Mathematics Teaching Tools for all age groups
Posted on: September 16, 2011. Comments ( 23 )

For Children of 3 – 5: For Children of 5 – 7:
For Children of 7 – 11 Years For Children of 11 – 16 Years



Mathematics and Science are Subjects that help us understand and enjoy nature. While Mathematics quantifies the rules of nature, often it is difficult to understand certain abstract concepts using pure Text or Written language. And visual representation of concepts help students pick up the abstract ideas faster.

Here is a great resource for different age groups such as 3 to 5, 5 to 7, 7 to 11, 11 to 14 and 15 to 16, and that you as a teacher or parent can use to teach your children of different mathematical concepts using Online and Interactive presentations and Activity based worksheets.

For Children of 3 to 5:

How do you teach a 3 year old child Counting? Counting is a basic function and so understanding of numbers and counting them is essential fundamental for a child. So ask your child to count the number of animals in this picture and color one box for each animal. Or ask your child to help Bo Peep count the number of Goats she has.

Counting is fun. Counting backwards is even more fun. How nice it would be for your child to sing a song to count backwards from 5? Check out the Five Little Speckled Frog video to help your child count backwards.

What about numbers above 5? Yes, you can introduce your child to bigger numbers with characters through a story where she finds the number everywhere. For example, check out The Story of 8 to help your child learn how to form number 8 correctly. Then combine it with some activity based exercise such as Follow the dots to make number 8 , Count the Ladybirds, and burst all balloons with the number 8 on them.

While you can help your child in getting better at Counting with many such exercises on the site, here are some picked by our team: Numbers to 20, Fun Games with Math and Hickety Pickety my red hen song.

As they advance, they must now be introduced to calculations with operations such as Additions and Subtractions or make them understand the number bonding where they can learn to make different ways of making the same number. You can also introduce them to how the numbers progress using the Number Line.

Counting also leads to Order and Sequence and also Patterns. The site offers activities that help children Recognize Patterns and Shapes, Arrange them in Sequence, and Compare them to find out Higher and Lower numbers.

Now that they know the shapes, you can help them play with it and be more creative. Try the Create your picture using the shapes they already know and check what they are able to come up with. Help them watch their favorite character Teletubbies draw different shapes and learn the names of them. For better understanding of real world entities, a 3D shape exercise is also good for them.

Well, you want them to be disciplined; Right? Finish their work on TIME. Wait a minute! Lets firs teach them to read the clock.

Now that they know counting and shapes, it is time to help them learn how to measure things. Teach them how a scale can be used to measure length longer than it. Often you compare objects and people based on their characteristics such as small or big and tall or short. It is essential to know the difference so that they can learn sorting and ordering later. Ask them to try this game where they arrange players according to their height.

For Children of 5 to 7:

New that they are a bit grown up you can expose them to higher numbers: Try this to make them count bigger numbers. Slowly you can learn higher numbers with multiple digits. Try this game where they will be arranging 2 and 3 digit numbers in order.

Expose them to Multiplication with this simple Interactive Matrix where they learn multiplication table visually. You can try this Calculation Balance Game to help them understand how addition, subtraction, multiplication work and combine that with greater/lesser than comparison. After successful learning of numbers of higher value, it is now time to introduce them to Decimal numbers and the best way would be to use a measuring scale to explain them.

You can also take them to next level of number sequencing which will help them spot pattern emerging from sequences; for example, ODD and EVEN numbers.

Following the understanding of 2 digit numbers, you can now take them through higher digits, possibly 4 digits, to explain the THOUSANDS and then as they move on you can help them learn Fractions: doubling, halving and rounding the numbers. For more understanding ask them try these activity based games on Fractions.

You can then expose them to the concept of Function Machine; In other words the concept of Inputs, Process and Output where the Input numbers go through a Process of Calculations and the Output is given at the end of the process. This can help them solve real life problem and to find out that, try this shopping game Toy Sale with an element of problem solving.

For Children of 7 – 11 Years

As humans we always deal with negative numbers in our real life. But as a child when we first expose them to negative numbers, it is a bit difficult to make them understand the need for a negative numbers. So, try to explain them the places and situations where we deal with negative numbers using this video; for example, when we go to basement of a building in a lift.

You should also make them play with more Decimals & Fractions as that would enable them to handle more real life situations. For better understanding, you can ask them try the following activities: Sort the worms, Add Decimals and Word Problems.

For Children of 11 – 16 Years

Building on the knowledge the children have already gained, you can now expose them to more complex concepts:

Introduce them to basic concepts of Algebra by explaining the concept of how letters are used to represent unknown numbers in simple formulae.

Try the different games that help the child understand this substitution concept of a letter for a value. For example, a Dice Game where you ask the child to roll a Red Dice and a Blue Dice and help them understand the value of adding Red value with Blue Value after they roll the dice to get the Total they scored.

This Algebra activity has many such situations that the children will like to be part and makes them learn the concept of Algebra easily. For example, A birthday party and Exam Questions.

As they move on you can also expose them to a bit complex formulas involving Multiplying Out a bracket, for example, samples like 3(x+2) and even Multiplying out two brackets such as (2x+3)(4x+2) using simple matrix forms and animation that makes it a lot easier for children to understand.

Graph and Plotting Graph are an important and integral part of learning Mathematics. You can use this Interactive Activity to explain importance of scale on a graph, plotting point on a scatter graph and how to interpret a scatter graph.

Use this beautiful animated and interactive game where the student can watch real-time graph plotting with real life example of a bath tub (with or without a person in it) and how the water rises over time as the tap is opened with different force levels. This interactive animation helps students understand different variables that act on different aspects in real-life and how the resulting graph looks based on the effect of changing those values.

As they are already exposed to different shapes, it is time now to expose them to the geometrical properties of common shapes and how to measure different aspects of those shapes. This is essential as the children will be faced with using many objects of common shapes and the need to measure them: For example, Area and Perimeter of Circles.

Axial Symmetry is another important aspect where the children learn the difference between horizontal, vertical and diagonal axes and if the shapes symmetrical. From there you can now introduce children, with this Audio/Video tutorial, to shapes of multiple sides: Polygons that include Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Pentagons, Hexagons, Heptagon and Octagon and how line symmetry plays a role in cutting such shapes into two equal parts.

With the shapes of multiple sides comes the concept of Angles and you can use this tutorial to help them learn how to use protractor. You can take the children through a journey of different aspects of Angles such as Supplementary Angles, Vertical Angles and Transversal Angles.

The first Polygon with the lowest number of sides is Triangle. Here is a simple animated and activity based tool for you to teach different types of triangles and also find out if the student has understood them with some interactive exercises.

Want to give exercises so that the children practice and become masters of triangles? Try this triangle resource where you can give them endless sequence of random trigonometry problems to find angles/sides. It also includes on-screen calculator and provides answers so that you can check your answers.

You can also teach them how to translate shapes with vector coordinates and to make it more interesting and entertaining ask them to try this interactive Transformation Golf game where the students will reflect, rotate and translate the ball and move the ball into the hole.

Want to expose children to more complex forms and shapes? Try these: Pentominoes, Nets of Polyhydra, and Tetrahedra.


Comments (23)

 

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    Subbalakshmi says:

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    Akhila says:

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    Seyaduibrahim says:

    i need the information about grade 3 worksheets i cant understand this

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    MANIMEGALAI says:

    Thank u so much for giving this formula,very useful to guide my child

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    Manoharan says:

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    PLEASE send me some math worksheets for std 1 THANKS

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    Firhaj says:

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        Firhaj says:

        thanks for ur prompt reply I will get back to u after i visit the web site with comments how useful was the site to me
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  12.  
    Firhaj says:

    really very interesting subject for children to improve their knowledge in maths.Interesting I will use it to make my child understand hope this will be useful to all children parents.

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    Adishesh says:

    very nice

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    Please tell me how can we download the worksheet

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