# Challenging Math & Logic Puzzles – All Ages!

August 13th, 2018

It’s Monday, August 13, 2018, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Zoopz.com: Games That Make You Think

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

Don’t let these games from Meyers Labs fool you – they offer fun ways to learn fundamental and challenging concepts that are required for math.

When you  get to the site, you’ll see a menu of puzzles that includes:

• Frog Jumpin’
• Inch Worm
• Galactic Journey
• Maze Craze
• Ink Blobs
• Mosaic Design
• and more.

Click on any game and a new window opens. Some of the games come with instructions, others are intuitive. Some of the skills these games enhance are:

• Recognizing Patterns
• Sequencing
• Spatial Relationships
• Problem Solving
• Recognizing and Sorting Shapes and Colors
• Strategy
• Analysis
• Memory
• Performance Under Pressure
• and more!

It helps to read the “Parents & Teachers” notes (at the bottom, on the left side of the home page) that explain which skills are addressed by each game.

# Free Geography Games

April 5th, 2018

It’s Thursday, April 5, 2018, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

SoftSchools.com – Geography Games

Age Range: 7-18 (Grades 2-12, with parental supervision)

Brush up on your geography skills with these online games from SoftSchools.com.

When arriving at the site select a game from the list of World Geography Games. Most games are quizzes or sorting games, but there are a few map skills games. Topics include:

• Countries
• Bodies of water
• Mountains
• Deserts
• Islands and Peninsulas
• Volcanoes
• Continents
• General Geography

Under the list of games is a section to learn geography facts such as:

• Wonders of the World Facts
• National Landmarks Facts
• Countries Facts
• Mongolia Facts
• Luxembourg Facts
• Sierra Leone Facts
• Nicaragua Facts
• Iceland Facts
• Pyramids Facts
• Boreal Forest Facts
• Sahara Desert Facts
• The Great Barrier Reef Facts
• The Aurora Facts

Each section is further broken down into another menu highlighting a more refined sub-topic.

# Free Valentine Math Activities

February 12th, 2018

It’s Monday, February 12, 2018, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Valentine Math Activities

Age Range: 5-11 (Grades K-6, with parental supervision)

Here are some Valentine’s Day Math Activities for you and your kids to enjoy.

You’ll need a box of conversation candy hearts to use this classroom activity for learning estimation, sorting, counting, addition, and graphing. At the top of the page it says this activity is for grades 2-3, but this activity can be easiliy tweaked for younger children as well.

And here are a couple of other sites:

Dominoes are great tools to help with learning math in grades K-6. Print out this set and then use them to play Domino Math. Click here to get instructions.

# Free Valentine Math Activities

February 13th, 2017

It’s Monday, February 13, 2017, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Free Valentine Math Activities

(See below.)

Age Range: Varies (Grades K-8 approximately, with parental supervision)

Here are some Valentine’s Day Math Activities for you and your kids to enjoy.

Conversation Candy Hearts Math

You’ll need a box of conversation candy hearts to use this classroom activity for learning estimation, sorting, counting, addition, and graphing. At the top of the page it says this activity is for grades 8-9, but they mean ages 8-9, or about grades 2-4. This activity can be easiliy tweaked for younger children as well.

Valentine’s Day Word Problems

Dominoes are great tools to help with learning math in grades K-6. Print out this set and then use them to play Domino Math. Click here to get instructions.(www.makinglearningfun.com/themepages/MathDomino.htm)

# Math with Balloons

October 31st, 2016

It’s Monday, October 31, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Balloon Math

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. You can purchase a kit that provides all of these materials (as well as an answer key to the questions) at the website for about \$40. It is not necessary to purchase the kit to do these exercises. You may already have the materials needed, or be able to purchase them less expensively. And just doing the activity is a terrific learning experience – with or without an answer key to the questions.

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!

# Free “File Folder” Math Games

July 18th, 2016

It’s Monday, July 18, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

File Folder Heaven

Age Range: 3-7 (Grades PreK-2, with parental supervision)

“File Folder Activities” is a clever method for organizing games and learning materials so that kids can easily access them.

This site offers free, printable file folder games and activities (created by a Special Education teacher) that help young children and children with disabilities to practice basic skills such as:

• matching
• sorting
• identification of shapes, colors, and numbers
• counting
• beginning math and phonics

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.)