Free “File Folder” Math Games

August 12th, 2019

It’s Monday, August 12, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

File Folder Fun

Age Range: 4-8 (Grades PreK-3, with parental supervision)

This site offers free, printable file folder games and activities that help young children practice basic skills in beginning math.

When you get to the site, scroll down to the grade you are interested in and click on the link for the math related activities. Or to make it easier, we have listed the links below:

Read the explanation and/or instructions, then download the game/activity you are interested in. There are also skill building links and supplementary resources.

The activities at this site are for younger children, but older children may enjoy preparing them for their siblings.

(While there are a variety of free file folder activities at this commercial site, there are many more available for sale.)

When you are through exploring the math activities, check out the Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies activities. There is so much at this site, so bookmark it to return often!

Math at Play Kids Games

July 29th, 2019

It’s Monday, July 29, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

PlayKidsGames.com – Math Games

Age Range: 4-12 (Grades PreK-8, with parental supervision)

At this website, you’ll find a variety of fun, interactive games designed to help kids learn and practice their math skills.

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of games that include:

• Space Shuttle Launch: You chose whether to work on addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, or a random assortment of them all. You also get to choose your level: Easy, Medium, or Hard. Every time you answer a math question correctly, you get to watch your rocket ship launch successfully and reach the moon.
• Save the Math Apples: Answer the math questions correctly and the monkey can get the apples safely across the river. One misstep, though, and the hungry crocodile gets a snack!
• Seahorse Counting: Count the seahorses and click on the correct corresponding number. Great for young children learning to recognize their numbers.
• Robot Calculator: Type in the correct answers to the math questions that appear on the calculator screen to make your robot very happy.
• Math Pinball: Shoot the ball and hit it with the paddles; watch it bounce all around inside the pinball machine. Each time the pinball successfully ricochets off of the components of a math question, you need to answer it correctly before you can continue the game. Complete with sound effects.
• Calculator Quizzer: The questions appear vertically (in the Robot Calculator they appear horizontally).

But that’s not all! There are other subjects also available at this site. Just click on the button of your choice at the top including:

• Alphabet
• Memory
• Vocabulary
• Geography
• Arts

And more!

NOTE: You’ll need Flash and/or Java installed to play the games.

Free Animated Math Lessons

June 17th, 2019

It’s Monday, June 17, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

e-Learning for Kids

Age Range: 5-12 (Grades K-6, with parental supervision)

This website is from a global, nonprofit foundation dedicated to fun and free learning on the internet for children ages 5 – 12.

There are hundreds of Math e-Lessons on this learning portal. The lessons are intended as supplemental material: designed to support a full curriculum and provide additional practice.

When you get to the website, you can select the lessons by grade level. You can also choose to have the lessons displayed by popularity. You’ll find choices like these:

• K: Length and Mass
• K: 2D Shapes
• K: Measurement
• K: Time
• K: Money
• 1: Numbers to 20
• 1: Time & Area
• 1: 3D Objects
• 1: Addition & Time
• 1: Fractions & Money
• 2: Mass
• 2: Time & Temperature
• 2: Measurement
• 2: Chance & Data
• 2: 3D Space
• 3: Numbers to 999
• 3: Counting Forwards & Backwards
• 3: Counting in 4’s
• 3: Graphs
• 3: Addition of Money
• 4: Fractions & Decimals
• 4: Pattern & Function
• 4: Four-Digit Numbers
• 4: Capacity
• 4: Calculations
• 5: Prisms & Pyramids
• 5: Whole Number
• 5: Volume & Capacity
• 5: Bar Graph & Data
• 5: Perimeter
• 6: Prisms & Pyramids
• 6: Mixed Problem Solving
• 6: Angles
• 6: Factors & Multiples
• 6: Number Sense

The lessons are presented through an animated interactive video. And there is also a Teacher Guide in each lesson – look for the little person icon in the upper right of the ‘video’.

Once you have explored the Math World portal, check out the rest of the website because these people provide lessons for children ages 5-12 in Science, Environmental Skills, Computer Skills, Health, Language Arts, and Life Skills. Bookmark this site and come often!

Learning Spanish for Kids

June 15th, 2019

It’s Saturday, June 15, 2019, and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Spanish for Kids and Beginners

Age Range: 6-10 (Grades 1-4, with parental supervision)

This ad-supported website provides interactive exercises that teach young children Spanish vocabulary from basic to intermediate level. As you do the activities you can listen to the correct pronunciation of the words by a native Spanish speaker.

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu by level from 1-3. Click on any lesson you want to learn including:

• Basics
• Calendar
• Family
• Home
• Animals
• Counting
• Time
• Verbs
• And more!

To complement and reinforce the vocabulary you will also find a selection of free PDF downloads.

This is not a comprehensive language course. It’s a simple way to introduce learning the Spanish language, or to practice skills that you’ve already acquired. Parents that don’t speak Spanish can learn right alongside their children.

NOTE: “Spanish for Kids” is part of a larger website. We did NOT review other parts of the site. The kids’ section requires adult assistance to navigate. The site has random ads and Google advertisements that if clicked on, will lead to outside websites so PARENTS, AS ALWAYS, SHOULD PREVIEW THE SITE AND SUPERVISE USE.

Free Classical Math Curriculum from 1878

May 20th, 2019

It’s Monday, May 20, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

DonPotter.net

Age Range: 6-14 (Grades 1-8, with parental supervision)

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… a incomparable tool from the past to help their students master the fundamentals of arithmetic.”

Chapters on the menu include:

• Counting & Addition
• Addition & Subtraction
• 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.

Free Bee Identification Cards

April 30th, 2019

It’s Tuesday, April 30, 2019, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

The Great Sunflower Project

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

This website, sponsored by San Francisco State University, wants you to become part of their scientific research team by growing sunflowers, observing and counting the bees that visit them, and reporting the data back to The Great Sunflower Project.

To aid you in this endeavor, they will send you a free PDF file of Bee Identification Cards! Just create an account with a user name and password and you’ll be able to download and/or print them out. (Note: You MUST click on the link that comes by email to confirm your account and get your cards.)

When you get to the site, there’s a short introduction that explains the program. Basically, they want you to plant Lemon Queen sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) that can be grown in a pot on a deck or patio or in a garden to help identify the effects of pesticides on pollinators and report your findings. Here is a link to one site that sells the sunflowers. This company has offered to “pass along 25% of her proceeds from seeds bought at her website to the Great Sunflower Project. If you use the Coupon Code FR225A and whether you buy Lemon Queen sunflowers to participate in our pesticide research project or some other plants (which you can also use to count pollinators), 25% of the proceeds will be donated to us.”

But that’s not all! Learn all about sunflowers, gardening, and bees through the free guides, lessons and activities that integrate a variety of subjects (meeting California state curriculum standards) and are designed for students in grades K-12. Access them by clicking on “Explore” and then “Teaching Resources” on the menu at the top of the home page.

Be sure to spend some time at this site clicking the various links – they all lead to amazing content and resources that can be utilized to suit whatever style of un/homeschooling you use.

NOTE: On May 1, 2019, The Great Sunflower project will be featured on PBS Nature – American Spring Live. You can see a clip that they’ve created to introduce the Great Sunflower Project here.