Posts Tagged ‘multiplication’

Relating Math to Real Life

June 27th, 2022

It’s Monday, June 27, 2022, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

University of Cambridge: Motivate – Maths Enrichment for Schools


Grades 6-12, with parental supervision 

This archived site from the University of Cambridge presents downloadable multimedia explorations of how math relates to real-life issues such as nutrition, disease, vaccinations, and the economics of health. The math topics covered include percentages, graphs, probability, equations, contingency tables, tree diagrams, and much more!

When you get to the site you’ll see a description of what’s provided on the site. Click on the links under the title “Multi-Media Packs” to get to the engaging math activities that answer questions such as:

Is eating bacon sandwiches bad for you (or are the statistics misleading)?

How do mathematical models make predictions about epidemics?

What are the odds that you test positive for something and the test is wrong?

Explore these and other health-related questions from a mathematical perspective.

You can also do an in-depth study of “Babylonian Maths” that hone skills in number and place value, multiplication, division, inverses, shape, and symmetry.

If you still want more, click over to the “Cross-Curricular Resources” section to find correlations between mathematics and art, geography, history, music, science, sports, and more. Some of the videos (VCs) in this section don’t work anymore, but there are plenty of good suggested activities to stimulate learning over a wide variety of subjects.

Interactive Pre-Algebra & Algebra Tutorials

May 16th, 2022

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

Visual Math Learning


Grades 5-10, with parental supervision

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
  • Addition
  • 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.

Practice Math & Feed The Hungy

April 25th, 2022

It’s Monday, April 25, 2022, and time for Math at ClickSchooling! Math


Grades 1-12, with parental supervision

Test your Multiplication Tables and Basic Math (Pre-Algebra) skills and earn food for the hungry!

Scroll down to Math and choose from:

  • Multiplication Table
  • Basic Math – PreAlgebra
  • Derivatives
  • Geometry

Click on your choice to get to the quiz. FreeRice automatically adjusts to your level of ability as you take each quiz. It starts by giving you math equations at different levels of difficulty and then, based on how you do, assigns you an approximate starting level. You then determine a more exact level for yourself as you play. When you get a math problem wrong, you go to an easier level. When you get three problems in a row right, you go to a harder level. This one-to-three ratio keeps you challenged to encourage learning.

You can set your own level and you can even have the site remember your total from the last time you were there if you create an account.

And, with every right answer, you donate ten grains of rice through the UN World Food Program to help end hunger. This is made possible by the sponsors who advertise on this site.

The site has expanded to include quizzes in other subjects:

  • English
  • Geography
  • Humanities
  • Language Learning
  • Science
  • And more

If you have more questions, check out the About section. This is a fun and ingenious idea that will motivate kids to practice math while helping others.

Master a 140+ Year Old Math Text!

March 21st, 2022


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… an 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
  • Advanced Addition & Subtraction
  • 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


Grades 1-8, with parental supervision

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.

Personalized Math Worksheets

February 14th, 2022 – Math


Grades K-12, with parental supervision

This website, owned by homeschooling parents, offers a FREE worksheet generator. Best of all, this worksheet generator also provides instant answer sheets for the quizzes you generate – available with just a click of your mouse.

When you get to the site, scroll down to:

  • Free Subtraction Worksheets
  • Free Addition Worksheets

Local Homeschool worksheet generators allow you to choose the parameters to create worksheets, timed tests, and practice sets. This worksheet generator creates worksheets with large numbers – even negative numbers.

When you are done with the worksheet generators, check out “Learning Multiplication” on the left side bar to find some resources including multiplication games, worksheets, additional multiplication sites, and more!