PhET Science and Maths Simulations – now an iPad App
Nov09

PhET Science and Maths Simulations – now an iPad App

The PhET website has been a favourite of mine for a long time. Created by the University of Colorado Boulder it hosts a wonderful array of interactive science and maths simulations for students. Recently, many of the simulations have been converted to HTML5 to make them iPad-friendly, and now they’ve released an app too! The app delivers all their HTML5 sims with these extra features: Automatic updates: get the latest HTML5 sims...

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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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App-vent Day 2 : Learn Coordinates with Billy Bug
Dec02

App-vent Day 2 : Learn Coordinates with Billy Bug

Billy Bug and his Quest for Grub is designed to help children learn how to use coordinates in a fun and engaging way. Make short swipes on the screen to move Billy to the given coordinates. Billy is a greedy little bug and will need to be fed ten times! How quickly can you feed Billy? This was always one of my favourite games from the Primary Games suite of resources, and it’s great to see it as an iPad app....

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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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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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Daydream Education Maths Content Pack for your IWB
Jan28

Daydream Education Maths Content Pack for your IWB

Daydream Education have been making wall charts for 14 years and in recent years they have been converting these wall charts into interactive versions that can be displayed on Interactive Whiteboards. Their interactive wallcharts currently cover 10 subjects, Business Studies, D&T, English, Geography, ICT, Maths, Music, P.E, R.E and Science. There are versions of their Interactive Packs for both Primary and Secondary (and Sixth...

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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 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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Virtual Nerd Maths Teaching Videos and Resources
Mar08

Virtual Nerd Maths Teaching Videos and Resources

Virtual Nerd is a selection of dynamic videos and award-winning content that helps boost students’ mathematics skills. The resource aims to help pupils to master algebra and geometry by bringing content to life through images and sound, while making it relevant to 21st Century learning. To celebrate World Maths Day (7 March), the Virtual Nerd interactive whiteboard mathematics lessons are now available free to teachers via Promethean...

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The Faculties : University Lectures for the A-level Curriculum
Feb24

The Faculties : University Lectures for the A-level Curriculum

The Faculties is a free educational resource for secondary schools and aimed particularly at A-level students and teachers. The website provides short films of university lecturers speaking on topics drawn from the A-level curriculum in Maths, English, Biology, Psychology, Chemistry and History. There are currently over 300 podcasts on the site, with more to follow. In bringing the expertise of research scholars into the classroom,...

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