Math Game Sites That You Might Be Interested In

Math games are an amusing way to add variety to a learning math. Depending on the game, math games are used as review, rewards or even as an introduction to new concepts. The following are some math game sites for homeschoolers:

Math Game Time

Contains games for preK to 7th grade. Apart from being arranged by grade, the games are arranged in a suitable list of skills including probability, multiplication, and fractions. The game’s layout is simple but provides an appealing format for practicing what might seem boring on a worksheet.

Funbrain.com

Among other academic subjects, includes a math arcade. Also, games are arranged by grade level K-8.

Number Nut

Games are an online quiz rather than a real game. The site is easily navigable and features many math skills. The home page outlines all the key topics.

Toy Theater

Among other subjects, has a math category. Although the games are graphically simple, they are very attractive.

Other online game sites that you might be interested in are Multiplication.com, Illuminations, and Math is Fun, Hooda Math, Arcademic Skill Builders and Math Playground.

Reference

https://jimmiescollage.com/10best-math-games/

http://www.mathgametime.com/blog/2012/08/top-math-game-websites-for-kids/

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Which Cool Jobs Require Math Learning?

Every person wants to be associated with children who dream big. Kids want to be baseball players, dancers, pilots, zoo keepers, sculptors, and veterinarians–only their imagination can limit them. Therefore, teachers and parents have the task of giving them the tools they require to realize those dreams. Learning math is one of those tools. The following are cool jobs that require math learning:

Animator

In animation, art and math go hand in hand like marshmallow fluff and peanut butter. Algebra creates a special effect, making images to shine. On the other hand, trigonometry helps move and rotate characters.

Game designer

Video game or board designing is a cool job. Everyone would want to playtest Candyland, Clue or Monopoly. All game designers need to understand game theory which is a branch of applied mathematics. If you are an aspiring video programmer, consider studying calculus, physics, and trigonometry.

Robotics engineer

Robotics engineers test, maintain and design robots. It is a growing industry and chances of being employed are high. Look for mathematics books if you want to start designing a house-cleaning robot.

Jet fighter pilot

The life of a jet fighter pilot seems miles far from a math classroom. In movies like, “Top Gun,” pilots seem to streak through the sky without figuring out the speed and direction of wind or not calculating the amount of fuel they have left. On the fly, however, pilots complete major mathematics problems.

Other jobs that require math learning are a sports announcer and professional photographer.

How to Make Learning Math Fun

Math is a hit or miss subject. When it comes to learning it, there is no middle ground. To help students understand math concepts, teachers must find ways to better teach the subject. The following ways make the learning of math fun:

Enthusiasm

Teachers should show the same amount of enthusiasm for math that they want to see from students. Educators need to show enthusiasm for math and find ways to incorporate it into lessons. If teachers perceive math as daunting and boring, so will students

Engaging materials

A teacher must use entertaining and fun materials when teaching math. Teachers working with elementary school students should ensure they have fun counting materials, such as colored beads, fruit snacks or small cereal. Since many students are visual learners, having tangible items to work with make their understanding of the mathematical concepts better.

Real-world applications

Students must know how math is applied to everyday life. Teachers must come up with story problems that show how math is used in various situations. Use video games, dance, and sports as a way of drawing students into the math application process.

Technology

Teachers can use technology to teach math lessons. Today, many students are attracted to new technology and find learning on a smart board or a tablet fun. Use of technology in math classes helps students not only to learn math but also to know how technology can be used in our everyday lives.

References

https://education.cu-portland.edu/blog/classroom-resources/5-ways-to-make-learning-math-fun/

https://www.themeasuredmom.com/how-to-make-math-fun-for-kids-ages-8-12/

https://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/development/intellectual/make-learning-math-fun/

What is Computer Vision?

 

Computer vision is a computer science field that enables a computer to sees and process images as human do and then provide the proper output. This is the same as assigning human intelligence and instincts to a computer. From the engineering perspective, computer vision seeks to automate tasks that can be done by the human visual system.

Computer vision tasks comprise methods for obtaining, processing, analyzing and understanding digital images. It also includes extraction of high-dimensional data to produce symbolic or numerical information, e.g., in the forms of decisions. In this context, understanding means the transformation of visual images into world’s descriptions that can interface with people’s thought processes.

The goal of a computer vision is not only to see but also to process and offer useful results based on the observation. A computer, for example, could create a 3-D image from a 2-D image, like those in cars. Usually, cars are fitted with computer vision that identifies and distinguish object around and on the road, such as traffic signs, pedestrians, and traffic lines and so on. If there is a sudden obstacle on the road, computer vision could provide inputs to the driver or make the car stop.

References

https://www.sciencedaily.com/terms/computer_vision.htm

https://www.techopedia.com/definition/32309/computer-vision