Copyright 2006 Julie Shepherd Knapp |

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The Homeschool Diner's Guide toHomeschooling by SubjectMath for Homeschoolers Many Ways to Practice Math Factsand Other Skills by Julie Shepherd knapp, copyright 2006Fun Ways to Practice Math FactsMultiflyer - correct fuel your space ship (click “play on-line”)Math Majong -- a "less-frantic" free online math game to practice math facts from Sheppard Software, also Multiples Frenzy (a shooting game)Mutliplication Tunnel Blaster -- blast your way thru barriersCyber Challenge -- how many math facts can you do in 60 seconds?, start your own "personal best" column, great for kids who like to "race" Timez Attack -- for purchase from Big Brainz, a 3D RPG game where you use math facts to open locked doors and battle ogres, free demo available PlayKidsGames.com - Multiplication Tunnel BlasterLearningPlanet.com -- Math MayhemA+Math – three games for math facts (add/sub/mult/div)BBC SkillsWise – many games for basic skills (K-12)Multiplication.com -- sells various products to help with math, also has collected many free multiplication games to play online FunBrain Math Arcade -- (1st - 6th) all sorts of math gamesMath Games -- a list from the Living Math website24 math game -- given 4 numbers, get 24 using any combo of addition, subtraction, division, or multiplication (can use regular deck of cards) Mythmatical Battles -- a mythology trading card type game that requires players to use math facts to calculate attack strength, damage, etc., That Quiz -- simple timed quizzes, gives number wrong, right, time usedBoardGameGeek.com -- "Games to improve your math skills" -- no online games, but a great run-down of what's available out there in "Gameville" School House Rock -- their award-winning "Multiplication Rock" songs have been helping kids since the 70's, skip-counting songs and more Times Tales -- memorize the times tables with picture stories (mnemonics)Times Tables and Addition The Fun Way by City Creek -- memorizemath facts with a storybook (each number is a character in the story), pictures and stories allow the students to associate a mental image with the math fact, storybook, workbook, audio tapes sold separately, good for students who aren't successful with rote memorization Brownie Skip Counter and Math Multi-Pies -- creative hands-on math fun from The Toy Maker (also lots of fold-able paper shapes) Teach Your Child the Multiplication Tables with Dazzling Patterns, Grids, and Tricks by Eugenia Francis -- designed to help students memorize multiplication facts by having them count groups of objects, fill in grids, complete equations, and note patterns, sample pages online Shut the Box -- a dice game where players roll two dice, trying to match the numbers on tiles, the two numbers rolled can be used in any way (separately, added, subtracted, divided, or multiplied) to try to match the remaining tiles, can also be played with home-made numbered pieces of paper, or with playing cards (where jacks are 11 and queens are 12) Teen-friendly Flash Cards -- these have great visuals to help remember math facts, created by a teacher, Joel Harrison, in Orange County, CA Calculation Tips -- fun and cool tips and tricks using math facts, from the Math Forum at Drexel University Times Trick -- an interesting multiplication method to mull overSome kids have a terrible time remembering math facts. For some, the reason is that they are visual-spatial learners -- check out the Diner section on Homeschooling V-S Learners for more info. Worksheets and Drills for Practicing SkillsHomeschoolMath.net -- (1st - 6th) free worksheet generators Math Skills Trainer -- free online timed drills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division MathMatic -- downloadable software for several types of drills and worksheet generators, free limited version available to try out Math Worksheets World -- free math worksheet-maker (subscribing gives access to many more worksheets). Rainforest Maths -- free online (fun) interactive worksheets (K - 6)Fraction Summaries -- nice reference pages to help remember proceduresFun Ways to Practice Other Math SkillsFunBrain.com Change Maker – be an international cashierShop Till You Drop -- practice mental math in a shopping game (in English pounds, but the idea is the same :-) Funbrain.com Connect the Dots –number practice for pre-K/K, including “by 2’s”, etc (on-line and printable) The Number Balance - teddy bears on a see-saw show additionNumber Clothesline -- hang shirts in increasing order, 1 - 10, odds, evensAnimal Count -- counting fun for preschoolersBobble -- get three in a row of the same color to clear away bobblesDot to Dot -- from ABCTeach (scroll down past the ads to find even more!)Math Cat’s Crafts– symmetry, geostringart, etc (PreK-6th)The Coin-U-Lator -- a hand-held game that teachers coin recognition, adding and subtracting money thru games Aunty Math - K - 5 math challenges from the Dupage Children's MuseumABC LearnOnline Count on Us– great math games for pre-K/K3-D Maze -- use the arrow keys and space bar to navigate thru a mazeFunBrain Math Arcade -- (1st - 6th) all sorts of math gamesTackle Math Ball -- choose teams and play a free 5 minute game, solve math equations to gain yardage, addition, subtraction, and multiplication Football Math -- a free lesson plan for middle school or higher Learning from Baseball -- from TeacherFirst.com, links to lesson plans, websites, and online games that center on baseball, focus on math, science, or history... or create your own Baseball Unit Study Franklin Institute On-line - open-ended problem solvingAbacus - interactive tutor, history, applicationsNational Library of Virtual Manipulatives - all operationsFraction Shapes by Cynthia Lanius -- fractions don't have to be pie-shaped! Have fun working with other shapes Probabilities in the game of Monopoly -- play to winRainForest Math -- (K - 6th) free online review of concepts skills practiceFun Mathematics Lessons by Cynthia LaniusSongs for Teaching -- educational math songs, many topics, free sample clips, pay for downloads Number Balls for Roman numeralsRags to Riches -- solve easy algebra equations to "win" moneyNumber Balls for Algebra 1 --a fast-paced algebra game |

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