# Learning Math with Hieroglyphs!

December 13th, 2021

Let’s Play Math: Math with Egyptian Hieroglyphs!

Grades 2 & up, with parental supervision

This terrific blog (by a homeschool mom) offers a series of free math challenges using hieroglyphs.

Designed for younger students (about 8-14), you’ll find several links to resources that include

• Hieroglyphic Addition & Subtraction -This downloadable and printable pdf offers a few fun math problems in hieroglyphs for kids.
• Ten Hieroglyphs Lessons – Learn more about hieroglyphs with ten free lessons including a lesson on “Numbers and Dates.”

From the main page, you can click on links to these other fun math activities too –

• The Secret of the Pharaoh’s Treasure
• The Mysterious Temporal Freeze
• The Secret of Egyptian Fractions
• The Puzzling Pythagorean Pebbles

Want more? Explore this website…

Eyelid Productions: Ancient Egyptian Number Hieroglyphs

This commercial and ad-supported website is a treasure trove of Ancient Egyptian history that contains a small section devoted to number hieroglyphs complete with a few math problems you can solve using hieroglyphs. It’s geared for ages 10-16, and offers a fun way to learn a little math and history. Be sure to explore the rest of this site that includes information on pyramids, temples, kings and queens, mummification, etc.

Have fun!

# Create & Print Math Worksheets & Puzzles!

September 20th, 2021

Fuel The Brain

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:

• 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!

# Fun Online Math Games for K-5!

August 9th, 2021

LearningGamesForKids.com – Free Online Math Games for Kids & More

This ad-supported website archives learning games for Math and every other subject – all accessible for FREE!

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of interactive math games sorted by grade range for K-5, and you can select by math strand as well including:

• Subtraction
• Multiplication
• Division

You can select random math games, too.

The arcade-style games are engaging with sounds like blips, beeps, and buzzes to encourage play.

When you’re through playing math games, check out the menu on the left side of the screen where you will find interactive learning games for the following subjects:

• Animals
• Educational Songs
• Health
• Art and Music
• Vocabulary
• Spelling
• Literature
• Geography
• Social Studies
• Science
• And More!

You’ll also find a selection of games for preschoolers, keyboarding games, educational videos, printables, etc.

# Summer Fun Arcade & Video Game Style Math Games!

July 19th, 2021

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.).

# Sharpen Math Skills with Online Games and more

May 17th, 2021

HoodaMath

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:

• 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.

# Challenging Daily Math Puzzle

May 10th, 2021

KenKen Math Puzzles

Grades 2 and up, with parental supervision

This ad-supported website provides free KenKen math puzzles. What’s a KenKen? It’s a logic puzzle that mixes a Sudoku puzzle and arithmetic. It was invented by a Japanese mathematics instructor, Tetsuya Miyamoto. His goal was to improve his students’ math and logic skills.

As explained on the website:

“KenKen is a grid-based numerical puzzle that uses the basic math operations—addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division—while also challenging your logic and problem-solving skills. By altering the size of a KENKEN grid, from 3 x 3 up to 9 x 9, and employing different combinations of the math operations, five different difficulty levels can be generated, and a seemingly endless number of puzzles. In a way, KenKen is like a game of chess: The more you think ahead to your next move and consider all the possible outcomes, the better you’ll get—and the smarter you’ll become!”

When you get to the website you’ll see the puzzles of the day. If you’re unfamiliar with KenKen, click on “How To Play” on the menu at the top of the page. You’ll not only read an explanation of how to play, but you can follow a step-by-step tutorial. Then, test your skills with the daily puzzles.

Bookmark the site to return each day for the daily puzzles, or sign up (as a teacher) to receive the free newsletter and a set of KenKens will be emailed to you weekly.

Note: You can also purchase a Premium Membership, that allows you to use the puzzles ad-free. Details at the website.