Posts Tagged ‘numbers’

Useful Foreign Language Resource

October 2nd, 2021

Surface Languages

(www.surfacelanguages.com/)

Grades 5-12, approximately, with parental supervision

Hello. Hola (Spanish). Salut (French). Szia (Hungarian). Ahlan (Arabic). Hej (Danish). Learn thousands of useful phrases for over 40 different languages with this free online resource.

Using audios of native speakers, flashcards, and simple word games, this website offers the budding linguist a wonderful starting point to become versed in thousands of fundamental words and phrases. Learn:

  • Alphabets
  • Numbers
  • Descriptive words and phrases
  • Food related words and phrases
  • Time related words
  • Phrases to use in an emergency
  • Communication problem phrases
  • Directions
  • And much, much more

Just a sampling of the ever-growing list of languages available includes:

  • Bulgarian
  • Chinese
  • Estonian
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Latin
  • Maltese
  • Russian
  • Swahili
  • Tagalog
  • Welsh
  • Yiddish

Also currently available are 4 language courses for beginners which consist of 15-27 lessons intended to teach basic grammatical structure and sentence patterns. Languages courses currently available are:

  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazil)

Practice your language skills while on the go for free by downloading the companion app available for certain smart devices!

With this website open the doors to different languages beyond the ones traditionally taught and inspire your students to explore new worlds of communication.

Create & Print Math Worksheets & Puzzles!

September 20th, 2021

Fuel The Brain

(www.fuelthebrain.com/)

Grades K-3, with parental supervision

This ad-supported website has free games, interactives, and printables to help enhance and practice elementary skills in math.

By using the easy-to-understand instructions on the website you can create, share and print your very own customized worksheets, mini-books and puzzles.

You may find a resource by navigating the menu at the top that includes:

  • Games & Interactives
  • Printables
  • Teacher Guides & Articles
  • Mini-books

Locate the most recently added and the most popular activities by scrolling down slightly on the home page. You can locate fun activities to enhance learning in specific areas of math content like:

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Numbers & Counting
  • Multiplication
  • Measurement & Time
  • Shapes & Symmetry
  • And more

Click on any activity to review the student’s easy-to-understand instructions. The resources here will equip the busiest mom to be ready to have fun with math anytime!

Sunny & Rainy Day Fun with the Origami Club!

July 24th, 2021

Origami Club

(en.origami-club.com/)

All grades, with parental supervision

Origami is the art of folding paper into fun figures, interesting designs, and works of art. This ClickScholar-recommended site is one of the best origami sites we’ve seen. It was designed by graphic designer and artist, Fumiaki Shingu, as a way to share the magic of Japanese origami with people worldwide.

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of origami possibilities that include folding paper into:

  • Sea Creatures
  • Bugs
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Animals & Birds
  • Sweets & Food
  • Paper Air Planes
  • Holiday Decorations
  • Alphabet Letters
  • Numbers
  • Furniture
  • Clothes
  • Using Newspaper for Origami

And there is even a section of “Easy Origami” for beginners! Click on any one and a new screen opens with a selection of designs. Click on a design of interest, and a new page opens with complete instructions and animated illustrations that simplify the whole process. Anyone can learn the art of origami with the use of this website!

Introduction to the Japanese Language

July 10th, 2021

MMG International – Kids Web Japan

(web-japan.org/kidsweb/language/)

Grades PreK-8, with parental supervision

This website, created by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), is designed to foster appreciation of Japan among American children and introduce them to the Japanese language!

The simple artwork, the openness of each page, the soft color scheme and intuitive navigation, are all immediately attractive to young ones. And the content is top-notch! Here’s what you’ll find:

  • Lessons 1-8 – Nicely illustrated formal language lessons, complete with audio examples, English and Japanese text, and pronunciation in text form. (Typical lessons contain dialog, vocabulary/grammar, and an exercise.)
  • Hiragana and Katakana Charts – Japanese alphabets. Click any letter to hear it pronounced.
  • Numbers – Learn to speak and read the numbers from 1 to 100.

And under Related Articles – Language: The older kids and adults will appreciate this clear article about the Japanese language.

You may also wish to spend some time on the rest of this website. You can learn about folk legends, play games and check out some recipes. Parents, as always, should preview the site and supervise Internet use.

Math Lessons for Middle School Plus Algebra 1

June 21st, 2021

MasterMath

(mastermath.info/lessons-category/3-61/9-evaluating-expressions)

Grades 6-9, with parental supervision

This site offers free video lessons, worksheets and quizzes for middle school math plus Algebra I.

When you get to the website, you’ll see a menu of the video math lessons. Each grade year is divided into 4 quarters. Each math lesson includes:

  • A 10-15 minute video that teaches a math concept
  • A printable worksheet to practice the concept
  • An online quiz to test comprehension of the concept

As the announcement explained, after Mr. Lisle shows the student how to do a problem, you can “pause” the video, try a similar problem, and then advance the video to see Mr. Lisle demonstrate the solution.

Mr. Lisle clearly presents the material that will help students understand math concepts such as:

  • Multiplying and Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers
  • Fraction-Decimal Equivalency
  • Solving Algebraic Expressions
  • Converting Units of Measure
  • Graphing Linear Equations

Our only criticism is that sometimes Mr. Lisle lapses into a monotone presentation style that may lose a student’s attention. To avoid that, we suggest watching one lesson, do some activities, take a break and then return to watch another lesson.

Sharpen Math Skills with Online Games and more

May 17th, 2021

HoodaMath

(www.hoodamath.com/)

Grades 1-8, with parental supervision

HoodaMath.com is an ad-supported website that offers FREE math games to learn and practice basic math skills.

Description: HoodaMath.com is an ad-supported website that offers FREE math games to learn and practice basic math skills in the following areas:

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Fractions
  • Integers
  • Algebra

When you get to the site, you’ll see some featured games. To sort by math strand and grade range, scroll to the menu at the bottom of the page.

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

IMPORTANT: Every game is free to play but is accompanied by a randomly generated advertisement, usually delivered as a video clip. Some of the ad content is geared for adults, not kids. As always, parents should preview the website and supervise all Internet access.

You’ll also find links to some animated math “movies” and math tutorials (on a YouTube channel with random ads) that provide instruction in Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions, Ratio and Proportion, Percent, Integers, Order of Operations, Algebra, and Geometry designed for grades 3-6. To find the movies and tutorials look at the top of the home page for links. The videos are meant to be entertaining but may seem silly to more mature kids.

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