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Free Math Lessons, Games, & Workbooks

May 15th, 2017

 

It’s Monday, May 15, 2017, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

NumberNut

(www.numbernut.com/)

Age Range: 5-14 (Grades K-8, with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website offers free lessons, games, and worksheets to learn arithmetic basics as well as some advanced math (for grades K-8) in a non-conventional format.

The relaxed style of presentation sprinkles humor throughout the explanations of math concepts. The use of the latest multi-media technology to illustrate the concepts through interactive games and activities really helps reinforce the learning.

When you get to the site you’ll see an icon menu. Before you explore it, scroll down the page and read the brief introduction designed to help you navigate the site. Then, from the icon menu simply pick a topic to get started, including: 

  • Shapes & Colors
  • Counting Numbers
  • Add Numbers
  • Subtract Numbers
  • Multiply Numbers
  • Divide Numbers
  • Operations/Order
  • Dates & Times
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Percent Values
  • Estimation & Rounding
  • Ratios
  • Money Math
  • Factors
  • Graphs & Grids
  • Squares & Roots
  • Units of Measure
  • Advanced Numbers
  • Scientific Notation
  • Variables

Click on any one and a new page opens with a “lesson” – an explanation and illustration of the concept. In most cases you’ll find an online activity that students can do to reinforce the learning.


And – GET FREE ADDITION & SUBTRACTION WORKBOOKS!  

Below the icon menu, you’ll see the words “Math Workbooks.” Click on it and a new page will open with free “Addition” Workbooks. (Look in the upper right corner of the page to find a link to the “Subtraction” workbooks.) The workbooks are in pdf format so you can save them to your computer and print them out to do offline.

This is a fabulous resource to enhance any study of mathematics! Bookmark it to return often.

Free Math Lessons, Games, & Workbooks!

May 13th, 2013

Hi! It’s Monday, May 13, 2013 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

NumberNut.com

Age Range: 5-14 (Grades K-8, with parental supervision)

This ad-supported website offers free lessons, games, and worksheets to learn arithmetic basics as well as some advanced math (for grades K-8) in a non-conventional format. The relaxed style of presentation sprinkles humor throughout the explanations of math concepts. The use of the latest multi-media technology to illustrate the concepts through interactive games and activities really helps reinforce the learning.

When you get to the site you’ll see an icon menu. Before you explore it, scroll down the page and read the brief introduction designed to help you navigate the site. Then, from the icon menu simply pick a topic to get started, including:

  • Shapes & Colors
  • Counting Numbers
  • Add Numbers
  • Subtract Numbers
  • Multiply Numbers
  • Divide Numbers
  • Operations/Order
  • Dates & Times
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Percent Values
  • Estimation & Rounding
  • Ratios
  • Money Math
  • Factors
  • Graphs & Grids
  • Squares & Roots
  • Units of Measure
  • Advanced Numbers
  • Scientific Notation
  • Variables

Click on any one and a new page opens with a “lesson” – an explanation and illustration of the concept. In most cases you’ll find an online activity that students can do to reinforce the learning.

There is a huge selection of games, quizzes and activities that teach and reinforce math skills. If you’d like to skip the lessons and go right to the activities just click on these items on the menu:

*Play: Basic Activities – Find a complete archive of all of the activities (over 100!) for basic math concepts. Click on any one and a new page opens with complete instructions.

*Play: Advanced Activities – Find an index to over 50 activities for advanced math concepts. Click on any one for complete info and directions.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST – GET FREE ADDITION & SUBTRACTION WORKBOOKS! 

Below the icon menu, you’ll see the words “Math Workbooks.” Click on it and a new page will open with free “Addition” Workbooks. (Look in the upper right corner of the page to find a link to the “Subtraction” workbooks.) The workbooks are in pdf format so you can save them to your computer and print them out to do offline.

This is a fabulous resource to enhance any study of mathematics! Bookmark it to return often.

 

Engaging Math Lessons & Games

January 31st, 2011

Hi!  It’s Monday, January 31, 2011 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
NumberNut

Age Range: 5-14 (Grades K-8 with parental supervision)

This ad-supported website is sponsored by the same folks who created some of our favorite science sites for kids such as Chem4Kids.com, Biology4Kids.com, and Physics4Kids.com. It offers a wide variety of free, engaging games to help kids learn and practice a variety of math strands.

When you get to the website you will see an icon menu. Click on any one and a new page opens that contains an introduction to that math strand and, on most pages, a few recommended activities. 

It may be less confusing and simpler to select activities from the home page that are featured under the following sections:

*BASIC MATH: Shapes & Colors, Numbers & Counting, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division.

*ADVANCED MATH: Number Types, Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, Estimation & Rounding, Ratios, Money, and Factors.

*PRE-ALGEBRA: Graphing, Roots and Exponents, Units, Advanced Numbers, Scientific Notation, and Variables.

You can also use the the “Site Map” link (near the top of page) to instantly see and access the lessons and activities contained in each section. Regardless of how you explore the site, bookmark it to return often.

NOTE: This is an ad-supported website with randomly generated ads that if clicked on, will lead to outside websites that I have NOT reviewed. PARENTS, AS ALWAYS, SHOULD PREVIEW THE SITE AND SUPERVISE USE.

Enjoy!

 

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
http://www.ClickSchooling.com

Illustrated & Interactive Math Lessons (CSAW)

December 14th, 2009

Hi!  It’s Monday, December 14, 2009 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Links Learning
http://www.linkslearning.org

Age Range: 6-14 (About Grades 1-9. The site, which is still in development, intends to provide resources for grades K-12.)

This website is a multi-state project to develop state-of-the-art electronic resources that support educational reform. It offers one of the best resources for free, interactive, illustrated math lessons that I’ve seen.

(Note: The site also archives terrific reading and science resources, but I focused on math for this review.)

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu in the center of the screen that says, “Kids,” “Teachers,” etc.  There is also a menu of “New Features” on the left side of the screen.

To get started, I suggest you click on “Math” under the word “Kids.” A new screen opens with an introduction to the math lessons and activities for grades 1-6 (approximately). Click on the next button to access 6 “Illustrated Lessons” that include:

*Estimation of Length
*Place Value
*Line Symmetry
*Patterns
*Weight and Capacity
*Tangrams

Turn on your speakers, click on any one, and an animated lesson begins. The clarity of the presentation, the logical progression of the information provided, the illustrated examples, and the interactive exercises makes learning these math concepts easy. (You do have to occasionally wait for an animation to fully download, but it’s a minor interruption in the flow of the lesson.)

When you’re through exploring this section, go back to the home page to access “SuperMath” from the menu. You’ll enjoy four, fun, interactive math games about decimals, fractions, and angles.
 
Then, from the home page, use the menu to click on “Math Links” to access “Middle School Math LINKS” that provide a middle school math overview and 16 lessons covering:

*Functions – Learn about patterns, functions, and graphing.

*Geometry – Find out about geometric ration and proportions.

*Data and Statistics – Explore population sampling, estimation, proportional reasoning, data analysis and more.
 
*Algebra/Equations – Have fun with variables and number puzzles, learn to simplify expressions, use pattern blocks and other manipulatives  to develop and solve equations and use algebraic notations.

Every lesson offers a clear, step-by-step progression of information provided in an engaging way that addresses multiple learning styles.

This site earns a ClickSchooling Award (CSAW) for excellence.

Enjoy!

The Physics of Santa Claus and Much More!

December 2nd, 2008

I have several physics websites to share with you today. While most were designed with first year high school physics students in mind, some of the animations and explanations will intrigue elementary and middle school students as well. Preview them to determine suitability for your children.

Recommended Websites:
See Below…

The Physics of Santa Claus

If you clicked on the Holiday Curriculum link
that I posted yesterday,
you may have seen the calculations by the National Association of Scholars
(NAS) that maintains the laws of physics would cause Santa to burn up in the
atmosphere preventing him from making his rounds. Well, at the Physorg.com
website you can read a rebuttal to NAS’ position. Apparently, if Santa uses
an ionic shield and time-travels through 11 dimensions, he can safely make
his annual gift deliveries. :)

If that springboards your students’ interest in physics (and even if it doesn’t) then check out these terrific physics sites discovered by ClickScholar MaryAnna…

Multimedia Physics Studios

This site houses a collection of animations that cover common physics principles with explanations of major physics concepts that were specifically designed for beginning students of physics. The physics concepts include:

  • Newton’s Laws
  • Vectors and Projectiles
  • Momentum and Collisions
  • Work and Energy
  • Special Relativity
  • Static Electricity
  • Waves, Sound and Light

To get a good idea of what this site offers check out The Monkey and Zookeeper animation.

Even young children will enjoy aspects of this animation that MaryAnna summed up as follows: “A zookeeper wants to toss a banana to a monkey who is in a tree. The problem is that the monkey has a habit of dropping out of the tree the instant the banana is tossed. Where should the zookeeper aim the banana so that the monkey will catch it while falling out of the tree? Watch the animation to see what happens when the zookeeper aims the banana at the monkey directly. Now watch again in a zero-gravity environment. How about if the zookeeper throws in slow motion? Fun!”

The animations provide a strong visual reinforcement but are not interactive. For interactive physics animations visit…

Shockwave Physics Studio

This collection of Shockwave activities allows users “to manipulate variables and explore the outcomes of a variety of interactions.” Some topics and titles include:

  • Name That Motion — Learn the language of kinematics
  • Two Stage Rocket — Analyze the motion of a two-stage rocket
  • Projectile Simulator — Alter the launch height, speed, and angle to see the effect on trajectory
  • Beat Patterns — Investigate wave patterns of beats by combining waves of similar frequency
  • Refraction of Light — Investigate the reflection and refraction of light

Then, for those who get bitten by the physics bug, you’ll want to explore…

The Physics Classroom Tutorial

This site provides a free online tutorial written for high school introductory physics students. As the website explains, it covers basic physics topics using informative graphics and an easy-to-understand language. Each unit is broken up into lessons and sub-lessons…and are accompanied by an opportunity to assess one’s understanding of the lesson material.

Now, the tutorial was designed to be combined with the other resources mentioned above (Multimedia Physics Studios and Shockwave Physics Studio, etc.) to provide students of physics with a great opportunity to learn and test their understanding. The three sites work in conjunction to deliver a terrific introduction to the study of physics.

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The Power to Control Air Pollution Is in Your Hands!

February 27th, 2007

Recommended Website:

Smog City

Note on age range: This website is accessible for all ages, but more interesting for older
children and adults.

Since Al Gore’s movie, “An Inconvenient Truth,” about global warming just
won an Oscar for best documentary film, I thought this website was relevant.
Travel to a fictional metropolis where you are in charge of the smog; your
decisions will determine the air quality in this virtual city. These are the
variables affecting the smog level that you can manipulate:

  • Weather Conditions: Temperature, Wind Speed, Cloud Cover, and Inversion
    Layer.
  • Population Level
  • Emissions Levels: How much pollution is coming from cars and trucks, off
    road vehicles, industry, and consumer products.

After setting all of the variables, you can click “start” to run the
simulation for one day and see whether the air remains healthy. Will you
create a citywide smog crisis or will you find and control the ozone-forming
emission sources and help the citizens breathe clean air?

Out of ideas to try? Check out the “What You’ll Learn” section for four
suggested simulations you can run. After those, you can probably think of
several more!

Be sure to visit the other pages on this site, where you can learn more
about the ozone, the air quality index, and some ways to contribute towards
cleaner air. And in “Smog City Science” you can get some idea of the very
complicated science behind the making of this simulation.

Can’t get enough? Click “Download” and this simulation will immediately
begin downloading onto your computer so that you can play it any time
without being connected to the internet.

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