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Math with Phi: The Golden Number

June 19th, 2017

 

It’s Monday, June 19, 2017, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Phi: The Golden Number

(www.goldennumber.net/math/)

Age Range: 9-18 (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision)

 

This website is devoted to the exploration of Phi, an irrational number like Pi that is the ratio of the line segments that result when a line is divided in a special way. You’ll find many demonstrations of Phi along with its history from ancient Greece and Egypt, to the Renaissance, to modern day with its appearance in quasi-crystals — a form of matter discovered in the 1980’s.

Use the menu to see Phi demonstrated in many different areas including: 

  • Design/Art – Phi is in Art, Architecture, Color, Music, Poetry, Marketing, and even Credit Cards.
  • Life – Explore Phi in Human Anatomy, Animals, Plants, DNA, and Population Growth.
  • Mathematics – Including Means, Fibonacci Patterns, Pascal’s Triangle, and more.
  • Geometry – Look for Phi in Bucky Balls, Circles, Triangles, Orthogons, Quasi-crystals, Spirals, and more.
  • Markets/Gaming – See how Phi and Fibonacci numbers are used to predict stock market moves.
  • Cosmos – Phi appears in the Solar System, Universe, Quantum Matter, Quantum Time, etc.
  • Theology – See a demonstration of Phi in the Bible.

This is an ad-supported website that provides a fascinating demonstration of mathematics (and particularly Phi) in all aspects of life. It is beautifully illustrated and clearly written.

Free Money Lessons for Kids

September 14th, 2015

 

It’s Monday, September 14, 2015, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Centsables (http://www.centsables.com/)

Age Range: 6-11 (Grades 1-6, with parental supervision)

 

This website offers free information for kids featuring animated superheroes who teach sound fiscal responsibility through their adventures.

Your kids can raise their financial I.Q. as they learn: 

  • Where money comes from
  • How to operate an ATM, write a check, and create a budget
  • How to save and invest money
  • How to wisely spend and share money

When you get to the site, click on menu items at the top of the page to access the different sections that include: 

  • Bios – Click on any one of the six animated character’s to read their bios and learn their “superpowers” such as controlling liquid assets. Then, read the bios of villains such as “Credit-Tor” who lures you into accepting tempting credit card offers.
  • Lessons – You’ll find 4 lesson topics that provide basic info on money, how to earn money, how to save and invest money, and information on the stock market. Click on any one, and a new site opens with the complete lesson.
  • Comics – Read fun stories starring the financial superheroes that reinforce your financial education.
  • Activities – Access arcade-type games as well as coloring sheets, crossword puzzles, word searches, and Sudoku puzzles that extend the learning.

In addition, you’ll find a glossary of terms used in the lessons and stories at this site. There’s good content here that’s presented in an engaging way for the target age-range.

Free Money Lessons for Ages 6-11!

August 12th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Monday, August 12, 2013 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

The Centsables

Age Range: 6-11 (approximately, with parental supervision)

This website offers free information for kids featuring animated super-heroes who teach sound fiscal responsibility through their adventures. Your kids can raise their financial I.Q. as they learn:

  • Where money comes from
  • How to operate an ATM, write a check, and create a budget
  • How to save and invest money
  • How to wisely spend and share money

When you get to the site, click on menu items at the top of the page to access the different sections that include:

*Bios – Cick on any one of the six animated character’s to read their bios and learn their “super powers” such as controlling liquid assets.  Then, read the bios of villains such as “Credit-Tor” who lures you into accepting tempting credit card offers. 

*Lessons – You’ll find 4 lesson topics that provide basic info on money, how to earn money, how to save and invest money, and information on the stock market. Click on any one, and a new site opens with the complete lesson.

*Comics – Read fun stories starring the financial super heroes that reinforce your financial education.

*Activities – Access arcade-type games as well as coloring sheets, crossword puzzles, word searches, and Sudoku puzzles that extend the learning.

In addition, you’ll find a glossary of terms used in the lessons and stories at this site.

There’s good content here that’s presented in an engaging way for the target age-range.

 

The Golden Number – Phi

June 13th, 2011

Hi!  It’s Monday, June 13, 2011 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:Phi: The Golden Number

Age Range: 9 and up (with parental guidance)

This website is devoted to the exploration of Phi — an irrational number like Pi — that is the ratio of the line segments that result when a line is divided in a special way. You’ll find many demonstrations of Phi along with its history from ancient Greece and Egypt, to the Renaissance, to modern day with its appearance in quasi-crystals — a form of matter discovered in the 1980s.

When you get to the website click on the words “START HERE”  (near the top of the page under the “welcome” message) to get a basic introduction to the number and where it appears.

Then, return to the “Home” page and use the menu to see Phi demonstrated in all of these areas:

  • Mathematics – Including Means, Fibonacci Patterns, Pascal’s Triangle, and more.
  • Geometry – Look for Phi in Bucky Balls, Circles, Triangles, Orthogons, Quasi-crystals, Spirals, and more.
  • Life — Explore Phi in Human Anatomy, Animals, Plants, DNA, and Population Growth.
  • Design/Composition – Phi is in Art, Architecture, Color, Music, Poetry, Marketing, and even Credit Cards.
  • Stock Markets – See how Phi and Fibonacci numbers are used to predict stock market moves.
  • Cosmology – Phi appears in the Solar System, Universe, Quantum Matter, Quantum Time, etc.
  • Theology – See a demonstration of Phi in the Bible. Note: The creator of this website calls himself “The Phi Guy,” and in addition to mentioning his credentials, credits his Christian faith for this website’s inspiration. He allows that everyone must ponder the natural physical laws of the universe and determine for themselves if it is part of a divine plan.

This is an ad-supported website that provides a fascinating demonstration of mathematics (and particularly Phi) in all aspects of life. It is beautifully illustrated and clearly written.

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