The site offers
all kinds of FREE, fun ways to learn basic math skills for grades Pre-K
through high school. It has grown and changed so much since our original
review, that it is well worth another visit.
When you get to the site, you'll see a picture-menu that includes (listed
here in alphabetical order):
Click on any one and a new page opens with an explanation of what you will
find in that section, along with instructions and a linked index for
accessing activities and/or materials to learn or practice math skills. The
content here is amazing. You could easily spend weeks exploring it. And
while much of what is offered are really math lessons, they are presented in
a way that engages learning with photographs, illustrations, and interesting
text. For example, here is the introduction to Algebra from the website:
"In a way it is like a game where you get somewhere by running, jumping or
finding secret doors, but with Algebra you play with letters, numbers and
symbols. And once you learn some of the 'tricks', it becomes a fun challenge
to work out how to use your skills in solving each 'puzzle'."
After reading that description, what kid wouldn't be curious enough to give
Algebra a try?
If you look at the menu on the far left side of the screen, you'll see the
same topics from the picture-menu divided into sections that ease
utilization. Look under the title "Other Bits" to find the "Subject Index."
Click on that, and a new page opens listing the offerings by grade range
from PreK-2, 3-6, 7-9, and 10 and up.
Below the main picture-menu on the landing page, you'll find some featured
math activities, along with a "Teacher's Page" that provides suggestions for
inspiring math students in traditional classrooms that can be tweaked to use
in the homeschool environment.
There are lots of interactive puzzles, games, and demonstrations here that
will enhance any math curriculum, passion, remediation, or curiosity.