Thursday, August 25, 2016

Website Review: CoolMath Karen

The COOLMATH KAREN websites are filled with motivating math and science learning games, informational resources, and lessons across grade levels.
The CoolMath4Kids website focuses on K-6 mathematics. The lessons/practice section provides step-by step online lessons for basic math concepts including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The geometry and math art section exploring fascinating topics such as tessellations, polyhedra, and fractals. Teacher and parents sections include lesson plans and lots of teaching ideas.
The CoolMath website explores middle and high school math topics. Sections focus on pre-algebra, algebra, and pre-calculus. A practice area provides access to engaging learning games. Finally, the tools and references section provides a math dictionary, survival guide, puzzles, and other resources.
The Science Monster website provides information and learning resources related to astronomy, earth science, life science, physical science, and technology. Each section contains information pages along with learning games.
Librarians will find that although some of the resources are dated or have technical problems, these classic websites remain a useful resource for K-12 students. Without the glitz and polish of newer websites, they instead focus on basic information, simple examples, and fun activities. Math and science teachers will be able to easily align the resources with the K-12 curriculum.
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