Worksheets, Flashcards, and Games

November 7th, 2016

 

It’s Monday, November 7, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Math Fact Cafe

(www.mathfactcafe.com/)

Age Range: 5-10 (Grades K-5, with parental supervision)

 

This is a commercial website that offers free worksheets, flash cards, and games to help students practice math facts and logic skills. They also provide a free worksheet generator so you can create your own math worksheets.

When you get to the website, you’ll see icons for Pre-Made Worksheets by grade or Custom Worksheets that include: 

  • Basic Facts
  • Counting
  • Flashcards
  • Money
  • Multiplication Tables
  • Telling Time
  • Word Problems

There is also a full set of conversion worksheet generators

  • Distance
  • Temperature
  • Time
  • Volume
  • Weight

And a fun and games section: Play “Congeal” or “Maze Craze” or have fun answering “Daily Trivia” questions.

Free KenKen Math Puzzles!

May 2nd, 2016

 

It’s Monday, May 2, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

KenKen Math Puzzles

(www.kenken.com/)

Age Range: 7 and up (Grades 2 and up, approximately; children with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website provides free KenKen math puzzles. What’s a KenKen? It’s a logic puzzle that mixes a Sudoku puzzle and arithmetic. It was invented by a Japanese mathematics instructor, Tetsuya Miyamoto. His goal was to improve his students’ math and logic skills.

As explained at the website:

KenKen is a grid-based numerical puzzle that uses the basic math operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division – while also challenging your logic and problem-solving skills. By altering the size of a KENKEN grid, from 3 x 3 up to 9 x 9, and employing different combinations of the math operations, five different difficulty levels can be generated, and a seemingly endless number of puzzles. In a way, KenKen is like a game of chess: The more you think ahead to your next move and consider all the possible outcomes, the better you’ll get-and the smarter you’ll become!

When you get to the website you’ll see the puzzles of the day. If you’re unfamiliar with KenKen, click on “How To Play” on the menu at the top of the page. You’ll not only read an explanation of how to play, but you can follow a step-by-step tutorial. Then, test your skills with the daily puzzles. 

Bookmark the site to return each day for the daily puzzles, or sign up (as a teacher) to receive the free newsletter and a set of KenKens will be emailed to you weekly.

Note: You can also purchase a Premium Membership, that allows you to use the puzzles ad-free. Details at the website.

Fun Math Games & Printables for Kids

March 28th, 2016

 

It’s Monday, March 28, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Kids Math Games

(www.kidsmathgamesonline.com/)

Age Range: 6-13 (Grades 1-8 approximately, with parental supervision)

 

We stumbled upon this ad-supported website that offers a wide variety of free, online, interactive math games, printable worksheets and quizzes, video tutorials and more! This colorful site is user-friendly and engaging. Most kids will be enticed to try a game or two, or three, or more. 

When you get to the site, you’ll see a brief introduction and the featured math topics that include: 

  • Numbers – Fun challenges related to numbers, patterns, fractions, decimals, etc.
  • Geometry – Learn about shapes, grids, weights, angles, rotation, and more.
  • Facts – Read interesting math facts and trivia.
  • Videos – Watch educational clips that teach addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and more.
  • Printable Worksheets – Includes addition, multiplication, fractions, etc.
  • Pictures – See math photos, images, and diagrams.
  • Printable Quizzes – Test your knowledge of division, decimals, money, basic algebra and more!

You’ll also find logic games, math riddles, board games, and math puzzles. This is a terrific resource that will enhance learning math. Bookmark it, to return often.

Thought-Provoking Math Activities for K-12

January 18th, 2016

 

It’s Monday, January 18, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

NRICH (nrich.maths.org/frontpage)

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

 

This website, sponsored by Cambridge University, seeks to enrich math curriculum for learners of all ages by providing free, engaging, interactive math activities that provoke mathematical thinking. This isn’t about math lessons and worksheets: it’s about exploring math concepts through unusual problems to provide deeper understanding.

When you get to the website you’ll see a brief introduction and a menu that’s divided into two sections:

Student Homes – This area is divided into sections with activities for students in various grade/ability levels: 

  • Lower Primary – Activities that help children understand the concept of sorting, matching, and numbers
  • Upper Primary – Explore shapes, numbers and operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division), time, logic and more.
  • Lower Secondary – Get useful insights for determining area, perimeter, and volume. Experiment with curves, triangles, and geometric reasoning.
  • Upper Secondary – Use area integrals to solve problems, explore ideas in statistics.

Teacher Homes – This area is divided into three sections with teacher information and activities for: 

  • Early Years – Building the foundational understanding to develop math skills.
  • Primary Years – Activities that encourage students to work systematically to solve math problems.
  • Secondary Years – Exploring area, perimeter, shapes, volume, Pi, and Calculus to solve real world problems.

There’s a lot here. Be prepared to click around to find all of the activities and resources that are available.

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