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Want your teaching to add up? Put some maths into your lessons!
This issue we are focussing on maths-based resources and we have a nice selection of online maths tools for you to use with your learners.
Whether you are a Functional Skills tutor or not, having Maths in your classes is almost a certainty.
- How many portions of food can you make with these ingredients?
- We only have this many bricks, how many more will we need for this house?
- You've been given a £20 note, how much change should you give for that dress?
These kinds of questions will come up in many different fields, not just in a GCSE exam - have a look at these tools and embed more Maths into your sessions!
If you have anything you'd like to contribute please let us know.
A UK based company has made some great interactive games - give them a go!
Free mathematical activities, puzzles, problems, visual aids, investigations and lots more.
A maths tool aimed at practicing certain areas of mathematics, with the option of aligning it to the UK curriculum.
What could you use this for? Well perhaps you could encourage your learners to have a go at home - play games as homework! This way you will be embedding maths and using ILT in the classroom all in one.
Have a look at it now at this website: https://www.mangahigh.com/en-gb/
Transum is a great, free, easy to use web resource with plenty to do with mathematics.
It is split out into 'Learners' and 'Teachers' sections, but we recommend having a look at both sections so you can see what is available.
There is really so much on this website that there is too much to go through just on here! So check it out at: http://www.transum.org/
If you want to jump straight into the games such as 'Mathopoly', 'Connect 4 Factors' and 'Venn Diagram Pairs', click this link instead: http://www.transum.org/Software/Game/
If they get it wrong, they get a good explanation like the one below:
And to celebrate Pi Day - here is a video on Pi! Enjoy!
If you have any questions or suggestions of things we can feature in Free and Easy - or if you have a tool that you love using - let us know!
Drop in to see us in room 1.014A or drop an email to our E-Learning Technologist, Michael Egan, using the info below.