Fun Arithmetic Practice Games

March 5th, 2018

It’s Monday, March 5, 2018, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Turtle Diary – Math

Age Range: 4-10 (Grades PreK-5, with parental supervision)

This colorful site has free, animated, interactive games to help young kids learn and practice basic arithmetic.

When you get to the website, you will see a menu of free math games. You can choose by type, grade or topic. Here is a list of some of the games by grade:

• Preschool: Count Money, Pattern Match, Color by Number
• Kindergarten: Using a Calculator, Skip Counting, Pattern Match
• First Grade: Bingo Multiplication, Battle for Roman Numerals, Time Zone
• Third Grade: Find the Multiples, Tangrams, Calculate Area
• Fourth Grade: Target the Fraction, Reasonable Temperature, What Are Polygons
• Fifth Grade: Divide and Grab, Decimal Detective, Monster Multiplication

And so many more!

Learn French with free videos!

January 6th, 2018

It’s Saturday, January 6, 2017, and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

French in Action

This portion of the larger Annenberg Learner website provides 52 half-hour video lessons that use the immersion method of teaching to increase French fluency and introduce French culture.

The videos present a humorous continuing story of an American student and a Frenchwoman’s adventures in France. Additional native speakers of all ages and backgrounds not only add to the storyline but enhance the learning process.

Each lesson begins with an episode of the continuing story. The next portion of the lesson clarifies and illustrates the dialog of the story with focus on a specific term. Each lesson also provides opportunities to “participate” in the video by repeating lines. A sampling of lesson topics include:

• Planning and Anticipating – greetings, health, surprise, decisiveness, subject pronouns, articles
• Names and Origins – numbers, commands, necessity
• Physical Characteristics – appearance, sports, questions, describing yourself
• Kinship – family relationships and more
• Describing Others – also games, agreement, time, weather
• Encounters – conversations, seasons, reflexive verbs, adjectives
• Occupations – work, buying and spending, days and months of the year
• Education – talking about occupations, manners
• Getting Around – telephone, courtesy
• Food and Drink – food, drink, ordering from a restaurant
• Transportation and Travel – modes of transportation, expressing fear, admiration
• Entertainment – talking about entertainment, expressing restriction, reservation, doubt, enthusiasm
• Getting and Spending – money, buying and selling
• Geography and Tourism – countries and regions, exaggeration, confirmation, insistence
• Getting Away – destination, levels of speech, negative infinitive, imperatives, pronouns

Add this website to your French foreign language studies to increase your students’ proficiency in the language.

Literature-Based Finance Lessons for Kids

November 29th, 2017

It’s Wednesday, November 29, 2017, and time for

Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Wise Pockets

Age Range: 8-11 (Grades 3-6, with parental supervision)

This website, provided by the University of Missouri, is designed to help classroom students in grades 3-6 become more knowledgeable about personal finance including saving, investing, and using credit.

The lessons and activities can be easily adjusted for homeschool students. What is unique here, is that personal finance concepts and lessons are taught through the use of children’s literature. Wise Pockets has selected books with themes that relate to money, and developed lesson plans and activities that extend the learning to help students become better money managers.

There are 13 book titles in all that include:

• The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble With Money by Jan and Stan Berenstain
• The Leaves In October by Karen Ackerman
• Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
• Not for a Billion Gazillion Dollars by Paul Danziger
• Meet Molly, An American Girl by Valerie Tripp
• From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
• and more!

Click on any title and a new page opens with a free, printable, classroom lesson containing objectives, detailed instruction procedure steps, activity sheets, and extension/enrichment recommendations.

Note: Although this website is designed for students ages 8-11, older students and adults may benefit from the information here as well.

Lots of Math Games!

November 13th, 2017

It’s Monday, November 13, 2017, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

MathPup Games

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

Here are over 100 math games to play on tablets, phones and PC’s.

When you get to the site, you can choose math games by grade level or math skill or click on any one of over 100 games with topics covering:

• Absolute Value
• Comparison
• Decimals
• Division
• Fractions
• Integers
• Multiplication
• Money
• Prime Numbers
• Rounding
• Time
• Subtraction
• And many more!

This is an engaging site that teaches, informs, and entertains while it helps students hone their math skills.

K-5 Math Lessons & Worksheets

September 18th, 2017

It’s Monday, September 18, 2017, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

K-5 Learning

Age Range: 5-11 (Grades K-5, with parental supervision)

K5 Learning is a company that sells a math and reading enrichment program. However, they offer a selection of free, engaging math interactives for grades K-5.

Some of the topics covered are:

• Numbers and Operations
• Measurement
• Algebra
• Geometry
• Data Analysis

When you get to the site, just click on any one and a new screen opens where you can try the colorful, multi-media lesson and practice session.

You’ll also notice that the site offers free samples of their reading programs for grades K-5 too that include phonemic awareness, phonics, sight words, reading comprehension, and vocabulary.

But wait, there’s more! This site also offers free, printable math worksheets for grades 1-6 that include:

• Place Value
• Subtraction
• Telling Time
• Counting Money
• Measurement
• Multiplication
• Roman Numerals
• Division
• Fractions
• Decimals
• Factoring
• Exponents
• Proportions
• Percents
• Circles
• Integers

Of course, the idea in offering these free resources is to entice you to take advantage of their free 14-day trial of the program and ultimately, purchase their program. However, no purchase is necessary to try the programs and print out the worksheets.

Math Dude’s Tips

September 11th, 2017

It’s Monday, September 11, 2017, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

The Math Dude

Age Range: 11-18 (Grades 6-12, with parental supervision)

This is an unusual ad-supported website that offers explanations and tips for making learning math easier from Jason Marshall, Ph.D., also known as “The Math Dude.”  Marshall is a research scientist at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) studying the infrared light emitted by starburst galaxies and quasars.

Math Dude’s tips are archived on a big, umbrella website called “Quick and Dirty Tips” with advice from experts in a variety of fields including education, money, work, health, and more.

We only looked at the Math Dude section for this review. Parents, as always, should preview this site and determine suitability of content and supervise all Internet use by children and teens.

When you get to the site you’ll see “The Math Dude’s Most Recent Tips”, followed by “The Math Dude’s Most Popular Tips” and “The Math Dude’s Archive”. You can jump right in by clicking on any tip. A new page opens where you will see the tip or lesson presented in blog format, and you can click on an audio recording to listen as Jason delivers the tip. There are lots of math tips to select from like:

• Learn how to add quickly, convert decimals to fractions, multiply by eleven, determine area and volume, explore Venn diagrams, and more.
• Make a Mobius Strip, learn about the Fibonacci sequence and the Golden Ratio.
• Get a definition and explanation of math terms including irrational and rational numbers, sets and subsets, associative property, distributive property, trigonometry, and more.
• Find out how to amaze your friends with number tricks, calculate how fast your money will grow, estimate how fast someone is running, and send encrypted messages.

Find tips for science, writing and grammar by locating the “Education” tab on the tiny horizontal menu located below the “Quick and Dirty Tips” headline at the top and clicking on it.