Willenhall Community Primary School

Maths

“Primary National Srategy” activities

These 40 Interactive Teaching Programs (ITPs) were developed in 2002 to help with the teaching of maths in primary schools. Many are still useful today. They cover several areas of the primary maths curriculum incuding number, shape, measure and statistics.

 

Area (v2.2)
  • This supports the exploration of number, shape and space and problem solving.
  • It allows the child or teacher to place counters or colour in whole or part cells on a grid, pinboard or blank screen, or to define a shape using a rubber band.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Bead sticks (v0.9)
  • This supports the exploration of place value.
  • It allows the child or teacher to represent numbers (up to four-digits) and explore addition and subtraction.
  • An animation demonstrates the process of grouping and exchange.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Calculating angles (v0.8)
  • This supports the exploration of angles.
  • It allows the child or teacher to represent single or multiple shapes rotated around a central point in one, two or four quadrants.
  • The size of angles can be estimated or calculated and confirmed using the on-screen protractor or reveal function.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Coordinates (v1.1)
  • This supports the exploration of coordinates.
  • It allows the child or teacher to use a marker to identify the coordinates of points on different grids, mark points and draw lines and shapes, working in one, two or four quadrants to introduce both positive and negative coordinates.
  • It can also be used to explore the properties of 2-D shapes and to predict translations, rotations and reflections of various shapes in the different quadrants.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Counting (v0.6)
  • This supports the exploration of early number.
  • It allows the child or teacher to place a number of objects on the screen and move the objects to group them, drag them onto a number line, into a ‘hoop’ to create sets of objects or into a 10 by 10 grid.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Counting on and back in ones and tens (v1.1)
  • This supports the exploration of numbers to 100 through the simulation of a 100-bead string.
  • It allows the teacher or child to add and subtract 1 or 10 to explore different counting and calculation strategies.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Data handling (v3.0)
  • This supports the exploration of data.
  • It allows the child or teacher to enter data into a table and then create a vertical bar chart, a horizontal bar chart or a pie chart.
  • The user can select from existing datasets, which can then be amended to show the impact and change on the charts, or they can enter collected data.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Decimal number line (v0.5)
  • This supports the exploration of place value within whole and decimal numbers.
  • It allows the child or teacher to select an interval from a given number line and show that interval divided into ten equal parts but on a bigger scale, which can then be repeated.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Difference (v1.1)
  • This supports the exploration of number.
  • It allows the child or teacher to compare two rows of beads and to analyse the calculations they can represent.
  • It can be used to promote the language of addition and subtraction.
  • It operates as a series of animations which show how the rows of beads can be represented by two number lines and then as a single number line with the difference indicated by a ‘jump’.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Division grid (v0.9)
  • Teaching resource on 'decimal number line,' which allows modelling long division in a grid of thousands, hundreds, tens and units or hundreds, tens and units.
  • Pupils can create a dividend and divisor by clicking on the hidden pointers above and below the digits in the calculation at the bottom of the screen.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Fixing points (v0.10)
  • This supports the exploration of shape and space.
  • It allows the child or teacher to create one or more shapes by connecting a number of vertices on a grid.
  • Angles can be estimated and measured, and the effect of moving different vertices can be explored.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Fractions (v1.1)
  • This supports the exploration of part numbers.
  • It allows the child or teacher to represent and compare fractions on fraction strips.
  • The displayed strips can be labelled as a vulgar fraction, a decimal (to three decimal places) or a percentage, and the ratio of yellow to green parts of each strip can also be displayed.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Function blocks (v0.8)
  • This supports the exploration of calculation and inverses.
  • It allows the child or teacher to display and explore the effect of up to three operations on a starting or finishing number.
  • The keypad can be used to input decimal numbers, and two rows of function machines can be displayed to compare the effect of using different input values, order or type of operations.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Grouping (v1.2)
  • This supports the exploration of division.
  • It allows the child or teacher to model division as grouping and to link this process to jumps on a number line.
  • It can also be used to introduce children to remainders and to apply their knowledge through setting similar problems that can be solved using the image displayed.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Isometric grid (v1.6)
  • This supports the exploration of shape and space.
  • It allows the child or teacher to display equilateral triangles.
  • The grid can be hidden or become an isometric pin board.
  • An 'elastic band' can be stretched around the pins to create outlines.
  • Rhombuses can be selected and dragged to different positions on the grid, and then locked together to form representations of 3-D shapes.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Line graph (v1.1)
  • This supports the exploration of handling data.
  • It allows the child or teacher to enter data into a table or select from existing data sets and then create a line graph to represent the data.
  • Data and values on axes can be changed to explore the impact on the graph.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Measuring cylinder (v1.2)
  • This supports the exploration of number, measures and problem solving.
  • It allows the child or teacher to simulate varying intervals on a scale, pouring liquid into the cylinder and interpreting the scale.
  • It can be used to explore and consolidate the interpretation and reading of scales, mental calculation strategies and methods of recording.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Measuring scales (v1.8)
  • This supports the exploration of number, measures and problem solving.
  • It allows the child or teacher to add different masses of 1, 2, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 units to a scale pan.
  • The scale intervals can be changed to challenge children to interpret different scales.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Moving digits (v0.7)
  • This supports the exploration of place value.
  • It allows the child or teacher to place and move digits on a place value board, investigating the effects of multiplying and dividing by 10 or 100.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Multiplication array (v0.8)
  • This supports the exploration of multiplication.
  • It allows the child or teacher to uncover a section of an array of counters, dropping on grid lines to explore methods of multiplication.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Multiplication board (v0.6)
  • This supports the exploration of multiplication and division facts.
  • It allows the child or teacher to represent the product of two numbers as an array, displaying the product and factors.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Multiplication facts (v0.8)
  • This supports the exploration of multiplication and division.
  • It allows the child or teacher to represent multiplication facts as a rectangular array and as steps on a number line.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Multiplication grid (v2.2)
  • This supports the exploration of multiplication.
  • It allows the child or teacher to demonstrate the grid method of multiplication for whole and decimal numbers.
  • It can be used to develop children's abilities to apply their knowledge of number facts and to deduce and reason, when finding missing component numbers.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Multiplication tables (v0.5)
  • This supports the exploration of multiplication facts.
  • It allows the child or teacher to set up one or more multiplication tables, hiding or revealing either of the factors or the product.
  • Decimal numbers can be explored using the keypad.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Number dials (v0.4)
  • This supports the exploration and recall of multiplication and division facts.
  • It allows the child or teacher to generate sets of products of a central number and numbers from 1 to 10.
  • It can be used to practise multiplying and dividing by one- and two-digit whole numbers and decimals.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Number facts (v1.4)
  • This supports the exploration of corresponding addition and subtraction facts.
  • It allows the child or teacher to display up to 20 counters, select some to represent an addition or subtraction number sentence, and drag counters into a container to demonstrate a subtraction.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Number grid (v4.0)
  • This supports the exploration of number, reasoning and problem solving.
  • It allows the child or teacher to generate a number grid with different starting numbers, orientations and numbers of columns.
  • Individual numbers or chosen multiples can be coloured and numbers masked to explore number sequences and patterns and develop children's ability to predict and generalise.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Number line (v1.6)
  • This supports the exploration of number.
  • It allows the child or teacher to display a range of numbers from minus 50 up to 500.
  • Children can estimate a number on the number line, explore the concept of difference between two given numbers and demonstrate their calculation strategies.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Number scales (v0.3)
  • This supports the exploration of numbers and sums.
  • It allows the child or teacher to place numbers or sums on either side of a scale.
  • It can be used to show equality or promote the idea of 'greater than' and 'less than'.
Number spinners (v0.4)
  • This supports the exploration of number, reasoning and problem solving.
  • It allows the child or teacher to generate 3, 4, 5 or 6 random numbers on up to 3 spinners.
  • Numbers from 0 to 99 can be displayed.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Ordering numbers (v1.1)
  • This supports the teaching of ordering numbers.
  • Teachers can use the activities to help children develop estimation skills and strategies for checking calculations.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Place value (v1.1)
  • This supports the exploration of place value.
  • It allows the child or teacher to represent, partition and recombine three-digit numbers.
  • Each digit can be represented as a group of dots to develop children's understanding of the significance of different digits.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Polygon (v1.5)
  • This supports the exploration of shape, space and measure.
  • It allows the child or teacher to represent regular polygons with three to ten sides.
  • It can then be used to explore the properties of regular and irregular shapes by dragging vertices and creating additional vertices.
  • It includes an on-screen protractor and ruler.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Ratio and proportion (v0.5)
  • This supports the exploration of number.
  • It allows the child or teacher to represent and combine two different liquids in a chosen ratio.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Remainders after division (v0.6)
  • This supports the exploration of number and calculation.
  • It can be used to demonstrate division as grouping, and to develop children's understanding of remainders and the notation for division.
  • Keeping the number of counters fixed but changing the number of rows demonstrates the effect of changing the divisor in the calculation.
  • Children can explore the effect different divisors have on the remainder.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Ruler (v1.2)
  • This supports the exploration of measure.
  • It allows the child or teacher to represent lines of various lengths and then carry out measurements using the on-screen ruler.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Symmetry (v2.4)
  • This supports the exploration of shape and space.
  • It allows the child or teacher to represent and reflect shapes on a grid.
  • An image of the original shape can be fixed to explore the effect on the reflection of moving towards, away from and along the mirror line.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Tell the time (v0.9)
  • This supports the exploration of telling the time.
  • It allows the child or teacher to set and compare times on an on-screen analogue and digital clock.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Thermometer (v1.7)
  • This supports the exploration of number and measures.
  • It allows the child or teacher to display a thermometer whose scale, range and interval markers can be changed.
  • It can be used to develop children's understanding of scales and negative numbers in the context of temperature.
  • Click here for the instructions.
Twenty cards (v1.1)
  • This supports the exploration of number, reasoning and problem solving.
  • It allows the child or teacher to create a sequence or random set of numbered cards.
  • The stacks created can support work on identifying, describing, extending and generating sequences.
  • Click here for the instructions.

 

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