# Fraction Tutorials, Interactives, & Worksheets

June 10th, 2019

It’s Monday, June 10, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Visual Fractions

Age Range: 9-14 (Grades 4-9 approximately, with parental supervision)

This website provides free visual pictures, images, graphs, and animations of fractions and operations with fractions, to make them easier to understand and fun to practice.

Through the use of interactive exercises and visual aids (like number lines and circle graphs), students can learn how to:

• Identify fractions
• Rename fractions
• Compare fractions
• Add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions

The concepts are demonstrated through the visual images and explained in text format. Then, the student can practice their understanding with an interactive drill session.

Click on any topic from the menu in the middle of the home page and a new page opens with instructions for how to use the animations, graphs, and number lines to learn the fraction concept. In most instances you are shown a visual image and asked to type in the corresponding fraction.

Back on the main page, under “Special Features” you can access the “Fractions Games Page” to enhance learning. Don’t miss the free, printable “Fractions Worksheets” that really demonstrate operations with fractions in an engaging way.

Parents may want to read the “About” page for tips on how to use the site effectively.

This is a really simple and easy to use resource that will improve students’ skills in understanding fractions and their operations.

# 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 Interactive Math Games

May 13th, 2019

It’s Monday, May 13, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

HoodaMath

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

HoodaMath.com is an ad-supported website that offers over 1,000 math games to learn and practice basic math skills for kindergarten through high school.

When you get to the site, you can choose one of the featured games or you can scroll down to see:

• Math Games by Grade
• Math Games by Subject – Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Integers, Algebra

Notice that the games can be sorted by game style as well – such as games that require the player to escape, shop, grow, etc.

You’ll also find links to some animated math “movies” and math tutorials that provide instruction in Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions, Ratio and Proportion, Percent, Integers, Order of Operations, Algebra, and Geometry designed for grades 3-8. The videos are meant to be entertaining, but may seem silly to more mature kids.

To find the movies and tutorials, along with math tests and math manipulatives, scroll to the menu at the bottom of the home page.

IMPORTANT: Every game is free to play but is accompanied by a randomly generated advertisement. As always, parents should preview the website and supervise all Internet access.

# Free Math Activity Book for K-5

April 15th, 2019

It’s Monday, April 15, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Helping Your Child Learn Math

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

At this archived site, you’ll find a free math activity book designed for parents to use with their children to help them learn important math concepts in a fun and engaging way.

Provided by the U.S. Department of Education, there are no bells and whistles here, just easy-to-do math activities, sorted by grade range from K-5, that are formatted for user-friendliness.

When you get to the site, you’ll land on the “Title Page” of the online book. Simply scroll to the bottom of the page and click the “Next” buttons on each page to read the Foreword, Introduction, and to access the Activities that include:

• Math in the Home – Discover fun ways to use things you find around the house to learn measurement, fractions, counting, addition, subtraction, graphing, geometrical concepts, telling time and much more.
• Math at the Grocery Store – Practice measurement, estimation, weighing, counting, and figuring price per unit versus price per pound while helping your children learn estimation skills – all while doing the grocery shopping!
• Math on the Go – Do fun math activities as you travel from place to place using numbers found on license plates, buildings, buses, taxis, houses, and gas stations.
• Math for the Fun of It – As the book explains, there are fascinating mathematical possibilities in the world around you. Look for math in nature – in the symmetry in leaves and various shapes and patterns of blooming flowers. You’ll find lots of other fun suggestions as well.

The book wraps up with some pointers for parents on helping children achieve in mathematics along with suggestions for helping children with school assignments, and resources for further learning.

By the way, if you get tired of clicking the “Next” buttons – you can access the entire table of contents with links to specific sections of the book here.

The activities in this online book are perfect for homeschooling families and can be used in any way that makes sense to you and your children. You can also print it out and use it offline as well!

# Fun Math Games & Printables for Kids

April 1st, 2019

It’s Monday, April 1, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Kids Math Games

Age Range: 5-13 (Grades K-8, with parental supervision)

We stumbled upon this ad-supported website that offers a wide variety of free, online, interactive math games, printable worksheets and quizzes, video tutorials and more!

This colorful site is user-friendly and engaging. Most kids will be enticed to try a game or two, or three, or more.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a brief introduction and the featured math topics that include:

• Numbers – Fun challenges related to numbers, patterns, fractions, decimals, etc.
• Geometry – Learn about shapes, grids, weights, angles, rotation, and more.
• Facts – Read interesting math facts and trivia.
• Videos – Watch educational clips that teach addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and more.
• Printable Worksheets – Includes addition, multiplication, fractions, etc.
• Pictures – See math photos, images, and diagrams.
• Printable Quizzes – Test your knowledge of division, decimals, money, basic algebra and more!

You’ll also find logic games, math riddles, board games, and math puzzles. This is a terrific resource that will enhance learning math. Bookmark it, to return often.

# Secret agent math game

March 18th, 2019

It’s Monday, March 18, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Villainy, Inc.

Age Range: 10-14 (Grades 5-9, with parental supervision)

Use your math skills to save the world from the evil Dr. Wick! (Younger students may find this game motivational and fun, if there is someone nearby to explain how to do the problems.)

When you get to this website you’ll see the evil villain, Dr. Wick. who is plotting to take over the world. You are a secret agent and your assignment is to foil his plan by using your math skills in each of two missions. (Turn on your speakers to hear the villainous conspiracy as it unfolds; captions also appear at the bottom of the screen.)

Before embarking on the interactive missions, you must read the biographies of five secret agents and select two to accompany you. You might have to rely on them for hints from time to time, so choose carefully!

Here are just a few of the things you will practice:

• Figure out what you will need to do in order to solve a problem.
• Use a calculator to multiply and divide large numbers.
• Figure out the area of a rectangle.
• Basic operations of fractions, decimals, and percents (add, subtract, multiply, divide).
• Round to the nearest whole number.
• Find the mean of a few numbers.
• Label a graph, plot points, and interpret the graph.

Fortunately, you can get cryptic hints along the way, and most of the time you can redo each problem as many times as it takes to get the correct answer.

For a complete list of the skills covered, complete text of the script, a vocabulary list, supplementary worksheets, and even a teacher’s manual, see the section for teachers.

And for even more helpful tips you can use at home, see the section for families!