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The parents' guide to what's in this website.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that A Maths Dictionary for Kids is a dictionary and chart website for grade school to entry-level high school students that helps explain terms and concepts with words and visuals. As long as kids can read -- or have the content read to them -- they will find some helpful tips, from the basics of rounding numbers and math operations to fractions, ratios, and statistics. There is some interactivity here (move this shape here, insert a number there) but for the most part it's not as flashy as many of the popular sites geared for kids. Still, the printable charts are colorful and present concepts in alternative ways. Since this site is Australian-based, some of the vocabulary and spelling may be unfamiliar to non-Australian kids. A Maths Dictionary for Kids can be a helpful resource for kids seeking a better understanding of math terms and concepts.
What's it about?
Enter the site from the main page and either search for definitions by words (A-Z) that you want to know their definition, or go to the charts main page and search charts by title (topics and subtopics). Once you click on a word, the definition will appear on the right side of the screen with some type of image or interactive feature, while the full word list remains on the left. If you're choosing the charts, same steps apply. Any of the definitions or charts can be printed by clicking the print icon at the bottom of the screen.
Is it any good?
A Maths Dictionary for Kids can be very useful for kids, parents, and teachers to help supplement math lessons with definitions and charts on a wide variety of math concepts. Kids from grade school to early high school (as well as parents who have forgotten certain math concepts that kids bring home in their homework) will find useful definitions and interactive explanations, as well as colorful, creative charts to help clarify or reinforce school lessons. Even younger kids who can't yet read may be able to learn basic math concepts here with a parent's help. The charts on this no-ad (at the time of this review) site can also be printed for educational-only, non-commercial use. An excellent math (or maths, depending upon where you live) resource.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about why using A Maths Dictionary for Kids to approach math concepts they've not yet mastered in new ways may be helpful. How might a definition or a chart help you understand percentages or addition?
Ask your kid to talk about which math lessons they've been taught in school so far this year that have been most difficult to learn, or which ones they still aren't quite sure about. Then go to A Maths Dictionary for Kids and look up those specific topic definitions and charts together.
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