Illustrated & Interactive Math Lessons (CSAW)

December 14th, 2009 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

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!

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