Posts Tagged ‘shapes’

Math with Balloons

November 11th, 2019

 

It’s Monday, November 11, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Balloon Math

(http://www.mbd2.com/Homeschool_Projects/Index.html)

Age Range: 9-18 (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision)

 

The Magical Balloon-Dude Dale (a master balloonist) offers free math activities for homeschoolers using the kinds of balloons that are used to make balloon animals and other creations.

When you get to the website you’ll see a menu of 4 math activities using balloons – but only the first 3 have working links that include: 

  • Parts/Fraction Curriculum – Use balloons to learn counting, adding, sorting, measuring, calculating the number of parts, fractions and/or decimal conversion.
  • Mathematical Symbols Curriculum – Understand basic geometric shapes and use balloons to create a sphere.
  • Half of a 1/2 of a .50 Curriculum – Improve understanding of fractions such as 1/8, 1/4, and 1/2 while making a balloon flower.

Click on any one, and a new page opens with the complete instructions, accompanied by photographs and a materials list.

If you look on the right side of the screen in each activity you will see a link to a FREE download of the “HomeSchool Curriculum” that includes bonus material. Print it out to use offline.

The projects require certain types of balloons, a ruler, a marker – and one exercise requires calipers. 


The projects at this site are designed to develop problem solving skills, mathematics ability, and eye-hand coordination, while teaching kids to make balloon animals. What fun!

Ingenious Music Activities!

October 26th, 2019

 

It’s Saturday, October 26, 2019, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

PhilTulga.com: Music Through The Curriculum

(www.philtulga.com/resources.html)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

Phil Tulga is a professional musician and music instructor. He has developed educational programs that weave music through the curriculum in almost every subject.

As a complement to his music programs, Phil has developed a series of FREE, interactive language arts, math and music activities that are available on his website. 

When you get to the site you will see a menu that includes Language Arts and Math and Science. In the “Language Arts” section, get Phil’s tips for how to encourage a love of reading in your child. Then, use the innovative “Cucumber Pickle Machine” to show your kids how to make rhythmic meters by combining two and three syllable words! Phil uses the musical score of “Peter and the Wolf” to teach storyline components complete with story maps!

In the “Math and Science” section, Phil takes popular math manipulatives and enhances them with rhythm and music. You’ll find: 

  • Unifix Cube Drum Machine – This shows students how famous composers have used repeating patterns to create music. Students can make their own rhythm or drum patterns with popular Unifix cubes.
  • Pattern Block Rock – Song melodies are patterns of short and long sounds. In this activity, students compose and play their own rhythmic songs using geometric shapes.
  • Musical Fraction Bars – Mathematicians like Pythagoras discovered that musical pitches are derived from fractions. In this activity, students compose and play their own songs using Musical Fraction Bars. Not only that, you’ll find instructions for how to build a homemade musical instrument that is based on these fractions.
  • And more!

Don’t miss “Homemade Instruments” where you’ll find directions for making your own panpipes, water bottle xylophone, tubular Glockenspiel, and melodic tube drums!

Free “File Folder” Math Games

August 12th, 2019

 

It’s Monday, August 12, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

File Folder Fun

(https://filefolderfun.com/SearchAge)

Age Range: 4-8 (Grades PreK-3, with parental supervision)

 

This site offers free, printable file folder games and activities that help young children practice basic skills in beginning math.

When you get to the site, scroll down to the grade you are interested in and click on the link for the math related activities. Or to make it easier, we have listed the links below: 

Read the explanation and/or instructions, then download the game/activity you are interested in. There are also skill building links and supplementary resources.

The activities at this site are for younger children, but older children may enjoy preparing them for their siblings.


(While there are a variety of free file folder activities at this commercial site, there are many more available for sale.)


When you are through exploring the math activities, check out the Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies activities. There is so much at this site, so bookmark it to return often!

Math helps for all ages

July 8th, 2019

 

It’s Monday, July 8, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Bitesize – Maths

(www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/z6vg9j6)

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

 

The BBC’s website is the quintessential online learning tool for all subjects in all grade ranges. This review features just the math section of the website.

When you get to the site, you’ll see the different levels of Math including: 

  • Early level Maths and Numeracy – Covers Numbers, Money and Time
  • 1st level Maths and Numeracy – Covers Number Processes, Fractions, Measurement, and more
  • 2nd level Maths and Numeracy – Covers Fractions and Decimals, Mathematical Skills, and more
  • 3rd level Maths – Covers Patterns and Relationships, Expressions and Equations, Data Analysis, and more
  • 4th level Maths – Covers 2D Shapes; Angle, Symmetry and Transformation; Chance and Uncertainty; and more
  • HigherMaths – Covers Algebraic and Trigonometric Skills, Geometric Skills, and Calculus Skills
  • And more

Click on the desired level to get to the topics. Then each topic has explanations, graphics and some videos to explain the topic. And for the lower levels, there are “Class Clips” – one to five minute videos, along with Classroom Ideas, that can easily be used at home as well. This is a wonderful mathematics resource for all ages.

Free Animated Math Lessons

June 17th, 2019

 

It’s Monday, June 17, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

e-Learning for Kids

(en.e-learningforkids.org/math/)

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

 

This website is from a global, nonprofit foundation dedicated to fun and free learning on the internet for children ages 5 – 12.

There are hundreds of Math e-Lessons on this learning portal. The lessons are intended as supplemental material: designed to support a full curriculum and provide additional practice. 

When you get to the website, you can select the lessons by grade level. You can also choose to have the lessons displayed by popularity. You’ll find choices like these: 

  • K: Length and Mass
  • K: 2D Shapes
  • K: Measurement
  • K: Time
  • K: Money
  • 1: Numbers to 20
  • 1: Time & Area
  • 1: 3D Objects
  • 1: Addition & Time
  • 1: Fractions & Money
  • 2: Mass
  • 2: Time & Temperature
  • 2: Measurement
  • 2: Chance & Data
  • 2: 3D Space
  • 3: Numbers to 999
  • 3: Counting Forwards & Backwards
  • 3: Counting in 4’s
  • 3: Graphs
  • 3: Addition of Money
  • 4: Fractions & Decimals
  • 4: Pattern & Function
  • 4: Four-Digit Numbers
  • 4: Capacity
  • 4: Calculations
  • 5: Prisms & Pyramids
  • 5: Whole Number
  • 5: Volume & Capacity
  • 5: Bar Graph & Data
  • 5: Perimeter
  • 6: Prisms & Pyramids
  • 6: Mixed Problem Solving
  • 6: Angles
  • 6: Factors & Multiples
  • 6: Number Sense

The lessons are presented through an animated interactive video. And there is also a Teacher Guide in each lesson – look for the little person icon in the upper right of the ‘video’.

Once you have explored the Math World portal, check out the rest of the website because these people provide lessons for children ages 5-12 in Science, Environmental Skills, Computer Skills, Health, Language Arts, and Life Skills. Bookmark this site and come often!

YouTube Zoo and Much More!

June 11th, 2019

 

It’s Tuesday, June 11, 2019, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Lil’ Fingers: YouTube Zoo

(www.lil-fingers.com/games/zoo/index.php)

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

 

Designed by a computer usability professional, Lil’ Fingers is a friendly website for the littlest computer users with free animated and narrated storybooks, interactive educational games, coloring pages – and a terrific archive of over 100 animal videos in their YouTube Zoo! 

This site was designed with young children in mind, but the animal videos can be enjoyed by folks of all ages. When you get to the site, you’ll see a menu of “Animal Zones” including: 

  • African Region – See lions, eagles, hyenas, and more.
  • Asia Adventure – View bears, hornbills, monkeys, and porcupines.
  • Polar – Check out penguins, polar bears, reindeer, and a walrus.
  • Elephant Jungle – Watch camels, capybaras, elephants, guanacos, etc.
  • Forest Fun – Observe birds, owls, okapis, river otters, etc.
  • Outback – Watch koalas, kangaroos, a monitor lizard and more!

As explained at the website, “All videos have been reviewed to not include animals mating, killing or bodily functions.” Plus, because you watch the videos on this website, you don’t have to be concerned about shielding your kids’ eyes from inappropriate comments that are sometimes posted by random visitors on the YouTube site. Some of the videos are no longer available but there are so many animals to choose from you’ll be sure to find something you’re interested in.

When you’re through watching videos, be sure to use the vertical menu on the left side of the screen to access the animated and narrated storybooks, play interactive computer games that teach as they entertain, and print out coloring pages that include the alphabet, numbers, shapes, animals, events, and much more!

This is an ad-supported website. Parents, as always, should preview the site to determine suitability of content and supervise all Internet use.

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