Visual Aids For Maths Teachers
Here is a collection of Maths teaching resources designed to be projected on to a white board and then written on as part of a whole class exposition. They'll even work with an Interactive White Board!
Broken Calculator (3 and 4)
How can you make use of a calculator if it only has two number buttons.
Work out why subtracting a two digit number from its reverse gives a multiple of nine.
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.
How many two-scoop ice creams can you make from the given flavours?
A slowly revealed distance time graph aids understanding.
Keep your Distance
Arranging numbers so that consecutive numbers don't end up together.
Each row, column and diagonal should prouce the same sum.
Like the magic square but all of the totals should be different.
A matchstick puzzle
A number arranging puzzle
Match the shapes to the names of the polygons.
Prison Cell Problem
A number patterns investigation involving prisoners and prison guards.
A number properties problem
A number properties investigation
The six button has dropped off! How could these calculations be done using this calculator?
Remember these mathematical words for their shape and movement.
Starter of the Day
A different lessn starter for each day of the year.
Generates number sequences as words
Practise calculating simple percentages in your head.
Transum believes that this is the best way of developing a quick recall of times tables.
A never ending sequence of times tables questions to be projected on to a whiteboard or screen.
Just In Time
Every 10 seconds a new calculation appears on the screen: A dynamic visual aid.
In how many different ways can the numbers be arranged to give the same totals?
How close can you get to the target by making a calculation out of the five numbers given?
Know the properties of the fractions randomly produced by the two spinners.
A good introduction to distance-time graphs
Can you make a kite shape from a single A4 size sheet of paper using only three folds?
A Show Of Hands
Produce a number of graphs and charts from a quick show of hands.
Arrange some statements in order according to the probability of them happening.
Choose your own numbers for your bingo card. The caller uses two dice and adds the numbers together.
If the last card put down equals the previous card put down to the nearest whole number then all players race to shout SNAP!
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.
Twelve snails have a race based on the sum of two dice.
Arrange the matches to form four squares instead of five.
Flexible graph paper which can be projected onto a white board as an effective visual aid.
Sieve of Eratosthenes
A self checking, interactive version of the Sieve of Eratosthenes method of finding prime numbers.
A simple visual aid which acts as a stopwatch recording the number of seconds that have passed.
True or False?
Arrange the given statements in groups to show whether they are always true, sometimes true or false.
Drag the numbers into the red cells so that the sum of the three numbers in each row and each column is a prime number.
Can you do the calculations before the answers appear?
Rows and columns of dots that can be joined using straight lines to create shapes.
Human Scatter Graphs
Pupils move to positions in the room according to their data relative to the walls as axes.
Students classify numbers randomly appearing on the screen by holding up cards
The traditional fraction wall diagram showing the relationship between simple fractions.
Code Cracking Presentation
A slide presentation showing techniques for cracking simple codes and ciphers.
Starter of the Day
Maths on YouTube
Laptops in Lessons