Teaching a 9-year old

What should a 9-year old learn?

This blog post is a work in progress.


Math 1: Adapted Mind http://www.adaptedmind.com/

Grades K-6. Also great for Reading.


Math: IXL https://www.ixl.com/


Math 2: Bing's Multiplication Table http://www.bing.com/search?q=multiplication+table

  • Click "Quiz me!"
  • Set difficulty to 20
  • First, fill in the answers based on your memory or calculating the math in your head.
  • Then, check your answers by adding the appropriate number (for that row) to the square directly to the left of your current square (the first square in the row should be the same number as the blue square to its left)
  • Try not to leave any squares blank
  • When done, click Submit
  • Share your grade with your teacher/parent


Typing 1: Learn Typing


Typing 2: Keyboarding Games


Typing 3: Ratatype


Computer Science 1: Code Combat

(Note: At this point, the 9-year old in this lesson plan has graduated from Code.org, Scratch, Light Bot, Code Monkey, and Kodu. She is learning professional programming languages.)


Computer Science 2: Small Basic

BOOK: I also wrote this book that teaches students Small Basic (works for age 9-11 with supervision; 12+ with little to no supervision):


Computers: Digital Literacy


NOTE: This is a K-12 site that's great for reading and some math and other subjects: http://www.starfall.com/index.htm?


This blog post is a work in progress. Please leave a comment if you have any ideas or suggestions for teaching 9-year olds, using free online awesomeness.

- Ninja Ed