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KS3 Maths

Mathematics - Year Groups 7-9

All About Money

Using Money – recognise coins, getting change, paper money etc. A PowerPoint resource containing colour coded levels to suit different abilities – special needs. Self checking and interactive.

Published by: C2k
Chopwell Wood Heritage Trail

Northern Grid for Learning, in partnership with the Friends of Chopwell Wood, has developed a new interactive educational resource for KS2/3. This features 18 locations around the Heritage Lottery funded forest trail.

 

Educational questions, activities and projects that supplement the interactive activities, cover aspects of Numeracy, Literacy, History, Geography, Science, Design Technology and ICT curriculum areas.

Published by: Northern Grid
Early Years

Downloadable resources to support work in the Foundation Stage including worksheets, activities, photographs and videos. Includes ICT scheme of work for foundation stage.

Published by: Northern Grid
Films for Learning

Films for Learning is a resource for extending and developing film making, supporting children as they reflect on the activity, the filming and their learning. Pupils can comment on each others films and exchange ideas in the forum area. There are teacher support materials and high quality examples of films from learners.

Films for Learning is a project led and moderated by Mark Richardson and Peter Roe from the Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester. The project is supported by Microsoft and it is entirely advert free. It scores highly for e-safety. Mark and Peter also very keen that students are taught the importance of copyright and they give support to those who have added copyrighted commercial music sound tracks. Sign up and join the community.

Search and browse the excellent examples including a student's clip on how to upload. Films for Learning is an excellent way for all teachers and learners develop their curriculum ideas with film making.

Published by: SWGFL
Flashmeeting

FlashMeeting is an application based on the Adobe Flash 'plug in' and Flash Media Server. Running in a standard web browser window, it allows a dispersed group of people to meet from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Typically a meeting is pre-booked by a registered user and a url, containing a unique password for the meeting, is returned by the FlashMeeting server. The 'booker' passes this on to the people they wish to participate, who simply click on the link to enter into the meeting at the arranged time.

During the meeting one person speaks (i.e. broadcasts) at a time. Other people can simultaneously contribute using text chat, the whiteboard, or emoticons etc. while waiting for their turn to speak. This way the meeting is ordered, controlled and easy to follow. A replay of the meeting is instantly available, to those with the 'unique' replay url.

FlashMeeting users belong to one of three account types; Guest, Sign In and Booker.

Published by: E2BN
Higher Order Thinking Skills

Online activities on the theme of Riverside Regeneration, including an overview of Higher Order Thinking Skills.

Published by: Northern Grid
Investigating Number Patterns

These activities introduce pupils to a fully open ended maths investigation focusing on number patterns.

There are detailed teacher notes aimed at non-maths specialist for support in the teaching of this topic.

Published by: NGfL Cymru
Learning about Learning

Helping young people to become successful learners is one of the key aims of Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland.

Our knowledge about learning is continually changing in the light of research and there is still much that we do not know. This site provides an overview of current thinking on how people learn. 

Published by: Glow
Maths Toolkit for KS3

Mathematical Toolkit
In collaboration with Intel, the Mathematical Association and the London Grid for Learning, the Mathematical Toolkit and Number line have been designed specifically to support the teaching and learning of mathematics for pupils at Key Stage 3. The latest version allows teachers to create and save specific scenarios. Version 3, availble soon, will be a full online version.

Number line
The Number line tool offers a dynamic environment in which teachers and pupils can explore numbers and relationships between them.  In its simplest use, number lines can be created quickly and easily, and the display can be in decimal and/or fractional notation; the numbers can also be hidden. A point on the line, ‘n', can be dragged along the number line and its exact position revealed as a decimal to a chosen number of decimal places.  Further points can be positioned on the line and the environment will support pupils to make connections between related points on the line and begin to generalise about relationships using simple algebraic rules.

2-D Shapes
This tool allows the teacher or pupil to create 2-D geometric objects such as quadrilaterals, circles, triangles, lines, arcs, ray segments and vectors on a co-ordinate grid of a specified scale.  Once plotted, the vertices can be labelled and the internal angles, side lengths, area and perimeter revealed. Shapes can then be translated, rotated, reflected and enlarged on the co-ordinate grid using the transformation features of the tool. Each time a shape is transformed, a ghost of its previous position is left on the screen supporting the investigation of sequences of transformations.

Coordinates and Graphing  
Coordinate graphs can be easily created on a specified set of axes by a mouse click or a tap on an interactive whiteboard. Where it is appropriate, graphs of algebraic functions can be superimposed, encouraging pupils’ conjectures. Up to five colour-coded functions can be plotted on any set of axes and the table of values is displayed alongside the graphs. Still digital images and video clips can be imported as a background onto which coordinate points can be plotted and relationships investigated. Used in this way, real images and videos can be explored and connections made between the shape and the mathematical function that shares that shape.

Published by: LGFL
Mini Apps

Mini applications produced by Northern Grid in response to requests from teachers.

Published by: Northern Grid
NEN Gallery

A collection of high quality images, sound and video files that can be repurposed by teachers and students.  All materials can be used for educational, not for profit activities.

 

Registered users can also upload images, sound and video files to the Gallery for use by other members of the educational community.

Published by: E2BN
Numeracy Resources

More than 80 flash module activities for the National Numeracy Strategy from Coventry. Ideal for use on Interactive Whiteboards 

Published by: WMNET
Picture Teller

This tool allows you to use your own pictures and audio to build a presentation or demonstration. A simple zoom tool allows you to focus in  on the items in a picture you are talking about, as you outline information you can zoom and pan around an image.

Published by: E2BN
Problem Solving in Mathematics

This resource represents the breadth and range of information which has become available on the acquisition and development of problem solving and enquiry skills in mathematics.

It uses online and interactive multi-media resources including online CPD activities, video/audio clips of teachers and pupils, exemplification and practical strategies which reflect practice across a range of stages and relate the theoretical background to practice.

 

It has a range of other online resources which will help practitioners and managers to plan the development of problem solving skills in a classroom and whole school context.

Published by: Glow
Reading Scales

Children frequently find difficulty in interpreting data by reading scales. This demonstration supports their learning and provides a range of different scales, numbered marks and unnumbered marks on a scale. It also provides opportunity to discuss the different units of measurement.

The application provides a set of animated illustrations for use in demonstrating how to read and interpret the national weather monitoring data presented on the NEN Weather Station.

Individual elements of the monitoring scales may be operated manually to illustrate how increased activity affects the reading for each component

Published by: YHGFL
Shape, Space and Measure

A suite of teacher led tools and resources that support the teaching of Shape, Space and Measure.

Published by: NGfL Cymru
Study Skills

Activities for becoming an effective learner and managing your own learning. The site is divided into three age groups: 5-9, 10-14 and 15-18-year-olds; and four headings - Get, Understand, Remember and Do. Includes notes for teachers, parents/carers and students.

Published by: Glow
Talk Money Talk Solutions

Talk Money, Talk Solutions is a collection of practical problem solving activities for use in primary school. The aim of the project is to help develop the financial capability of primary school pupils as part of their general education. Activities such as those described in this resouce give pupils opportunities to carry out tasks, to develop problem solving skills, and to do this in a very creative and enjoyable way.

The pack includes a PDF of the resource and a number of supporting spreadsheets and documents.

Published by: Glow
The Weather Station

The Weather station application provides a numbered diagram of the NEN weather station to illustrate and describe each component, helping children to understand the elements included in collecting data for weather monitoring.

Published by: YHGFL
Weather Forecast

The Weather Forecast application develops children’s learning to read scales, an area which they often find difficult. Weather Forecast is designed for use on an interactive whiteboard and allows the teacher or pupils to interact with dials and gauges showing a range of scales.

It provides extension material from the Reading scales application enabling children to read and interpret the national weather monitoring data as presented online.

The application provides 12 datasets for comparison and practise in reading the scales on each component:

Published by: YHGFL
Weather stations

The NEN weather stations site, with live and archived online data from weather stations across the country

Published by: LGFL
West Somerset Railway

This website covers various areas related to the West Somerset Railway. Sections include: Let's investigate, the railway trail, evacuation, interactive requirements, activities, and a brief history of West Somerset Railway.

Published by: SWGFL
Xeno

Xeno (providing on-line learning and support for young people and those caring for them)

Xeno is a co-operative venture for members of SEGfL and Uniservity. We are building a ‘virtual learning community’ of professionals and young people that enables resources to be jointly developed and encourages co-operative learning.

‘Personalised learning’ will put the learner at the centre of provision and give every child access to online tools. Xeno is an online environment that will act as a virtual school for children who are disconnected from normal schooling. Schools and local authorities generally struggle to maintain levels of achievement with these groups and research recommends catch-up support and independent/individual learning opportunities out of school. SEGfL proposes to facilitate the combination of local authority efforts so that resources can be jointly developed or procured, good practice can be shared and children can store and retrieve their work and learning records

Xeno will become a focal point of opportunity for pupils going in and out of mainstream education and an opportunity for local authorities to support their own pupils but also to contribute towards the whole in terms of content, materials and staffing. It will be of particular interest to staff and children in pupil referral units, hospital and home tuition services, young offenders’ institutions, teenage parents’ units, young carers’ organisations, home education organisations and looked after children’s services as it will create a virtual community for these, often isolated, professionals. It could also be used by schools to support pupils that are temporarily excluded.

Through its partnership with Uniservity and using the cLc, Xeno will work closely with the relevant professionals to provide:

• Learning Platform functionality with secure, remote access and online storage.
• Links to a wide range of resources to provide curriculum materials, including the internet.
• Links to schemes of work that can guide students through a variety of curriculum objectives.
• Provision of an e-Portfolio that can be stored, updated and retrieved.
• Personal space for students to store and retrieve their work.
• Interaction with tutors (issue tasks, hand-in work, feedback grades and comments).
• Dialogue with tutors (leave questions and get answers).
• Dialogue with other students (a virtual school community).
• All in a safe, secure, on-line environment.

Published by: SEGFL