Ocean-Themed Math for K-12

May 23rd, 2022

It’s Monday, May 23, 2022, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management: Tidepool Math

This website has FREE math lessons and activities that are themed around ocean tidepools.

When you get to the website you can choose between a Tidepool Math Curriculum for Grades K-8 or High School.

• K-8 – This curriculum provides lessons and exercises to help students become familiar with tidepool habitats. Students use math skills such as counting, estimation, and determining the mean, to learn how the intertidal environment constantly changes both physically and biologically.

• High School – This curriculum is divided into three parts with lessons and exercises that use science and math to provide the student with increased awareness of the diversity of animals and plants in intertidal habitats. It helps students understand the differences between random, systematic and targeted sampling approaches as well as comparing estimates, counts, and means. Through the activities, students gain an understanding of how to use simple statistical concepts and tools to analyze and study environmental data.

Both of the curriculums are offered through downloadable PDFs. The exercises refer to photos of tidepools and marine animals and plants that are provided for free on the website as well.

You can also download and print out colorful flashcards of marine animals and plants. Each card has a terrific illustration on the front, with scientific information and cool facts on the back – similar to what you’d find in a field guide.

While this curriculum is interesting and engaging all on its own – a trip to the beach or an aquarium with a tidepool exhibit would be a great way to enhance the learning.

Interactive Pre-Algebra & Algebra Tutorials

May 16th, 2022

It’s Monday, May 16, 2022, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Visual Math Learning

This archived website provides free, interactive tutorials with diagrams, illustrations, animations and practice games and exercises for learning pre-algebra and algebra level mathematics.

When you get to the site you’ll see that the lessons are divided into two sections:

I. Pre-Algebra: Numbers and Arithmetic

• Natural Numbers
• Counting
• Number Bases
• Subtraction
• Integers
• Multiplication
• Factors
• Division
• Fractions
• Fraction Arithmetic
• Inverses
• Equivalence
• Common Denominators
• Decimals

II. Elementary Algebra

• Basics of Sets
• Relations
• Functions
• Equations
• Substitution

Click on any lesson and enjoy a tutorial that includes narration, illustrations, interactive diagrams, and visual manipulatives to encourage active learning.

On the menu, you’ll also find a section titled “links” which will provide you with a list of other math resources.

Master a 140+ Year Old Math Text!

March 21st, 2022

DonPotter.net

This very plain website houses a most unusual math resource. It has a downloadable arithmetic book from 1878! Even if you have a fabulous math program already, it is fun to look at and see what kids learned from over 140 years ago.

When you get to the site you will see a brief introduction explaining that the book, “First Lessons In Arithmetic,” was published in 1878 and handed down from one generation to the next by the Potter family. Don Potter decided to put the antiquated volume on the net because, “This math book will provide home school parents… an incomparable tool from the past to help their students master the fundamentals of arithmetic.”

• Multiplication
• Division
• Fractions
• Notation and Numeration
• Long Multiplication
• Long Division
• Money, etc.

Click on any chapter, and a .pdf file opens with problems and instructions, accompanied by illustrations sure to create nostalgia for a bygone era. In addition to the free textbook, Mr. Potter offers a few other links to math resources on this site as well.

Pancakes + Math = Fun!

March 1st, 2022

Aunt Jemima and more: Elementary Grades Pancake Math

Today is Shrove Tuesday – the day that precedes the start of the 40 days of Lent. It is Pancake Day throughout the world! This website offers pancake-themed math for the elementary grades.

At this archived Aunt Jemima website you can find out how to use information on a pancake mix box to teach your kids about multiplication, addition, measurement, and every other principle of math all while they’re enjoying a pancake breakfast.

And for the younger set: A Pancake Curriculum!

Find all kinds of pancake-themed activities and lessons that teach while they entertain!

Also try: Pancake Recipe Math

Practice counting, measuring, estimating, charting, averaging and more all while baking some delicious pancakes for Grandma!

And for the upper elementary grades and beyond, visit ths site:

Pancake Sorting

This pancake sorting problem asks how many “prefix reversals” are sufficient to sort an arbitrary stack of pancakes.

Online Math Lesson for Elementary & Up!

February 28th, 2022

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
• Subtract Numbers
• Multiply Numbers
• Divide Numbers
• Operations Order
• Dates & Times
• And many more

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.

Tutorials & Resources for Math Class

October 4th, 2021

ThoughtCo. – Math Tutorials

This ad-supported site has math tutorials, worksheets, and resources for all sorts of math topics for all grades.

When you get to the site, you can scroll through the many articles listed or you can choose a topic from the left side bar. The math tutorials include:

• Geometry
• Arithmetic
• Pre Algebra & Algebra
• Statistics
• Exponential Decay
• Functions
• All the articles are written by experts in their field.

Be sure to check out the Worksheets by Grade and the Resources: some of the articles include Top 5 Apps for Algebra, 7 Steps to Math Success and Great Books for Teaching Counting and Number Recognition. Bookmark this page and refer back to it when you need to get your math questions answered!