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involved in education are welcome to join. On the first of each
month (except August and January) the site provides new magazines
for school students of all ages with an emphasis on mathematical
activity. NRICH publishes children's solutions to mathematical challenges.
NRICH provides an answering service and many special interest discussion
This site is for people of all ages and abilities.
It aims to provide resources, games, puzzles, information and interesting
news in the world of mathematics. You can also find out about Maths
Year 2000 and how you, your school, business or organisation can get
involved in the year.
National Numeracy Strategy
The Standards Site is developing tools to enable you to search and
browse the Framework for Teaching Mathematics and to customise the
materials for your own use.
A wealth of interactive teaching programs form Ambleside CE Primary
School. Well worth a visit.
Provides a range of stories with a mathematical slant. These make
great starting points for investigations and discussions. Good for
number, data-handling and applying maths too. A good resource for
primary maths teachers and the Numeracy Hour.
You will find puzzles and games galore to please and tease your mind
at this site. Some of the simpler word and maths games would be useful
for reinforcing learning, literacy and numeracy at Key Stage 1, and
older children and adults alike will enjoy much of what else is on
offer. You can also do unpleasant things to the Spice Girls!
Five maths games with a difference allow children to follow directions,
construct their own boards and even formulate their own rules for
an unknown game. The ideas come from Indian rock carvings depicting
board games and, with suitable direction, children can apply their
own knowledge to solve problems relating to the individual games and
improve their numeracy. A fun applied resource for Key Stage 2 maths
pupils and the Daily Maths Lesson.
For a little light-hearted but, nonetheless, useful maths practice,
why not visit the Mathemagic site and enter into some number wizardry.
Children love card tricks and puzzles and you will find a few here
that will leave those not in the know spellbound whilst developing
their numeracy skills.
If you have an up-to-date browser,
of this busy website which is packed with games, puzzles and free
software to help teach maths and numeracy skills. There are also articles
on various aspects of maths teaching, links, and resources for those
with less sophisticated software.
This site includes a numeracy centre, pupil areas and also links to
other Maths resources.
This is a lively, interactive web site for practising and testing
times tables and is based on the TV programme. You practise the maths
by playing the games.
Welcome to the Mapamatic Desert Challenge, part of the BBC Education
Maths File. In a quest to retrieve your treasure from across the desert
wastes, you must navigate your way round obstacles, refuelling and
changing your money as you cross into new territories.
Universal Currency Converter
Get the children in your class number crunching and sharpening their
numeracy skills! Use the following site first, http://www.dna.lth.se/cgi-bin/kurt/rates.
Children can then check on a large range of international currency
rates. When they have some rates, they can convert some figures from
one currency to another by applying their own mathematical knowledge.
By using the main site address, children can check their conversions
immediately online - maybe they can discover in which countries they
A site that enables straightforward times tables practice. Pupils
are posed with the question, prompted for an answer and then told
whether correct or not. If correct, they are given a trivia question
which helps extend general knowledge and adds interest to a traditionally
boring exercise. A simple and useful numeracy resource.
Premier League and Football League All Time Table
This site assembles football statistics
for all league clubs in the UK from origin to 1997. The statistics
can be used to rank clubs according to an all time Premier League,
home and away wins, most goals, etc. The class could practise ordering
numbers over 1000 as part of the Numeracy Hour.
Using pattern-block activities, this site offers a way for children
to investigate some common shapes with a view to reinforcing their
understanding of fractions and improving numeracy. It includes teacher's
notes and useful pages to download. A teacher will need to take the
maths class through the lessons but it would be a handy resource for
the Daily Maths Lesson.
and Easy Maths Games for Early Years
Provides simple games that involve numbers or other maths ideas, several
of which are suitable for 5- to 7-year-olds. Children can practise
the number line and counting with games such as 'Guess my Number'.
Other games are also adaptable for this age-group and could make a
good resource for the Numeracy Hour.