Posts Tagged ‘math skills’

Tidepool Math

October 5th, 2020

 

It’s Monday, October 5, 2020, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Tidepool Math

(www.boem.gov/environment/tidepool-math)

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

 

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 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 flash cards 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.

Free Math Practice

May 11th, 2020

 

It’s Monday, May 11, 2020, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

IXL Math

(https://www.ixl.com/math/)

Age Range: 4-18 (Grades PreK-12, with parental supervision)

 

For those of you who wonder what math concepts your children are expected to learn by grade level, this site delivers the answers for free. Plus, even though this is a commercial, for-pay site, it does offer 10 math practice questions for free each day. Your child can use them to practice specific math skills at the grade level that suits them best, in an interactive way.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a menu of grade levels with a list of all kinds of math strands to try. Click on a strand and a new page displays the question – remember you can only try 10 per day for free. Some of the topics include: 

  • Numbers and Counting
  • Patterns
  • Understanding Subtraction
  • Time
  • Compare Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Data and Graphs
  • Multiplication
  • Ratios, Rates, and Proportions
  • Number Theory
  • Problem Solving
  • Surface Area and Volume
  • Polynomials
  • Two-dimensional Vectors
  • Trigonometric Functions

And so much more!

Free multi-media math games

April 27th, 2020

 

It’s Monday, April 27, 2020, and time for Math at

ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Calculation Nation

(calculationnation.nctm.org/)

Age Range: 8-14 (Grades 3-8 approximately, with parental supervision)

 

This fun, free, multi-media math games website is brought to you by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and helps students “investigate significant mathematical content and practice fundamental skills.”

The competitive style play allows students to challenge themselves by playing against the computer, or they can play the games with other members of the Calculation Nation forum. The latter requires registration (it’s free).

When you get to the site, choose the guest pass link to test-drive the games or register to access all features of the site. Then, enjoy games such as: 

  • Square Off – Learn about perimeter and area as you try and capture the most spaceships.
  • Factor Dazzle – Try to stump your opponent by choosing numbers for them to factor that are harder than your own.
  • Fraction Feud – Create larger or smaller fractions than your opponent to win.
  • Slam Ball – Use your knowledge of angles, symmetry, and reflections to collect the most points on a given path.
  • Ker-Splash – Use algebra to manipulate your beach ball to roll over the most new terms.
  • And more!

Read the “About Games” section to get a brief summary of the games and the type of math skills you need to play them. As the website explains, “Calculation Nation is part of the NCTM Illuminations project, which offers Standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students.”

Interactive Math Practice

March 23rd, 2020

 

It’s Monday, March 23, 2020, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Doctor Genius

(www.mathabc.com/)

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

 

This ad-supported and user-friendly website offers free, interactive math drill-and-practice activities to help students in grades K-6 improve their math skills

When you get to the site simply click on a grade level and begin practicing math strands or scroll down to see what each grade level includes:  

  • Grade K: Numbers, Split numbers, Counting on the bus, Addition, Subtraction, and more
  • Grade 1: Multiplication, Telling Time, Money, and more
  • Grade 2: Division and more
  • Grade 3: Fractions, Measures, Decimal numbers, and more
  • Grade 4: Percentages, Graphs, and more
  • Grade 5: Calculator and more
  • Grade 6: Miscellaneous and more

Once you select a grade level and category, choose the math strand you want to practice. A new page opens with the equation displayed. Type in the answer and if your answer is correct, you move on to the next equation. If it’s incorrect, the correct answer is provided and then you can try again with a new equation. 

Younger children and non-readers may need adult supervision and assistance. You’ll also find a link to Times Tables practice (from 1-12) under the Math dropdown on the top menu.

Movies for Developing Math Skills

November 25th, 2019

 

It’s Monday, November 25, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Monday: Movies for Developing Math Skills

(mathflix.luc.edu/)

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

 

This website began as a companion to the COUNTDOWN cable television program in Chicago that taught math to students as they watched TV. Now there are 1,000 math videos at this website.

Your students can explore math topics from simple numbers and operations through Algebra, Geometry, Data Analysis and more

When you get to the site choose “I am a Student” or “I am a Teacher”. Then, click on the topic you want to learn about and watch the movie. It’s as easy as that. Or click on a range of letters in the red “Content Index” box to alphabetically choose topics covered from Absolute Value to Zero (as an exponent). 

Under some of the videos, there are links to download worksheets related to the video. This site is a great resource to utilize for math instruction and remediation.

Mayflower & Pilgrim Math Activities

November 18th, 2019

 

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

 

Recommended Website:

Mayflower Math

(www.education.com/files/73401_73500/73446/mayflower-math.pdf)

Age Range: 5-11 (Grades K-6, with parental supervision)

 

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so here are some Thanksgiving-themed math activities.

This website from Education.com offers a free printable math worksheet (pdf) that combines the history of the voyage of the Mayflower with math. Designed for grades 5-6, there are aspects that may appeal to younger and older students as well.

And at this site, ArtistsHelpingChildren.org, you’ll find a wide variety of Thanksgiving-themed crafts that help children of all ages exercise their math skills and creativity.

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