September 12, 2010 -- From Steve, a reader from Gainesville, FL, who is affiliated with the site.
Math tricks and games for kids.
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Math tricks and games for kids.
Uncle Math provides configurable platform to practice math table, whole number, decimal and fraction related problems. It captures intermediate steps and results. The math pad helps the kids to locate the mistake in the solution or complete the solution.
I found this site recently. It’s so helpful and I thought it’s maybe useful for others also.
It is a free site I made for my elementary technology students to go to when they finished their lessons for the day and earned free time. It focuses on Math, Reading and Logical Thinking Skills by providing fun games for the children.
Hope you find it useful,
An Elementary Tech Teacher in Ohio
Free math worksheets, math games, online quizzes, video lessons and eBook downloads for learning and taching kindergarten, preschool,1st to 6th grade.
www.sensible-math-education.com is a resource for parents to help guide their children through math courses. Parents can learn what are the vital math topics their child should master in every grade, and also get help in igniting their child’s interest in math.
Lots of ideas for how to teach math at home, through baking or playing games like Cribbage or Chutes and Ladders, and tips and resources, like free worksheets, for math skills development.
The site is very appropriate and educational. In fact I found out about the site in my math class last year in sixth grade.
This is all about making mathematics fun for kids. You know how dragging and perceptibly difficult math can be for kids, they tend to be intimidated by it. But now, you can spark your kids’ interest in math by making use of the free resources in this site.
One day at the beach in Costa Rica my daughter and I were digging in the sand making sandcastles when we ran across a live sand dollar. Finding a dead exoskeleton would have been exciting but finding a live sand dollar was unbelievable!
We held it in our hands and felt the tiny hairs on the underside of it’s body tickle our skin ans the animal tried to get away from us and wiggle it’s way back down into the sand. We turned it over and watched it’s mouth moving in the center of it’s flat body.We set it down in the sand and watched it filter sand and water through it’s body and out the five holes that radiate out from the center.
Then we started to feel just under the surface of the sand as the tide washes the waves back and forth and began to find more sand dollars. At first we found one or two. Then we found them by the tens. We soon realized that there were hundreds, thousands and possibly millions of sand dollars right there on that beach.
Talk about a teaching moment!
We spent the rest of the day observing, drawing, measuring and counting sand dollars. This lens is about the math that can be learned at the beach while observing sand dollarsl
Pick the biggest pumpkin you can find. Cut off the top and smell the fresh pumpkin smell. Carving a Jack O’Lantern leads into a mathematical unit study of place value that incorporates all five senses.
Counting pumpkin seeds into groups of 10′s, 100′s etc. helps children understand our decimal system and prepares them in a concrete way to understand higher level math.
Scoop out those seeds, roast them if you like and count your way into a concrete understanding of place value.