Games - Math practice web site?

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Games - Math practice web site?

Unread post by baileymom » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:20 pm

jasntas wrote:I am setting up web sites that my dc can visit while I'm working with the other one. I have spelling and phonics but I can't find a free site for math. There is a site called IXL.com that I really like but it's $10 a month. I wouldn't mind paying something like $20 a year but $120 a year is a little steep IMHO. I plan to use an online program for math drills but would like something that covers other math concepts as well such as time and money.

We have a laptop with a wireless connection so the child on the computer is still in the same room with me and I keep an eye on what he/she is playing. :) Last year I didn't let them go online and they were stuck with the CD-ROM games that we have had forever. So I've been looking for something to change up computer time but without the cost.
my husband has been known to hang out here: http://www.coolmath-games.com/ with our kids! (not sure if it's something i'd let them go on on their own though)
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Re: O/T Does anyone know of a 'free' math practice web site?

Unread post by asheslawson » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:56 pm

I just started tutoring a little boy to help him get ready to go back to school....I am thankful for homeschooling because our school system is way behind and he is struggling with some concentration problems so he is even further behind...I put together a list of sites that I have found and used... to share with his family when he goes back to school...here are some sites I found (there are tons) - I held a summer 'clinic' so to speak at my house to give the kids some brain work during this heat wave because all of the neighbor kids show up here too...so I found many great sites as I was not going to buy materials to do this for free. Here are the math sites... most of these are printables - several have games and online options to do the math practices (math fact cafe has some where if you click the "?" you get a worksheet, if you click the boxed letter "F" it gives you flashcards, the pencil gives you the online fill-in option and then there is an answer key (if you click the key):

Math Sites:
http://www.kidzone.ws/math/index.htm

http://www.kidzone.ws/math/index.htm

http://mathfactcafe.com/default.aspx

http://www.freemathworksheets.net/

http://www.helpingwithmath.com/

http://www.edonyourown.com/math/math.html

Counting money / Telling time:
Pennies:
http://homeschooling.about.com/od/freep ... 1print.htm

Nickels:
http://homeschooling.about.com/od/freep ... rint_5.htm

Dimes:
http://homeschooling.about.com/od/freep ... 2print.htm

Quarters:
http://homeschooling.about.com/od/freep ... rint_3.htm

Counting money / Telling time worksheets:
http://mathfactcafe.com/time/timemoney.aspx

Clock w/hands to attach with prong fastener:
http://www.eduplace.com/math/mthexp/g3/ ... g3_125.pdf

Hope these help - ash
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Re: O/T Does anyone know of a 'free' math practice web site?

Unread post by cfam6 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:43 pm

My daughter used to love doing these every week. They have other subjects (for pay), but Math is free 1st through 5th grade:

http://www.beestar.org/index.jsp

They give out "medals" and have awards for each week's competition. It's not and endless supply of problems, but it's fun!
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Re: O/T Does anyone know of a 'free' math practice web site?

Unread post by Poohbee » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:02 pm

I like Sheppard Software: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/

It has math games, but there are also lots of other games for other subjects. It's a fun, free website.
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Re: O/T Does anyone know of a 'free' math practice web site?

Unread post by asheslawson » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:57 am

jasntas wrote:Thank you everyone. They have all been great ideas.

And thank you Ash! I am thankful that you listed these sites as well. Even if I can't use some of them, others can! If you think of any other online educational game sites, go ahead and list them. :) I really don't need any more worksheets as writing around here is a big issue. :~

If you or anyone else has any more ideas, please keep sharing. :-)
Hi Tammie...
Some of those sites I listed do have games as well - or online worksheets that you can try to speed up your time and the computer checks it - but it is many printable sites. I'm glad I checked back in here though - I am always looking for more fun games that I don't mind them playing and there are some good sites listed here. I am going to incorporate those game sites into my list - if you guys don't mind?? I'm kicking off a program, through our public school, this fall to help encourage our parents to work with their children at home. Our public school is rated very low and even when they were rated higher a few years ago (when my 10 year old and my 4 older kids, who have now all graduated, were in public school) I was shocked at the level of the work compared to a school district I'd moved from or what I'd done in school. That is why I am trying to start a group of parents who will start working with their children at home after school. Truthfully - I am thankful that our school district is struggling - weird right? I don't know if I would have ever considered - or even had the confidence to homeschool otherwise - and it is the best thing I have ever done in my life!

Anyways... Some of the multi-subject sites do have games. Here are a few I found with games:

http://schoolexpress.com/fwsindex.php

http://www.ezschool.com/Games/index.html

http://prek-8.com/

Also...I checked our your blog...cute ideas - I really enjoyed seeing some of the things you guys did in ECC! Thanks for listing that in your siggy...I will check back in on your blog later - my kids enjoy seeing what other MFW kids are doing. Have a great day - ash
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Computer Games Websites

Unread post by mamatormsl » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:55 pm

kacairo1 wrote:Can anyone send me a list of good educational websites for computer games. I used to have a few on hand and then lost my "bookmarks" and have forgotten some of them. I have preschool through early elementary. Thanks!
My kids FAVORITE Multiplication website.

http://www.multiplication.com

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Re: Computer Games Websites

Unread post by 1974girl » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:20 pm

Ok...here are the sites I love.

www.bigiqkids.com (just do the free math part) You set the parameters of their drill. Then they get "coins" to play a game afterwards.

www.uptoten.com (this haseducational games for kids up to ten years old)

www.dancemattyping.com (free keyboarding program for kids 7-11)

www.starfall.com (used in public schools a lot)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/sciencecli ... _8_9.shtml (I know long website but it is a great science website for kids 4-11)
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Re: Computer Games Websites

Unread post by katshu » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:13 am

We are longtime fans of SpellingCity! It's been great for both of my boys, ages 12 and 7. They both used Starfall back in the day.

We have used both the free and the paid versions of BigIQKids...but we don't currently have a paid subscription. Another GREAT website, with tons of online educational games, is http://www.learninggamesforkids.com . Tons of games, covering so many subjects. Totally free. :)

Katie

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