Every child develops differently. Sometimes it’s difficult to determine if your child is developing quickly or if he or she is struggling with skills that seem to come easy for children of the same age. It can be especially hard to guess if the child is the first born, or is an only child. Continue reading
Finding free educational games to challenge your children’s math skills when they get into middle school and high school can be a difficult task. Luckily, I came across a site that integrates important algebra skills with some of kids’ favorite pastimes: sports and action games. Continue reading
This charming game pits the mischievous moon, “Gil” against a star named “Terry”. Gil has taken a letter out of each of Terry’s words and the player must put the words back together again. Kids will enjoy catching the stray letters as they bounce back and forth on the screen and drag them to the correct set of letters to complete a word. He/she may then go to the next level to form some new words. Continue reading
Do you remember the old fashioned, photocopied Mix and Match spelling puzzles in school that presented two sets of word fragments, and you were required to draw a line from one fragment on the left side to its match on the right side to form a complete word? I used to love these games as a child, and now, as an adult, I can appreciate their educational value. Continue reading
Here’s a fun interactive game for children in kindergarten to second grade. Young participants find themselves among trees, mountains and a flower garden as they assume the role of a little boy perched on a rock beside a lake. Fish swim by with numbers painted on their sides. Continue reading
Does your child prefer a coloring book to a math book? Wouldn’t it be great if there was some way to combine the two, so your budding artist could have fun and learn at the same time? Luckily, a wonderful free educational game called Color Your Vacation Multiplication may be just the resource you are looking for. Continue reading
Integer Football is an educational game for children who love football and need to learn the concept of positive and negative numbers. It’s graphical components do a good job of showing kids how a number’s relation to zero impacts addition and subtraction on a number line. Continue reading
If your little one loves baseball and needs to brush up on addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division, Funbrain’s free educational Math Baseball game for school kids may be a homerun for you and your family.
Located at http://www.funbrain.com/math/index.html, the Math Baseball game is a great way to use your child’s favorite pastime to reinforce these vital math skills. The game is simple to understand and puts the child in the position of the player at bat, and he or she is “pitched” a math problem. If it’s answered correctly, the child advances through the bases or gets a homerun. Incorrect answers count as one out.
A valuable free educational resource I just discovered to help my child learn more complex middle school algebra concepts is the Prentice Hall Homework Video Tutor. It’s a comprehensive series of algebra instructional videos ranging from foundation concepts like variables to radical and rational expressions and functions. Continue reading
Presentations, exams, reports … after a rigorous year of advanced classes, I’m ecstatic to say my child is finally out of school for the summer. Sixth grade was a real challenge — he has taken his first cumulative final exams in Math and English, and did well. Continue reading