Posts Tagged ‘symmetry’

Tangrams!

August 10th, 2020

 

It’s Monday, August 10, 2020, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Tangram Channel

(www.tangram-channel.com/)

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

 

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!

Free multi-media math games

April 27th, 2020

 

It’s Monday, April 27, 2020, and time for Math at

ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Calculation Nation

(calculationnation.nctm.org/)

Age Range: 8-14 (Grades 3-8 approximately, with parental supervision)

 

This fun, free, multi-media math games website is brought to you by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and helps students “investigate significant mathematical content and practice fundamental skills.”

The competitive style play allows students to challenge themselves by playing against the computer, or they can play the games with other members of the Calculation Nation forum. The latter requires registration (it’s free).

When you get to the site, choose the guest pass link to test-drive the games or register to access all features of the site. Then, enjoy games such as: 

  • Square Off – Learn about perimeter and area as you try and capture the most spaceships.
  • Factor Dazzle – Try to stump your opponent by choosing numbers for them to factor that are harder than your own.
  • Fraction Feud – Create larger or smaller fractions than your opponent to win.
  • Slam Ball – Use your knowledge of angles, symmetry, and reflections to collect the most points on a given path.
  • Ker-Splash – Use algebra to manipulate your beach ball to roll over the most new terms.
  • And more!

Read the “About Games” section to get a brief summary of the games and the type of math skills you need to play them. As the website explains, “Calculation Nation is part of the NCTM Illuminations project, which offers Standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students.”

Multimedia Math Glossary for K-6

April 6th, 2020

 

It’s Monday, April 6, 2020, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Multimedia Math Glossary

(www.hbschool.com/glossary/math2/)

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

 

This website, developed by Harcourt School Publishers, offers a free, multimedia math glossary. It helps students understand math terms and concepts using colorful animated pictures, drawings, graphs, and simple text.

When you get to the site, use the menu at the top to explore the site by grade level, or simply search for a math term alphabetically. Use the menu on the left side of the screen to further refine your search. Once you find the term you are looking for – click on it – and the term, along with a description and an illustration or animation, appears on the screen. For example: 

  • Grade K – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: above, below, add, bar graph, circle, equals, less, minus, same, triangle, under, etc.
  • Grade 1 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: addition sentence, between, centimeter, even numbers, fractions, greater than, hour hand, line of symmetry, minus, etc.
  • Grade 2 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: addend, congruent figures, divide, fact family, gram, perimeter, sphere, sum, etc.
  • Grade 3 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: acute angle, cube, decimal, Celsius, Fahrenheit, equilateral triangle, line segment, liter, numerator, obtuse triangle, etc.
  • Grade 4 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: analog clock, associative property of addition, cardinal number, gallon, kilogram, negative numbers, probability, etc.
  • Grade 5 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: absolute value, commutative property of multiplication, denominator, exponent, hypotenuse, inverse operation, pi, ray, scientific notation, etc.
  • Grade 6 – See multimedia illustrations of math terms such as: algebraic expression, coordinate plane, Fibonacci Sequence, Golden Ratio, Pythagorean Theorem, rhombus, square root, theoretical probability, x-axis, y-coordinate, etc.

This is a great tool to enhance any study of math. It also offers an interesting way to introduce various math terms and concepts without intimidation.

Gingerbread Man Math

December 23rd, 2019

 

It’s Monday, December 23, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Gingerbread Man Math

(www.mathwire.com/themes/themegb.html)

Age Range: 5-13 (Grades 1-8, 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
  • Gingerbread Man Games
  • Gingerbread Man Problem solving
  • 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 2, 2020. Happy Holidays!

Free math games, interactives and printables

December 16th, 2019

 

It’s Monday, December 16, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Fuel The Brain

(www.fuelthebrain.com/)

Age Range: 5-8 (Grades K-3, with parental supervision)

 

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: 

  • Addition
  • 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!

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.

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