# 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.

# Math Fun with Tangram Puzzles

April 11th, 2022

It’s Monday, April 11, 2022, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

The Tangram Channel

A Tangram is an ancient Chinese puzzle made with seven flat pieces called tans. By combining these seven tans, thousands of shapes or pictures can be made that help teach geometric concepts including shape recognition, area, perimeter, symmetry, etc. Plus, it improves problem-solving skills.

This website offers terrific information about Tangrams along with free puzzles and solutions. When you get to the site, read what a Tangram is and read its brief history. Scroll down the page to locate free printables (a link to the Teachers Pay Teachers website where you can join for free and download any free resource).

Then look at the menu at the top of the page and use it to explore:

• Tangram Puzzles
• Tangram Solutions
• Crafts & Activities
• And much more!

This site provides a great way to engage in some hands-on geometry with tangrams!

# 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!

# 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!

# Why Do I Have To Learn Math?

October 26th, 2020

It’s Monday, October 26, 2020, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Motivate – Maths Enrichment for Schools

Age Range: 11-17 (Grades 6-12, with parental supervision)

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 any more, but there are plenty of good suggested activities to stimulate learning over a wide variety of subjects.

# Math Cats: Fall Math Idea Bank

October 12th, 2020

It’s Monday, October 12, 2020, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Math Cats: Fall Math Idea Bank

Age Range: 5-10 (Grades K-5 approximately, with parental supervision)

Fall is here! At this website you’ll find free, fun, fall-themed math activities.

The activities include:

• Leaf Math – Seeking a symmetrical leaf
• Spider Math – Draw a perfectly symmetrical spider.
• Pumpkin Math – Make estimates.

Once you’ve had fun with the fall math activities, check out the rest of this wonderful math website for elementary grade kids. Under Math Cats Explore the World you can access math activities that include:

• Discover EXACTLY how old you are – in hours, minutes, and seconds.
• Try to balance objects – ranging from electrons to galaxies!
• Play 12 math games online!
• Polygon Playground – Explore symmetry and tessellations!
• Math Crafts – Make string art, polyhedra, hexagrams and more!

And many others!