## Can I colour Maths? — 21/12/2016

#teammagicalmaths @MrLsMathsApps Can I colour Maths? The children in my class always love it when I connect the Ipad to the projector and then know we are going to play a game (if we had a class set of Ipads I know that would be the best reward for good behaviour ever!). There are lots of […]

## Have you seen Qwizdom Oktopus? The Student Collaboration Software! — 25/10/2015

Guestblogger: TanyaDeMots Introduction: What is Oktopus? Oktopus is a multi-purpose software designed for touch displays, interactive whiteboards and projectors. Just like its cephalopod mollusk namesake, Oktopus is able to reach out and grab student attention from many directions. Extending its long (virtual) suction cup arms, students are pulled into the classroom lesson. The whimsical name alludes […]

## A truly visual teacher resource for a lesson on Prime Numbers, LCM and HCF! — 18/08/2014

Guest Blogger: @mathstermaths From the very nice people at Mathster comes two very visual ways of explaining two of the most complicated routines in Maths – finding the LCM and HCF of two or more numbers using Prime Factors. These are completely interactive, these two ‘visuals’ can be explored at length by your students. A great […]

## Have you seen this big calculator online? Free to download and use interactively in the classroom! — 06/08/2014

Guest Blogger: @malc_henderson Free Online Graphing Calculator When I started teaching my students how to use their calculator, standing at the front of the class holding one in my hands and asking them to find this button and that button.  Then going through instructions on how to use it to its potential. Well when I […]

## Start a Maths lesson with a football penalty shoot out! GOOOOAAALLL! — 14/06/2014

Football and Maths All credit goes to math-play.com who created these great resources. I used the games below with a low ability group to celebrate the start of the recent world cup and it went down a treat. A great atmosphere was created at the start of the lesson as learners answered Maths questions on solving […]

## Mathster – Is this the MyMaths killer? — 14/05/2014

Guestblogger: @mathstermaths Mathster is a brand new website launched at the end of last year. Aimed at UK curriculum mathematics from primary to secondary, the site was nominated for a BETT award within a month of its release. Here is a detailed look at what the site can do. Question Bank At the heart of Mathster […]

## OMG! This is probably the best way to get your kids to practice their Maths times tables! Flappy Maths! — 15/04/2014

Math Game I came across this on twitter and had to post it on the site! I will put my hands up and admit that I was addicted to flappy birds for a week or two (Highest score 98). So when I found this adaptation from Mathster to help get kids to learn their times […]

## Have you seen these two Innovative FREE online games to support maths at EYFS & KS1? — 09/02/2014

Guest Blogger: ShrekTheTeacher Having struggled to find any maths games that children go back to again and again, I have created two myself that I hope will make a difference… I have focussed on recognising numerals, matching them with quantities, and ordering…skills that take plenty of practise! The games use very simple on screen controls, allowing […]

## The addictive way to past your time! Pop bubble wrap as a reward at the end of a lesson! — 24/12/2013

Popping and playing with bubble wrap is a popular past time for many and this is an addictive resource that will keep you busy for hours and hours! Why not use this as a reward at the end of a lesson on the interactive whiteboard. Try click on the fresh sheet option and listen to […]

## Right people you have “X” days “X” hours “X” seconds before you….! A great count down resource! — 24/11/2013

“Right pupils you have X days X hours X seconds until…..” This is a great resource to use in your classroom, using your interactive whiteboard to display a countdown given an input date. It is very useful to show how long a class has before an exam or perhaps how many days they have before […]

## 99% of people answer this question wrong! The best counting triangles starter ever! — 10/11/2013

The best triangles counting starter solution The documents needed for this engaging counting triangles starter can be downloaded below. We have all seen these counting shape type activities doing the rounds on Facebook and Twitter and we are all aware of how much discussion that they create on these social networking sites, subsequently, I decided […]

## Such a simple addition and subtraction game but yet so effective at improving Addition and Subtraction! Warning: Addictive! — 28/10/2013

Online Math Games The use of Math games are proving to be a hit in educational environments across the globe. Teachers and parents are finding that the use of Math games is a way in which you can get your learners to get highly engaged with their mathematical learning. Motivation is key in Maths and […]

## Top 10 Interactive Whiteboard Resources That Every Teacher Should Use! Interactive! — 27/10/2013

Interactive whiteboard resources Using the interactive whiteboard effectively is an area that most teachers would love to develop their skill set in. However, make sure when developing resources that you check to see if it is already available on the web. It is pointless spending hours reinventing the wheel when you can download an interactive […]

## Numeracy in your lesson, an interactive calculator for the white board, another great bookmark! — 12/10/2013

A great way to introduce a visual numeracy task into your lesson is to show an observer the use of an interactive calculator on a whiteboard. I have bookmarked this page and use the calculators when I need to. I am not taking credit for these, I just found them on the web, so thank […]

## Numeracy in your lesson, an amazing classroom timer count down up for the class room, must bookmark! — 12/10/2013

Numeracy across the curriculum This is a brilliant timer count down or up for the interactive whiteboard. Use it for a mini task, a starter, an exam, a detention or just for a bit if fun. I have  added this page to my bookmarks, and now use it every day in the majority of my […]