# Free Math Lessons, Games, & Workbooks

May 15th, 2017

It’s Monday, May 15, 2017, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

NumberNut

Age Range: 5-14 (Grades K-8, with parental supervision)

This ad-supported website offers free lessons, games, and worksheets to learn arithmetic basics as well as some advanced math (for grades K-8) in a non-conventional format.

The relaxed style of presentation sprinkles humor throughout the explanations of math concepts. The use of the latest multi-media technology to illustrate the concepts through interactive games and activities really helps reinforce the learning.

When you get to the site you’ll see an icon menu. Before you explore it, scroll down the page and read the brief introduction designed to help you navigate the site. Then, from the icon menu simply pick a topic to get started, including:

• Shapes & Colors
• Counting Numbers
• Subtract Numbers
• Multiply Numbers
• Divide Numbers
• Operations/Order
• Dates & Times
• Fractions
• Decimals
• Percent Values
• Estimation & Rounding
• Ratios
• Money Math
• Factors
• Graphs & Grids
• Squares & Roots
• Units of Measure
• Scientific Notation
• Variables

Click on any one and a new page opens with a “lesson” – an explanation and illustration of the concept. In most cases you’ll find an online activity that students can do to reinforce the learning.

And – GET FREE ADDITION & SUBTRACTION WORKBOOKS!

Below the icon menu, you’ll see the words “Math Workbooks.” Click on it and a new page will open with free “Addition” Workbooks. (Look in the upper right corner of the page to find a link to the “Subtraction” workbooks.) The workbooks are in pdf format so you can save them to your computer and print them out to do offline.

This is a fabulous resource to enhance any study of mathematics! Bookmark it to return often.

# Math Video Lessons, Activities, & More

January 23rd, 2017

It’s Monday, January 23, 2017, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

WatchKnowLearn.org

Age Range: 5-13 (Grades K-8, with parental supervision)

The goal of this website is to collect all the best free educational videos made for children that explain every topic taught in schools including math, in every major language on Earth – and make them available on one website, usefully categorized according to subject and education level.

When you get to the site you’ll see two sections. The “Mathematics” section is on the right side of the page (the Directory to the rest of the site is on the left). Under the math section you’ll see some featured math videos, as well as a menu of math subcategories that include:

• Mathematics for Young Learners
• Number Sense
• Money
• Measurement
• Probability and Statistics
• Geometry
• Fractions, Decimals, Percentages
• Ratios and Proportions
• Pre-Algebra
• Algebra
• Algebra II
• Pre-Calculus
• Calculus
• Logic and Set Theory

Click on any subcategory and a new page opens featuring the videos that have been archived to date. The videos are all free for viewing. The videos are moderated by WatchKnow to ensure appropriate content.

To share videos, you must open an account (free) that also allows you to track your activities and enter contests. As I mentioned, this site also contains lots of useful video lessons on other topics including:

• Language Arts
• Literature
• Science
• History
• Social Studies
• The Arts
• Foreign Languages
• Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics
• And more!

# MathTV – Free Math Lessons and Video Textbooks

August 22nd, 2016

It’s Monday, August 22, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

MathTV

Age Range: 15 and up (Grades 9 and up; children with parental supervision)

This website provides free math instruction videos on specific math topics mostly on the college level, but we thought high schoolers would find this helpful as well.

Turn on your speakers and head to the site. “Select a Topic” to choose lessons of interest that include:

• Basic Mathematics – fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, ratios, percent, etc.
• Algebra – positive and negative numbers, linear equations, functions, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, roots and radicals, quadratic equations, logarithms, graphing, and more.
• Trigonometry – functions, triangles, radian measure, identities and formulas, equations, polar coordinates, etc.
• Calculus – limits, derivatives, integration, applications, and more.

Then, notice the featured math topic and the display of icons with pictures of various teachers and students. Click on any one and a video of them explaining the math topic/lesson appears on the screen.

Click on “Videos by Textbook” to access math textbook video lessons. (The actual textbooks may be purchased through the XYZ Textbooks link at the bottom of the page). All of the lessons in the textbook have video tutorials! Simply click on the textbook of choice, and a table of contents appears. Click on the topic of choice, then the video of choice. The textbook titles include:

• Basic Mathematics
• Introductory Mathematics
• Pre-Algebra
• Elementary Algebra
• and more advanced math textbooks.

This is a remarkable resource whether you need a little help with a particular math topic or want an entire math curriculum delivered on video.

Note: MathTV also has some interesting and helpful math videos on their YouTube channel.

August 8th, 2016

It’s Monday, August 8, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Age Range: 6-10 (Grades 1-5, with parental supervision)

This commercial website offers the opportunity to try a variety of FREE arcade and video games that foster skill in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, ratios, proportions as well as other academic subjects. The company produces online video games for classroom use with the intent of engaging students with the same persistence and involvement they use when playing arcade games to increase their time-on-task (practicing).

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of educational games. Notice that the menu offers games for single players and multiple players. You’ll find intriguing game titles such as:

• Demolition Division
• Dirt Bike Proportions
• Grand Prix Multiplication
• Meteor Multiplication

~ and more!

Click on any game title and a new window opens with instructions that allow you to set parameters based on your student’s ability level. Then, let the fun and focused practice repetition begin! This is a lot more engaging than the usual drill-and-practice work and, according to the company, it leads to fluent performance levels quickly and without drudgery.

By the way, we are not adept at playing video games but had no trouble maneuvering the arrow keys, space bar, and mouse to play these games.

In addition to the math games you’ll also find games that improve grammar, vocabulary, and geography (think states and capitals, etc.). Have fun!

# Middle/High School Math Lessons & Activities

August 1st, 2016

It’s Monday, August 1, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

TheMathWebSite

Age Range: 12-18 (Grades 7-12, with parental supervision)

This website was developed to provide classroom teachers with interesting activities (along with printable materials) that reinforce and enhance math lessons for high school students. (Some middle school students may enjoy this as well). It can be tweaked for use in the homeschool environment.

The site has lots of content, but can be a little confusing to navigate. When you get to the homepage click on “Math Topics” where there is a complete index of the math lessons and activities that include:

• Arithmetic Basics (Addition, Division, Multiplication, Subtraction)
• Binomials
• Circles
• Ellipses
• Exponents
• Geometric Series
• Hyperbolas
• Money/Interest
• Parabolas
• Ratios
• Trigonometry
• Word Problems and more.

Back on the home page, you’ll find other activities to enhance understanding:

• Puzzles
• Activities – games such as BlackJack, HanoiTowers, Sudoku, etc.
• Diversions – math quotes, math poems, riddles
• Math Stamps – portraits of famous mathematicians that can be used to add relevance and interest to any math topic
• And more!

# Math Mysteries, Maps & More

September 4th, 2015

It’s Monday, August 10, 2015, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Age Range: 6-14 (Grades 1-10, with parental supervision)

This website, sponsored by an association of educators, offers an amazing array of free, innovative math activities and resources that engage people of all ages

When you get to the site, don’t be fooled. It may not look like much, but explore the menu to find games, downloadable activities, and terrific resources that will boost your children’s knowledge of math while challenging their logic and reasoning skills. They’ll even reinforce language arts, and learn some history along the way! Here are a few menu items that will help hone math skills:

• Bounce – This game requires you to flex your problem solving skills while exploring factors and ratios.
• Find the Pairs – Match fraction symbols with fraction illustrations.
• Number Board – This game is similar to Bingo, except you have to do math equations on a calculator to find number answers that are on your game card.
• Sorting Games – Enjoy a delightful assortment of games that teach sorting skills.
• Where to Site a Nesting Box of Owls – Use your geography skills to study a map and determine the best place to build a nesting box for owls. This activity teaches about owls and the environment too!
• Whodunnit? (Playing Detective) – Follow the clues to solve crimes.

Click on any one and a new window opens with complete instructions (although some of the games require a little more intuitiveness to navigate). Many of the activities have multiple levels of difficulty making them challenging for a wide age/ability range.