Posts Tagged ‘probability’

Challenging Math Puzzles, Games, & Lessons!

March 16th, 2015

 

It’s Monday, March 16, 2015, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

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Cut-The-Knot

 

Age Range: 10 and up (Grades 4-12, children with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website offers a vast array of interactive math puzzles, lessons, and activities geared to those who have mastered basic arithmetic and are studying algebra, geometry, probability, etc.
When you get to the site you will see a brief introduction in the center of the page. Scroll below it to a menu that includes links to activities in the following areas: 
  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Math Games & Puzzles
  • Logic
  • Fractals & Chaos
  • Calculus
  • Geometry
  • Probability
  • Computer Math Magic
  • Visual Illusions
  • And much more!
Click on any one of interest and a new page opens with instructions and interactives.
Students studying middle school math and beyond will have no problem navigating this site and enjoying the activities on their own.

Note: Because the site contains many randomly generated advertising banners and buttons, parents (as always) should preview the site and supervise Internet access.

Fun Arithmetic Practice Games

March 2nd, 2015

 

It’s Monday, March 2, 2015, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

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Turtle Diary – Math

 

Age Range: 5-10 (Grades K-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 that include:
  • Pre-K: Shapes, Numbers, Counting Dots, Counting Objects, Identify Numbers, Number Writing, Comparing Groups, Size, Positions and Directions, Money
  • Kindergarten: Counting, Skip-counting, Tally Marks, Graph, Probability, Sequencing, Time, Addition, Subtraction, Comparing Groups, Fractions, Positions and Directions, Money, Geometry
  • First Grade: Number Pattern, Addition, Subtraction, Time, Sorting, Ordering, Patterns, Data and Graphs, Probability, Word Problems, Measurement, Money, Geometry
  • Second Grade: Number Pattern, Addition, Subtraction, Time, Sorting, Ordering, Patterns, Data and Graphs, Probability, Word Problems, Measurement, Money, Geometry
  • Third Grade: Perimeter, Area, Mean, Median, Mode, Range, Place Values, Whole Numbers, Even-Odd Numbers, Roman Numerals, Probability, Customary Units, Metric Units, Statistics, Geometry, Angles, Lines, Line Segments, Comparing, Estimation & Rounding, Measurement
  • Fourth Grade: Analog Clock Patterns, Classifying Polygons by the Number of Sides, Classifying quadrilaterals, Digital Clock Patterns, Division Matrix
  • Fifth Grade: Classifying Polygons, What Are Polygons, Regular And Irregular Polygons, Classifying Quadrilaterals, Chameleon Probability, Division Matrix, Rounding Decimal, Digital Clock Pattern, Analog Clock Pattern

Pascal’s Triangle & The 12 Days of Christmas!

December 15th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, December 15, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

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DIMACS: 12 Days of Christmas

 

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

 

This website, sponsored by Rutgers University, offers an interesting exploration of Pascal’s Triangle (used in algebra and probability) through the lyrics of the song, The Twelve Days of Christmas. Click here to just listen to the tune and see the printed lyrics of the song.)
When you get to the site, you’ll find the lesson plan and instructions for leading your students through this fun math exercise.

If you like working with triangles, the site offers another interesting lesson plan using The Star of David.

Students can also have fun calculating the cost of purchasing the 12 items mentioned in The Twelve Days of Christmas. Click here for the Lesson Plan.

Holiday Bonus! Watch a video of homeschool moms singing a humorous version of this Christmas carol retitled, The 14 Days of Homeschool.

Challenging Mathematical Puzzles

September 29th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, September 29, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

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Nick’s Mathematical Puzzles

 

Age Range: 11 and up (Grades 5-12, with parental supervision)

 

At this website you’ll find a collection of more than 100 math puzzles that cover algebra, geometry, probability, number theory, trigonometry, calculus, and logic. They have been selected “for the deceptive simplicity of their statement, or the elegance of their solution.” While they will challenge your cleverness, the site founder Nick Hobson (who has a math degree and works in computer software) says, they “usually only require pre-college math.”
When you get to the site you will see an introduction. Above it is a menu bar that currently provides access to 160 puzzles. View the “Index” to see the names of the puzzles archived here. Click on any one, and a new page opens with the puzzle. You’ll see 1-4 stars next to each puzzle title that designates the level of difficulty, with four being the most difficult.
As mentioned at the website, “Explaining how an answer is arrived at is more important than the answer itself. To this end, hints, answers, and fully worked solutions are provided, together with links to related mathematical topics. Further references are provided with many of the solutions. The puzzles are intended to be fun, with an educational element.”

Free Online Math Games for K-8

August 25th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, August 25, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

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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 10, Odd/Even, 100’s Chart, Place Value, Adding, Integers, Number Line, Venn Numbers, Decimals, Factoring, and more.
  • GEOMETRY – Play with Pattern Blocks, Tangrams, GeoBoard, Symmetry, Shapes, Triangles, Angle Measurement, Polyhedra, Cartesian Grid, and more.
  • FRACTIONS – Explore Circle Fractions, Area Fractions, Like Fractions, Compare Fractions, Fractions Percents, Fraction Tiles, 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; use Standard Rule and Metric Rule; learn about liquid measurement, proportion and more.
  • STATISTICS – Make graphs and charts, and learn about the Mean Median.
  • PROBABILITY – Use spinners and dice to understand chance and probability.
  • FUN – Play challenging math games and logic puzzles from an interactive abacus to Hanoi Towers and more.

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

Multimedia Math Glossary for K-6

July 21st, 2014

 

It’s Monday, July 21, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

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Harcourt: Multimedia Math Glossary

 

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

 

This website, developed by Harcourt School Publishers, offers a free, multimedia math glossary. It helps students understand math terms and concepts using colorful animated pictures, drawings, graphs, and simple text.
When you get to the site, use the menu at the top to explore the site by grade level, or simply search for a math term alphabetically. Use the menu on the left side of the screen to further refine your search. Once you find the term you are looking for – click on it – and the term, along with a description and an illustration or animation, appears on the screen. For example:
  • Grade K – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: above, below, add, bar graph, circle, equals, less, minus, same, triangle, under, etc.
  • Grade 1 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: addition sentence, between, centimeter, even numbers, fractions, greater than, hour hand, line of symmetry, minus, etc.
  • Grade 2 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: addend, congruent figures, divide, fact family, gram, perimeter, sphere, sum, etc.
  • Grade 3 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: acute angle, cube, decimal, Celsius, Fahrenheit, equilateral triangle, line segment, liter, numerator, obtuse triangle, etc.
  • Grade 4 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: analog clock, associative property of addition, cardinal number, gallon, kilogram, negative numbers, probability, etc.
  • Grade 5 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: absolute value, commutative property of multiplication, denominator, exponent, hypotenuse, inverse operation, pi, ray, scientific notation, etc.
  • Grade 6 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: algebraic expression, coordinate plane, Fibonacci Sequence, Golden Ratio, Pythagorean Theorem, rhombus, square root, theoretical probability, x-axis, y-coordinate, etc.

This is a great tool to enhance any study of math. It also offers an interesting way to introduce various math terms and concepts without intimidation.

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