Hot Number Challenges
The ten Hot Number challenges ready to project onto your whiteboard.
Let the psychic read the cards and reveal which number you have chosen.
Transum believes that this is the best way of developing a quick recall of the times tables.
A never ending sequence of times tables questions to be projected on to a whiteboard or screen.
True or False?
Arrange the given statements in groups to show whether they are always true, sometimes true or false.
Arrange some statements in order according to the probability of them happening. Compare your opinion with thousands of others.
If the last card put down equals the previous card to the nearest whole number then all players race to shout SNAP!
This is quite a challenging number grouping puzzle requiring a knowledge of prime, square and triangular numbers.
How many two-scoop ice creams can you make from the given flavours?
Name the polygons and show the number of lines and order of rotational symmetry.
Don't let your brain be fooled by these geometric optical illusions in this online quiz.
Rows and columns of dots that can be joined using straight lines to create shapes.
Cartoon Scatter Graph
Place the cartoon characters on the scatter graph according to their height and age.
Prison Cell Problem
A number patterns investigation involving prisoners and prison guards.
Investigate the properties of the Mystic Rose by using this interactive diagram.
Sieve of Eratosthenes
A self checking, interactive version of the Sieve of Eratosthenes method of finding prime numbers.
An animated guide to using a scientific calculator for Secondary and High School students.
Sort the coloured snakes in a logical order. This activity introduces systematic listing.
An online tool to draw, display and investigate graphs of many different kinds.
Provide and three measurements for a triangle and this application will work out the remaining sides, angles and area.
A mental arithmetic visual aid that displays random calculations then after a few seconds displays the answers.
Can you make a kite shape from a single A4 size sheet of paper using only three folds?
The Great Dodecahedron
Pupils are not allowed to use their hands to point but must describe fully any shapes they can see in this picture.
A visual aid to highlight the vocabulary of probability and to debate the relationship between the given words.
Investigate the properties of number with these interactive number grids.
This is a simple interactive that does nothing more than allow you to create 3D drawings of models made with cubes.
A series of tangram challenges in increasing order of difficulty.
Maths Mind Reader
Investigate this amazing mind reading performance based on simple mathematical principles.
An unlimited supply of linear equations just waiting to be solved.
Represent binary numbers with a row of ligts which can be turned on or off.
This is a visual aid and printable cards to introduce a homework activity about measures.
Diagrams of the circle theorems to be projected onto a white board as an effective visual aid.
Place Value Chart
This is a visual aid designed to be projected onto a whiteboard for whole class exposition about place value.
A large analogue clock to use for telling the time practice with the whole class
A visual aid designed to help pupils estimate three figure bearings.
Dividing in a Ratio
A slide presentation showing how to divide a quantity in a given ratio
Playing Card Maths
Imagine you are on a desert island with nothing but a pack of playing cards. Do you have to stop learning mathematics?
A simulation of a Quincunx (Galton Board) which can be used to create the bell shaped curve of the normal distribution.
Arrange the matches to form four squares instead of five.
Remember these mathematical words for their shape and movement.
Human Scatter Graphs
Pupils move to positions in the room according to their data relative to the walls as axes.
How close can you get to the target by making a calculation out of the five numbers given?
How old was Diophantus?
An ancient riddle which can be answered by solving an equation containing fractions.
Straight Line Graphs
10 straight line graph challenges for use with computer graph plotting software or a graphical display calculator.
Arrange the given statements in groups to show the type of correlation they have.
Students should be encouraged to stand up and make the shapes of the graphs with their arms.
This number line visual aid is designed to be projected onto a whiteboard for whole class exposition.
A game for the whole Maths class to play involving chance and choice.
The traditional fraction wall diagram showing the relationship between simple fractions.
Practise calculating simple percentages in your head with this animated visual aid.
Pie Chart Creator
A quick and convenient tool for rapidly creating simple pie charts.
3D Trigonometry Presentation
A slide presentation introducing using trigonometry (including Pythagoras' Theorem) to find lengths and angles on three dimensional shapes. The presentation begins with a puzzle presented as a poem!
A number line showing tenths and hundredths with draggable arrows. This is a visual aid designed to be projected onto a whiteboard for whole class exposition
Fractions Decimals Percentages
Revise the methods for converting fractions to decimals and percentages.
Code Cracking Presentation
A slide presentation showing techniques for cracking simple codes and ciphers.
Jumbled words from a database of over 500 different mathematical words. Can you solve these anagrams?
Random Student Generator
The Transum name selecting application helps teachers choose students in a completely random way.
Word Sums Guide
A step by step guide showing how to solve a Word Sum where each letter stands for a different digit.
Students classify numbers randomly appearing on the screen by holding up cards
An online app which produces number sequences as words.
Human Venn Diagrams
Pupils move to positions in large circles on the floor according to their personal data.
This application will pick the bingo numbers for you and present each of the numbers as a mathematical ex
A simple visual aid which acts as a stopwatch recording the number of minutes and seconds that have passed or are left.
Twelve snails have a race based on the sum of two dice. This is the teachers' version of the race simulation.
Flexible graph paper which can be printed or projected onto a white board as an effective visual aid.
Know the properties of the fractions randomly produced by the two spinners.
An animated introduction to distance-time graphs. Arial photographs of vehicles moving along a road placed side to side form a graph.
The teacher has a set of six cards numbered 1 to 6. They are placed face down on the teachers desk so that the teacher can pick up one at random which students then have to fit onto a grid.
An animated distance time graph to be viewed while a student interprets the graph and comments on the race that produced the graph.
If each pupil has an iPad, laptop or slate this provides an alternative to 'hands up'.
A Show Of Hands
Produce a number of graphs and charts from a quick show of hands.
Diagrams of the angle theorems with interactive examples.
Formal Written Methods
Examples of formal written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Dice and Spinners
Computer generated random numbers for games and probability experiments
Starter of the Day
A different lessn starter for each day of the year.
Just In Time
Every 10 seconds a new calculation appears on the screen: A dynamic visual aid.
Back To School
A list of suggested activities and resources for the first few lessons of the new school year.
A dynamic visual aid that counts! Choose the first term, common difference and the speed
Choose your own numbers for your bingo card. The caller uses two dice and adds the numbers together.
Some advice, tips and tricks for a Maths exam presented in the form of a poem for a teacher to share with the class.
Two Dice Possibility Space
An interactive visual aid showing the possibility space obtained when throwing two dice
This system allows students to vote or choose a response to a question posed by a teacher.
A slide presentation showing how to use the chi-squared test to measure significance.
End of Term Maths
Lists of fun activities suitable for the last week of Term.
Compound Interest Calculator
A customised online calculator for quickly finding the solutions to compound interest problems.
Fractions Kim's Game
A memory game to be projected to help the whole class recognise basic fractions.
Normal Distribution Calculator
A customised online calculator for quickly finding areas under the normal distribution curve.
Circle Parts Kim's Game
A memory game to be projected to help the whole class revise the names for the parts of a circle.
Angle Theorem Kim's Game
A memory game to be projected to help the whole class revise the circle angle theorems.
Emergency Maths Lessons
Here are some mathematics lesson plans to be used on the rare occasions when a class is left without their normal teacher and you are stepping in.
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