Archive for the ‘Math’ Category
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. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
Khan Academy (khanacademy.org) brings a whole new dimension to free educational math tools. It’s a huge compilation of high-quality video tutorials by reputable instructors on subjects for kids in middle school, through high school, and even into college. If your child is in any of these grades, or even younger, this is definitely a site to become familiar with as soon as possible, because it can act as an interactive reference through many years of your child’s intellectual development. The site boasts more than 141,600,000 lessons and continues to grow.
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It’s that time of year again in the Florida educational system — time for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests (FCAT). Although there’s always controversy as to whether or not there’s too much emphasis put on the results and too much stress put on youngsters, there’s no disputing the fact that the tests are a requirement and we all want our kids to do well on them. Read the rest of this entry »
In a recent search for free educational quizzes on the volume of prisms, cones and other 3D figures for my son’s upcoming 6th grade math test, I found myself surfing for hours for a suitable resource to help him study.
Although I found some games that touched upon the skills I was looking for, nothing really hit the target. Out of desperation, I realized it would be quicker to take advantage of my programming skills and whip up a web application myself. A few hours later, my 3D Volume Quiz was born!! Read the rest of this entry »