Project Shapeshifter : Create Complex 3D Printed Shapes
Aug23

Project Shapeshifter : Create Complex 3D Printed Shapes

Project Shapeshifter provides an easy way to create complex 3D models in your web browser. Simply tweak the various sliders to  control the object’s shape. Although designed for investigating shapes for 3D printing, this site could also be of use to Maths teachers who want to explore different types of 3D shape with their students. It’s a free tool, so just visit the Project Shapeshifter site and explore!  ...

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Online Logo – A Simple Intro to Coding
Mar19

Online Logo – A Simple Intro to Coding

Online Logo is a simplified online version of the programming language Logo, which can be accessed via a browser. Children can use it to draw shapes by moving the turtle (arrow) around the screen using the simple commands. By moving the turtle around the screen the children can learn about lengths and angles while creating diagrams and patterns. By using the repeat command children can draw shapes such as hexagons, pentagons etc...

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App-vent Day 10: Multiplication Games with Multiple Wipeout
Dec10

App-vent Day 10: Multiplication Games with Multiple Wipeout

Multiple Wipeout is a fun game from Primary Games Ltd. Choose the multiplication fact you need to practise from the front screen, and then pop all the balloons containing a multiple of that fact as fast as you can! Be careful though, clicking on an incorrect multiple will cost you a time penalty. Total time taken plus any penalties will be displayed after each game with the quickest round for each fact being set as a ‘Best Time’. If...

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Happy Numbers – an interactive numeracy website for IWB’s and tablets
Mar26

Happy Numbers – an interactive numeracy website for IWB’s and tablets

Happy Numbers is a new interactive maths resource aimed at young children from reception to Year 2 designed to work on interactive whiteboards as well as tablets and chromebooks. Happy Numbers aims to create connections between targeted skills and develop the foundational learning necessary to understand them. Each skill can be approached it from multiple angles, with various different activities, with the aim of building deeper...

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Room Recess : Educational Games for Primary Numeracy and Literacy
Nov14

Room Recess : Educational Games for Primary Numeracy and Literacy

RoomRecess is a free website which provides flash-based games for Primary/Elementary age children. RoomRecess.com was developed entirely by an elementary school teacher with the goal of reinforcing fundamental learning concepts in math, reading, spelling, language arts, and basic problem solving. The games are fun and engaging. Although I wish there was a way of turning off the rather annoying music! A full-screen option would also be...

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Desmos Graphing Calculator App for iPad
Jun24

Desmos Graphing Calculator App for iPad

The clever folks at Desmos, the free online maths graphing website have just released the first Desmos iPad app! The app allows students, teachers, and math enthusiasts to explore maths through Desmos without the need for an internet connection – or an expensive hand-held graphing calculator. And even better, it’s free! The app features many of the familiar elements of desmos.com, but with dozens of built-in examples, an...

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GameUp UK : Educational Games from BrainPop
Mar04

GameUp UK : Educational Games from BrainPop

Games add a new way to captivate students and help them learn in a manner that’s meaningful for them. The already excellent BrainPOP UK have taken this on board, and added gaming to their repertoire through GameUp UK – their new gaming area. GameUp UK matches high quality BrainPOP content with great learning games – their resources underpin the learning and the associated games actively engage students and extend the learning. From...

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25 Interactive Primary / Elementary Maths Games for your IWB
Jan17

25 Interactive Primary / Elementary Maths Games for your IWB

Dreambox provides a set of free maths tools to use on your interactive whiteboards. There are 25 flash-based interactive resources to use, suitable for KS1 and lower KS2 (Grades K-4) Games include Numbers 1-10, 1-20, Matching Number pairs, Ordering Fractions and fraction addition. Plus many more! These will work on any interactive whiteboard (and even just on a Projector). As a free resource, it’s well worth taking a look and...

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Primary Games Apps – Free Wipeout Wall IOS App for December
Dec05

Primary Games Apps – Free Wipeout Wall IOS App for December

I”m sure many of you already know of the excellent Primary Games resources produced by Mark Cogan, (if you haven’t go take a look). Well he’s also been developing apps for IOS devices, many of which you can see on the Primary Games Apps website. If you want to try out one of the apps, Mark has made the Wipeout Wall (Addition and Subtraction) app free for all of December. No adverts or in-app purchases! The object of...

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KS2 Educational Songs from Mr A, Mr C and Mr D.
Jul11

KS2 Educational Songs from Mr A, Mr C and Mr D.

Mr A, Mr C and Mr D are three Key Stage 2 teachers obsessed with teaching the best they can, often using music as a tool for learning. Their blog contains some of the excellent songs that they have produced, along with lyrics and a download link, so you can use them in your lessons. There are songs for Literacy, Maths and Science, with more songs being added every week. They’re not your ordinary educational songs – some of...

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Primary Maths Lesson Starters from Learning Clip
Jun07

Primary Maths Lesson Starters from Learning Clip

A quick post to share a free set of maths lesson starters from Learning Clip. Quickly generate some mental maths questions to start your numeracy lesson with! You can access the resources here : http://www.learningclip.co.uk/Primary-Maths-Lesson-Starters.htm...

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Learning Spot Lessons : Interactive Whiteboard Content for K-5
May29

Learning Spot Lessons : Interactive Whiteboard Content for K-5

Carson-Dellsoa has recently launched a product called Learning Spot™ Lessons providing content for teachers to use on their interactive whiteboards. The units cover grades K – 5 with topics range from language arts to math and, science. Each Common Core-based unit includes lesson plans, extension activities, state correlations and more. . The units I looked at were currently matched to the US and Canadian standards and I understand...

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