# Free multi-media math games

April 27th, 2020

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

ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Calculation Nation

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

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

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

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.

# 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.

# Puzzled Logic for Young Thinkers!

June 3rd, 2019

It’s Monday, June 3, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

AIMS Puzzle Corner

AIMS Education Foundation (Activities Integrating Math and Science) offers hundreds of free math puzzles and activity pages designed to give students a fun way to develop divergent thinking, practice math skills, learn persistence, and be creative.)

Designed for classroom use, these puzzles can be used at home as well – and are intended for use OFFLINE. The puzzles “have not been assigned a grade level because the ability to do a puzzle varies more by individual than by grade.” When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of puzzle categories. Choose from the menu on the left side bar:

• Arrangement Puzzles – Move manipulatives or rearrange items according to specific rules.
• Dissection Puzzles – Assemble geometric shapes to form larger figures, or break them into smaller figures.
• Divergent Thinking Puzzles – Think in ways that defy typical assumptions.
• Logic Puzzles – Make sense of paradoxes, move items safely across divides, or complete challenges according to specific rules.
• Miscellaneous Puzzles – Paradoxes, games, magic cards, and more.
• Number Puzzles – Arrange numbers according to specific rules, look for patterns, or manipulate them to get different solutions.
• Toothpick Puzzles – Move, rearrange, and/or remove toothpicks to reach desired outcomes.
• Topological Puzzles – Explore geometric properties not affected by changes in size and shape.
• Visual Puzzles – Explain why optical illusions and visual paradoxes work.

Click on a category and a new page opens listing the puzzles and at the very bottom of the puzzle you can click the arrow to view the solution.