Posts Tagged ‘multiplication’

Curious Math Tips & Tricks

May 18th, 2020

 

It’s Monday, May 18, 2020, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Curious and Useful Math

(https://www.curiousmath.com/)

Age Range: 6 and up (Grades 1 and up; children with parental supervision)

 

Oh, what fun you can have at this site. Here you will find all kinds of quick tricks for solving certain types of arithmetic problems.

For example: 

  • Discover how to tell if you can divide a number evenly by 2, 3, 4… on up and by 15, 24, 33, and 36 too – just by looking at it!
  • Get all kinds of multiplication/squaring tips – and even tips for finding square roots by hand.

In addition to handy, dandy tips and tricks that make math easy without a calculator, you will find little math magic tricks to amaze your friends that you can do with birth dates, calendar dates, people’s ages, biblical numbers, etc. 

Have fun!

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!

Vedic Mathematics Magic

April 20th, 2020

 

It’s Monday, April 20, 2020, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Vedic Mathematics Academy

(www.vedicmaths.org/)

Age Range: 8 and up (Grades 3 and up; children with parental supervision)

 

This commercial site provides information and free sample tutorials on Vedic Mathematics.

What’s “Vedic Mathematics”? As explained at the website: 

“Vedic Mathematics is the name given to the ancient system of Indian Mathematics which was rediscovered from the Vedas between 1911 and 1918 by Sri Bharati Krsna Tirthaji (1884-1960). According to his research, all of mathematics is based on sixteen Sutras, or word-formulae… These formulae describe the way the mind naturally works and are therefore a great help in directing the student to the appropriate method of solution… The simplicity of Vedic Mathematics means that calculations can be carried out mentally (though the methods can also be written down).”

Words really don’t begin to describe this innovative way to solve math problems and mentally calculate answers to math equations. It almost makes learning math like learning fun magic tricks. When you get to the website, click on New to Vedic Mathematics, then “tutorials”, then Fun With Figures. Try the free sample tutorials that explain ways to find arithmetic solutions for: 

  • Multiplication
  • Subtracting Fractions
  • Finding Square Roots
  • Division
  • and more!

Read the instructions and apply the Vedic method to find the solutions to an array of sample problems. Your kids will enjoy experimenting!

For those who have never heard of or tried this method before, it will really set your mind to thinking about math differently.

If your kids struggle with mathematics the Vedic system may provide an alternative method that suits the way your child learns best. This site sells products that teach the Vedic system, but the sample tutorials are free. It also provides many links to other websites with articles, downloads, activities, and further resources for learning Vedic mathematics. We have not reviewed these other websites.

Just FYI, YouTube carries some free Vedic math tutorials. Just go to YouTube.com and enter “Vedic math tutorials” in the search engine. A menu of free instructional videos on the Vedic system pops up that you can explore on your own. We have not reviewed the YouTube presentations on Vedic math, so parents AS ALWAYS should preview the material and supervise use.

Multimedia Math Glossary for K-6

April 6th, 2020

 

It’s Monday, April 6, 2020, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Multimedia Math Glossary

(www.hbschool.com/glossary/math2/)

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

 

This website, developed by Harcourt School Publishers, offers a free, multimedia math glossary. It helps students understand math terms and concepts using colorful animated pictures, drawings, graphs, and simple text.

When you get to the site, use the menu at the top to explore the site by grade level, or simply search for a math term alphabetically. Use the menu on the left side of the screen to further refine your search. Once you find the term you are looking for – click on it – and the term, along with a description and an illustration or animation, appears on the screen. For example: 

  • Grade K – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: above, below, add, bar graph, circle, equals, less, minus, same, triangle, under, etc.
  • Grade 1 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: addition sentence, between, centimeter, even numbers, fractions, greater than, hour hand, line of symmetry, minus, etc.
  • Grade 2 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: addend, congruent figures, divide, fact family, gram, perimeter, sphere, sum, etc.
  • Grade 3 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: acute angle, cube, decimal, Celsius, Fahrenheit, equilateral triangle, line segment, liter, numerator, obtuse triangle, etc.
  • Grade 4 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: analog clock, associative property of addition, cardinal number, gallon, kilogram, negative numbers, probability, etc.
  • Grade 5 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: absolute value, commutative property of multiplication, denominator, exponent, hypotenuse, inverse operation, pi, ray, scientific notation, etc.
  • Grade 6 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: algebraic expression, coordinate plane, Fibonacci Sequence, Golden Ratio, Pythagorean Theorem, rhombus, square root, theoretical probability, x-axis, y-coordinate, etc.

This is a great tool to enhance any study of math. It also offers an interesting way to introduce various math terms and concepts without intimidation.

Free Mnemonic Multiplication Helps

March 30th, 2020

 

It’s Monday, March 30, 2020, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Fact Navigator

(www.multiplication.com/learn/fact-navigator)

Age Range: 5-18 (Grades 1-12, with parental supervision)

 

This commercial website, offers free lessons on how to learn the multiplication times tables from 0-9, through the use of mnemonic memory devices.

These learning tools help kids associate rhymes, stories, pictures and activities with arithmetic to make memorization easier. 

The premise is to address the learning modalities of every student. Each lesson uses pictures for the visual learner, stories for the auditory learner and an activity for the kinesthetic learner who learns by moving, doing, and touching.

When you get to the website, choose from the multiplication facts shown to start off. Then check out the links at the top of the page: 

  • Games
  • Learn
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Auto-Scored Quizzes
  • Resources

As we mentioned, this is a commercial website. The freebie is an introduction to their books, games, and other math resources available for purchase.

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.

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