# 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

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.

# High School Math Video Lessons

April 4th, 2022

It’s Monday, April 4, 2022, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Mathplanet

Mathplanet.com is sponsored by a Swedish non-profit organization called Mattecentrum. It’s an online community where students can study U.S. high school math courses for free through theory, examples, and video lessons.

When you get to the site, look for the colorful menu on the right side of the screen to access lessons that include:

• Pre-Algebra – Covers integers, one-step equations, graphs and functions, ratio and percent, probability, area and volume, etc.
• Algebra 1 – Discover algebraic expressions, linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, exponents, polynomials, radical and rational expressions.
• Algebra 2 – Explore equations, graphs, matrices, exponential and logarithmic expressions, sequences, probability and trigonometry.
• Geometry – Study points, lines, planes, angles, parallel lines, triangles, similarity, trigonometry, quadrilaterals, and more.
• SAT – Practice sample questions similar to what you’ll find on the SAT exam. If you have difficulty, watch the linked video lessons.
• ACT – Try your hand at solving questions similar to those on the ACT. Linked video lessons explain challenging concepts.

If you want to interact with others using Mathplanet, check out their Facebook page.

# Math Games Make Learning Fun!

February 21st, 2022

XP Math

Grades 2-10 (varies depending on skill level), with parental supervision

This website offers free math games, ebooks, and videos covering arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and probability.

The games were developed by the creator of the site – a middle school math teacher who enjoys integrating math and technology in the classroom.

When you get to the site, use the horizontal menu at the top of the screen to explore the Math Games Arcade:

Number & Operations

Algebra

Geometry

Measurement

Data Analysis & Probability

There are a lot of fun games here! Bookmark it to return often.

# Holiday Math with the Gingerbread Man!

December 20th, 2021

Grades 1-8 approximately, with parental supervision

Learn about measurement, symmetry, probability, glyphs, and play a gingerbread man game that helps students practice coordinate graphing skills.

This site archives an assortment of fun and challenging gingerbread-themed math activities with illustrations, animations, and downloadable worksheets that meet the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ standards including:

• Gingerbread Man Glyphs & Graphing Ideas
• And more!

There’s enough here to keep you busy during the holidays.

NOTE: We will be taking a break from ClickSchooling reviews until January 3, 2022. Happy Holidays!

# Interesting Math Activities for Middle School & Up!

November 22nd, 2021

Cut-The-Knot

This ad-supported website offers a vast array of interactive math puzzles, lessons, and activities geared to those who have mastered basic arithmetic and are studying algebra, geometry, probability, etc.

When you get to the site you will see a brief introduction in the center of the page. Scroll below it to a menu that includes links to activities in the following areas:

• Arithmetic
• Algebra
• Math Games & Puzzles
• Logic
• Fractals & Chaos
• Calculus
• Geometry
• Probability
• Computer Math Magic
• Visual Illusions
• And much more!

Click on any one of interest and a new page opens with instructions and interactives.

Students studying middle school math and beyond will have no problem navigating this site and enjoying the activities on their own.

Note: Because the site contains many randomly generated advertising banners and buttons, parents (as always) should preview the site and supervise Internet access.

# Math Goodies for Grades 5-8

July 5th, 2021

Math Goodies

Grades 5-8 approximately, with parental supervision

This ad-supported website features a smattering of free interactive math lessons, printable worksheets, games and more to help students in about grades 5-8 learn math.

Gifted younger children and remedial older students may benefit from the resources provided as well.

The site was designed by a math teacher who also developed a complete math course that is available for sale on the site. However, you don’t have to purchase a thing to access the generous sampling of math lessons and materials.

When you get to the site you’ll see a brief introduction followed by some featured items and lots of advertisements. Scroll down to the bottom for the menu that includes:

• Lessons – Learn how to determine the perimeter and area of polygons. Find out how to simplify, compare, order, and convert fractions. Explore decimals and percentages. Find out how to write algebraic expressions and equations and much more!
• Worksheets – Download math worksheets (pdf) that include an introduction to fractions, decimals, percent applications, probability theory, graphs, and symbolic logic.
• Webquests – This terrific resource provides math inquiries and instructions that lead to online explorations to find information and solve problems. Choose from a short but meaty selection of quests to recommended websites and learn about exponents and scientific notation, integers and science, math and climate, math and sports, number theory, percentages in daily life, and even a “Pi Day” celebration.
• Games – An assortment of interactive math games including: Factor Tree Game, Integer Football, Percent Goodies, and Probability Goodies.
• Puzzles – Enjoy interactive math-themed crossword puzzles about circles, fractions, logic, percentages, polygons, and probability.

And lots more!