# Free Animated Math Lessons

June 17th, 2019

It’s Monday, June 17, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

e-Learning for Kids

Age Range: 5-12 (Grades K-6, with parental supervision)

This website is from a global, nonprofit foundation dedicated to fun and free learning on the internet for children ages 5 – 12.

There are hundreds of Math e-Lessons on this learning portal. The lessons are intended as supplemental material: designed to support a full curriculum and provide additional practice.

When you get to the website, you can select the lessons by grade level. You can also choose to have the lessons displayed by popularity. You’ll find choices like these:

• K: Length and Mass
• K: 2D Shapes
• K: Measurement
• K: Time
• K: Money
• 1: Numbers to 20
• 1: Time & Area
• 1: 3D Objects
• 1: Addition & Time
• 1: Fractions & Money
• 2: Mass
• 2: Time & Temperature
• 2: Measurement
• 2: Chance & Data
• 2: 3D Space
• 3: Numbers to 999
• 3: Counting Forwards & Backwards
• 3: Counting in 4’s
• 3: Graphs
• 3: Addition of Money
• 4: Fractions & Decimals
• 4: Pattern & Function
• 4: Four-Digit Numbers
• 4: Capacity
• 4: Calculations
• 5: Prisms & Pyramids
• 5: Whole Number
• 5: Volume & Capacity
• 5: Bar Graph & Data
• 5: Perimeter
• 6: Prisms & Pyramids
• 6: Mixed Problem Solving
• 6: Angles
• 6: Factors & Multiples
• 6: Number Sense

The lessons are presented through an animated interactive video. And there is also a Teacher Guide in each lesson – look for the little person icon in the upper right of the ‘video’.

Once you have explored the Math World portal, check out the rest of the website because these people provide lessons for children ages 5-12 in Science, Environmental Skills, Computer Skills, Health, Language Arts, and Life Skills. Bookmark this site and come often!

# Learning Spanish for Kids

June 15th, 2019

It’s Saturday, June 15, 2019, and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Spanish for Kids and Beginners

Age Range: 6-10 (Grades 1-4, with parental supervision)

This ad-supported website provides interactive exercises that teach young children Spanish vocabulary from basic to intermediate level. As you do the activities you can listen to the correct pronunciation of the words by a native Spanish speaker.

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu by level from 1-3. Click on any lesson you want to learn including:

• Basics
• Calendar
• Family
• Home
• Animals
• Counting
• Time
• Verbs
• And more!

To complement and reinforce the vocabulary you will also find a selection of free PDF downloads.

This is not a comprehensive language course. It’s a simple way to introduce learning the Spanish language, or to practice skills that you’ve already acquired. Parents that don’t speak Spanish can learn right alongside their children.

NOTE: “Spanish for Kids” is part of a larger website. We did NOT review other parts of the site. The kids’ section requires adult assistance to navigate. The site has random ads and Google advertisements that if clicked on, will lead to outside websites so PARENTS, AS ALWAYS, SHOULD PREVIEW THE SITE AND SUPERVISE USE.

# Fraction Tutorials, Interactives, & Worksheets

June 10th, 2019

It’s Monday, June 10, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Visual Fractions

Age Range: 9-14 (Grades 4-9 approximately, with parental supervision)

This website provides free visual pictures, images, graphs, and animations of fractions and operations with fractions, to make them easier to understand and fun to practice.

Through the use of interactive exercises and visual aids (like number lines and circle graphs), students can learn how to:

• Identify fractions
• Rename fractions
• Compare fractions
• Add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions

The concepts are demonstrated through the visual images and explained in text format. Then, the student can practice their understanding with an interactive drill session.

Click on any topic from the menu in the middle of the home page and a new page opens with instructions for how to use the animations, graphs, and number lines to learn the fraction concept. In most instances you are shown a visual image and asked to type in the corresponding fraction.

Back on the main page, under “Special Features” you can access the “Fractions Games Page” to enhance learning. Don’t miss the free, printable “Fractions Worksheets” that really demonstrate operations with fractions in an engaging way.

Parents may want to read the “About” page for tips on how to use the site effectively.

This is a really simple and easy to use resource that will improve students’ skills in understanding fractions and their operations.

# Puzzled Logic for Young Thinkers!

June 3rd, 2019

It’s Monday, June 3, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

AIMS Puzzle Corner

Age Range: 6-18 (Grades 1-12, and non-readers will need assistance).

AIMS Education Foundation (Activities Integrating Math and Science) offers hundreds of free math puzzles and activity pages designed to give students a fun way to develop divergent thinking, practice math skills, learn persistence, and be creative.)

Designed for classroom use, these puzzles can be used at home as well – and are intended for use OFFLINE. The puzzles “have not been assigned a grade level because the ability to do a puzzle varies more by individual than by grade.” When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of puzzle categories. Choose from the menu on the left side bar:

• Arrangement Puzzles – Move manipulatives or rearrange items according to specific rules.
• Dissection Puzzles – Assemble geometric shapes to form larger figures, or break them into smaller figures.
• Divergent Thinking Puzzles – Think in ways that defy typical assumptions.
• Logic Puzzles – Make sense of paradoxes, move items safely across divides, or complete challenges according to specific rules.
• Miscellaneous Puzzles – Paradoxes, games, magic cards, and more.
• Number Puzzles – Arrange numbers according to specific rules, look for patterns, or manipulate them to get different solutions.
• Toothpick Puzzles – Move, rearrange, and/or remove toothpicks to reach desired outcomes.
• Topological Puzzles – Explore geometric properties not affected by changes in size and shape.
• Visual Puzzles – Explain why optical illusions and visual paradoxes work.

Click on a category and a new page opens listing the puzzles and at the very bottom of the puzzle you can click the arrow to view the solution.

# Creative Writing Worksheets & Much More!

May 29th, 2019

It’s Wednesday, May 29, 2019, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

TLSBooks.com: Free Worksheets

Age Range: 4-11 (Grades Pre-K-6, with parental supervision)

This ad-supported website offers a wide array of free, printable Language Arts worksheets that provide creative writing prompts and activities for students from preschool through sixth grade.

When you get to the site, just scroll down the page to see the creative writing worksheets that include:

• Themed Acrostic Poems – Use these worksheet outlines to write poetry about the seasons and months of the year.
• Quotation Worksheets – Read a quote by a famous person from literature or history (i.e., Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles Dickens, Helen Keller, Abigail Adams, Ben Franklin, etc.), and write about what it means to you.
• Miscellaneous Creative Writing Worksheets – Write a story to go with a picture, and use worksheets with writing prompts. You can also print out stationery and thank you notes to use at will.

Be sure to use the menu in the left margin to access free Language Arts worksheets that help students learn and practice:

• The Alphabet
• Handwriting
• Nursery Rhymes
• Spelling

And do Word Search puzzles that teach prepositions, vowel sounds, literary terms, and more. A big plus to this site is that it also offers free worksheets for all of the following subjects:

• Foreign Language
• Geography
• History
• Math
• Music
• Science
• And more!

Bookmark this one – you’ll want to return often.

# Free Interactive Math Games

May 13th, 2019

It’s Monday, May 13, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

HoodaMath

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

HoodaMath.com is an ad-supported website that offers over 1,000 math games to learn and practice basic math skills for kindergarten through high school.

When you get to the site, you can choose one of the featured games or you can scroll down to see:

• Math Games by Grade
• Math Games by Subject – Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Integers, Algebra

Notice that the games can be sorted by game style as well – such as games that require the player to escape, shop, grow, etc.

You’ll also find links to some animated math “movies” and math tutorials that provide instruction in Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions, Ratio and Proportion, Percent, Integers, Order of Operations, Algebra, and Geometry designed for grades 3-8. The videos are meant to be entertaining, but may seem silly to more mature kids.

To find the movies and tutorials, along with math tests and math manipulatives, scroll to the menu at the bottom of the home page.

IMPORTANT: Every game is free to play but is accompanied by a randomly generated advertisement. As always, parents should preview the website and supervise all Internet access.