Posts Tagged ‘symmetry’

An Egg Curriculum!

April 19th, 2014


It’s Saturday, April 19, 2014, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!


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Various, see below.


Age Range: All (with parental supervision)


Here’s an “Egg Curriculum” that your family can enjoy throughout the Easter and Spring break! It includes websites about eggs that we’ve featured in the past that cover Art, Math, Language Arts, and Science – including a site where you can watch a virtual chicken egg hatch!
Have fun learning by visiting these egg-ceptional sites!
You won’t believe the variety of egg decorating ideas and instructions here! In addition to basic egg decorating tips, you’ll find instructions on how to naturally dye eggs, how to use pasta, beans and other kitchen materials to decorate eggs, how to use rubber bands, homemade stencils, leaves, braid, rickrack, buttons and more! You’ll also find answers to every question you’ve ever had about preserving and storing decorated eggs. When you’re through there, use the menu on the left and click on these items:
  • Sabrina Soto’s Decorating Tips – More egg decorating ideas
  • Fun and Easy Egg Crafts– make non-edible “Tie Dyed” eggs, eggshell planters and more
  • Basic Egg Facts – Discover the history and process of egg production
  • Holiday & Special Occasions – Learn about National Egg Month, Family Breakfast Week and World Egg Day
  • Trivia – All kinds of interesting egg facts
Looking for egg-cellent lesson plans? Then don’t miss these pages:

An Egg’s Journey From the Farm to Your Table


The Incredible, Edible Egg


For students in Pre-K through high school and beyond, this site offers all kinds downloadable PDF lesson plans.








The egg has interesting mathematical properties that are explored at this site designed for students in junior high and up. Explore the symmetry of eggs, dividing eggs equally, spherical geometry, and embryo calculus to determine how many cells are in a chick, and more. When you get to the site just click on the module that interests you on the menu, and a new page opens with lesson plans and activities.


EGG SCIENCE – All of the following sites will enhance your science curriculum!


Spinning Hard-Boiled Egg Water Sprinkler


Science Frontiers website explains how to make hard boiled eggs act like water sprinklers – has something to do with gravity and centrifugal force.


Make Soft-Shelled Eggs


This eggs-citing experiment uses a little vinegar and a hard-boiled egg to get some amazing results!


Egg-cellent Adventures


Three more interesting experiments using eggs. 

  • A Very Big Cell – biochemistry of the egg shell
  • Diffusion and osmosis in animal cells
  • Flying Pizza Pan Egg Drop

4-H Virtual Farm: Virtual Hatch Project!


4-H offers the opportunity to learn about embryology by watching virtual embryonic development and incubation of a chicken egg. When you are through learning all about the embryology of chicken eggs, you can see a virtual chicken egg hatch by going to: Watch a Chick Hatch. Wait a few minutes for the program to load and then follow the directions to watch the chicken emerge from the egg. Very eggs-citing!






Not all of the following online children’s stories are about eggs, but rather, the legendary egg delivery guy – the bunny. The best of the bunch is the last story.


The Adventurous Bunny & Easter Island


The Tale of Peter Rabbit By Beatrix Potter


Happy Spring and Happy Easter!

MathCats – Spring Activities

March 31st, 2014


It’s Monday, March 31, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!


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MathCats: Spring Activities


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


Spring has sprung! At this website you’ll find free, fun, Spring-themed math activities that include outdoor estimation activities, graphing weather changes, and calculating the height of trees.


Once you’ve had fun with the spring math activities check out the rest of this wonderful math website for elementary grade kids by visiting the Home Page where you can access math activities that include: 

  • Discover EXACTLY How Old You Are – in hours, minutes, and seconds.
  • Try to Balance Objects – ranging from electrons to galaxies!
  • Play 12 Math Games online!
  • Polygon Playground – explore symmetry and tessellations!
  • Math Crafts – make string art, polyhedra, hexagrams and more! 

There’s much more here that makes learning math fun!

Valentine Math

February 10th, 2014


It’s Monday, February 10, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!


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Googol Learning: Valentine Math


Age Range: 6-14 (grades 1-9, approximately, with parental supervision).


At this website, you’ll find all kinds of free valentine-themed math activities that explore concepts from symmetry to Fibonacci and beyond for students of all ages. When you get to the site indulge in the sweet math menu that invites you to:


  • Explore measurements and temperature by making your own chocolate candy.
  • Graph your favorite chocolate bars and experiment with fractions as you divide them among your friends.
  • Use Sweetheart candies for counting, sorting, grouping, and estimation exercises.
  • Figure out the area and perimeter of a circle and square using common cinnamon heart candies.
  • Explore a variety of candy math lessons for grades 1-9.
  • Plot latitude and longitude in a game of Valentine Candy Battleship.
  • Make a symmetrical heart and calculate its perimeter.
  • Get a free printable set of multiplication flash cards for the times tables 2-13.
  • Discover your own heart’s resting rate and find out how much blood it pumps.
  • Use a formula (or algorithm) to calculate the number of hugs you’ll receive in February.
  • Solve some Valentine’s Day math word problems.


Then, explore the archive of links to even more Valentine’s Day math lessons, problems, quizzes, crafts, games, and more!

Don’t miss the rest of the fantastic website. You won’t believe the free math resources this site has in store for you!  

Free Math Activities with Eggs!

March 25th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Monday, March 25, 2013 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Spring Festivals are here! Eggs are everywhere in omelets to Easter baskets! Here are some fun ways to use eggs to learn math…

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Age Range: Varies (with parental supervision)


The egg’s interesting mathematical properties are explored at this site that seems to be designed for students in junior high and up. Explore the symmetry of eggs, dividing eggs equally, spherical geometry, and embryo calculus to determine how many cells are in a chick and more. When you get to the site just click on the module that interests you on the menu, and a new page opens with lesson plans and activities.

Egg Math Worksheet

Print out this worksheet with elementary grades, egg-themed math word problems. Easter Egg Math
This website offers an Easter-egg-themed math lesson for Kindergartners in a classroom. It can easily be adjusted for use in a homeschool or as a family activity

Egg Carton Math

Recycle your egg cartons into a fun math game that kids of all ages will enjoy!

Egg Math Brain Teaser

Are you an egghead? Kids (grade 3 and up) will have to use their eggs to figure out the answer to this reverse cryptogram.

Free K-12 Math Videos & Games!

March 11th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Monday, March 11, 2013 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

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Math Pickle

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

This is one of the most innovative math sites I’ve seen. A Canadian mathematician/teacher developed this site to help classroom teachers address the multiple math skill levels of students through challenging and engaging activities and games that are demonstrated on videos. All of it can be tweaked for use in the homeschool environment.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a menu and some of the featured videos. The videos are designed for teachers to view in preparation for teaching a classroom lesson. Look for the Grade Range Menu and click on the grade levels of interest to you that include:

*K-2 – Enjoy math activities based on literature, games that teach patterns, matching games, skip counting, addition, symmetry, Fibonnaci numbers, and more.

*3-4 – Play dot-to-dot measuring puzzles, learn subtraction, discover graphs, find out about area and perimeter in the most weird and wonderful ways.

*5-6 – Practice division, do some problem solving, learn origami, discover prime numbers, practice factoring, and more.

*7-9 – Enjoy a game of “Integral Fission,” practice subtracting fractions, engage in cipher breaking, strategize, practice squaring and cubing, do puzzles to learn about bases, exponents and polygons, memorize the formula for the area of a cone, find out what Archimedes knows about the area and volume of a sphere.

*10-12 – Play games and solve puzzles that teach algebra, scientific notation, Pythagoras’ theorem, physics, trigonometry, and learn a little calculus through song.

Click on any topic and a new page opens where you can watch a demonstration video. Many of the activities also come with free downloadable worksheets and solutions as well.

You will also find curricula and puzzle books for sale on this site, but you don’t have to purchase a thing to access the incredible range of free math activity videos. Bookmark this site to return often.

Mac & Cheese Math & More!

August 6th, 2012

Hi! It’s Monday, August 6, 2012 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Math Mastery: Family Fun

Age Range: 8-13 (In two sections for Grades 3-5 and 6-8, with parental supervision)

This commercial website sells a math program, but it also offers a terrific archive of FREE math activities and games for families to enjoy together.

When you get to the site, you’ll see the “Mac and Cheese” math activity that teaches measurement, estimation, percentages, decimals, and more. This is just one of MANY free activities for grades 6-8 – and there are just as many for grades 3-5. To access them all, use the menu on the left side of your screen.

Place your cursor over “Family Math Activities” on the menu and a pop-up menu will appear for “Grades 3-5” and “Grades 6-8.” Place your cursor over either grade range and you’ll see a drop-down menu of math topics that include:

  • Numbers & Operators – Play games like Learning with Dice, License Plate Math, Coin Math, and more.
  • Algebra – Play a game of “Salute,” then learn to recognize number patterns.
  • Geometry – Explore geometry with chopsticks, discover symmetry, and play “Moon Math.”
  • Measurement – Do Cookie Math, Mac and Cheese Math, go on a Scavenger Hunt.
  • Data Analysis & Probability – Flip coins, chart your spending, size up a pumpkin.
  • Problem Solving – Do mental math and holiday math.

The last three sections, “Communication,” “Connections,” and “Representations” are sort of jumbled up in what appears to be a technical glitch on the website. However, if you click on “Representations” for either grade level, you’ll find a selection of activities that include: Election Time Math, Expiration Date Math, and you can do an experiment to control aphids with Ladybugs and Soapy Water.   There is a great deal of crossover activities for both grade levels.    

When you’re through with the Family Math Activities use the menu to find:

*Daily Brains Library – This is a vast archive of not only math activities, but informative word problems themed around history, geography, language arts, science and health!

*Parenting Tips – Get strategies for improving learning success.

This is a great resource to supplement learning math, science, and more.