Last month we ran a feature with 3 fantastic sites designed to inspire reluctant readers. We’re switching to numeracy this month and we’ve found a range of sites full of original activities and resources to help get students engaged.
You might have heard somewhere that the London 2012 Olympics are fast approaching. As with many celebrations, it’s a chance to get children excited about everyday lesson topics that can often be seen as a little bit dry. So, if you think the big event will interest your pupils, then look no further than twinkl. There’s some great artwork for your numeracy displays, a helpful workbook and all the usual tools like number lines and flashcards.
See Math provides a good way to demonstrate maths ideas to your students. It’s a free site with flash animations to help guide children through each concept. There’s regular additions, so keep checking back for new animations to match your lessons.
7 Puzzle Blog is a site full of innovative number puzzles to children of all ages. Problems on the site range from easy to hard and will help boost students’ skills when used on a daily basis. A perfect mental warm up to your lessons.
Sumdog has games covering over 100 numeracy topics for students to play for free. Most are available in multiplayer too, making it easy to instil a sense of competition and get children involved in the learning process.
Lastly, we couldn’t really do a numeracy article without mentioning our free maths videos. Created by teachers, the Mathsanywhere video library guides viewers through simple mathematical processes using clear commentary and an electronic blackboard. Great for independent learning at home or as part of activities on a learning platform.