A never ending sequence of times tables questions to be projected on to a whiteboard or screen.
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.
An unlimited supply of linear equations just waiting to be solved.
Maths Mind Reader
Investigate this amazing mind reading performance based on simple mathematical principles.
Cartoon Scatter Graph
Place the cartoon characters on the scatter graph according to their height and age.
Sieve of Eratosthenes
A self checking, interactive version of the Sieve of Eratosthenes method of finding prime numbers.
This is quite a challenging number grouping puzzle requiring a knowledge of prime, square and triangular numbers.
Prison Cell Problem
A number patterns investigation involving prisoners and prison guards.
If the last card put down equals the previous card to the nearest whole number then all players race to shout SNAP!
A mental arithmetic visual aid that displays random calculations then after a few seconds displays the answers.
Rows and columns of dots that can be joined using straight lines to create shapes.
Name the polygons and show the number of lines and order of rotational symmetry.
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
Investigate the properties of the Mystic Rose by using this interactive diagram.
Don't let your brain be fooled by these geometric optical illusions in this online quiz.
How many two-scoop ice creams can you make from the given flavours?
Arrange some statements in order according to the probability of them happening.
Twelve snails have a race based on the sum of two dice. This is the teachers' version of the race simulation.
How close can you get to the target by making a calculation out of the five numbers given?
True or False?
Arrange the given statements in groups to show whether they are always true, sometimes true or false.
If each pupil has an iPad, laptop or slate this provides an alternative to 'hands up'.
Straight Line Graphs
10 straight line graph challenges for use with computer graph plotting software or a graphical display calculator.
An online tool to draw, display and investigate graphs of many different kinds.
This application will pick the bingo numbers for you and present each of the numbers as a mathematical expression.
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?
Diagrams of the circle theorems to be projected onto a white board as an effective visual aid.
A visual aid designed to help pupils estimate three figure bearings.
An animated guide to using a scientific calculator for Secondary and High School students.
Can you make a kite shape from a single A4 size sheet of paper using only three folds?
The traditional fraction wall diagram showing the relationship between simple fractions.
Starter of the Day
A different lessn starter for each day of the year.
Hot Number Challenges
The ten Hot Number challenges ready to project onto your whiteboard.
Arrange the given statements in groups to show the type of correlation they have.
Fractions Decimals Percentages
Revise the methods for converting fractions to decimals and percentages.
Remember these mathematical words for their shape and movement.
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.
Jumbled words from a database of over 500 different mathematical words. Can you solve these anagrams?
This number line visual aid is designed to be projected onto a whiteboard for whole class exposition.
Formal Written Methods
Examples of formal written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Random Student Generator
The Transum name selecting application helps teachers choose students in a completely random way.
This is a simple interactive that does nothing more than allow you to create 3D drawings of models made with cubes.
Practise calculating simple percentages in your head with this animated visual aid.
How old was Diophantus?
An ancient riddle which can be answered by solving an equation containing fractions.
Dice and Spinners
Computer generated random numbers for games and probability experiments
Know the properties of the fractions randomly produced by the two spinners.
This is a visual aid and printable cards to introduce a homework activity about measures.
Arrange the matches to form four squares instead of five.
Students should be encouraged to stand up and make the shapes of the graphs with their arms.
A large analogue clock to use for telling the time practice with the whole class
Place Value Chart
This is a visual aid designed to be projected onto a whiteboard for whole class exposition about place value.
Represent binary numbers with a row of ligts which can be turned on or off.
Human Venn Diagrams
Pupils move to positions in large circles on the floor according to their personal data.
A visual aid to highlight the vocabulary of probability and to debate the relationship between the given words.
Students classify numbers randomly appearing on the screen by holding up cards
Provide and three measurements for a triangle and this application will work out the remaining sides, angles and area.
Diagrams of the angle theorems with interactive examples.
Human Scatter Graphs
Pupils move to positions in the room according to their data relative to the walls as axes.
3D Trigonometry Presentation
A slide presentation (a poem) introducing using trigonometry (including Pythagoras' Theorem) to find lengths and angles on three dimensional shapes.
Dividing in a Ratio
A slide presentation showing how to divide a quantity in a given ratio
Just In Time
Every 10 seconds a new calculation appears on the screen: A dynamic visual aid.
Choose your own numbers for your bingo card. The caller uses two dice and adds the numbers together.
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 online app which produces number sequences as words.
A Show Of Hands
Produce a number of graphs and charts from a quick show of hands.
Two Dice Possibility Space
An interactive visual aid showing the possibility space obtained when throwing two dice
A simple visual aid which acts as a stopwatch recording the number of minutes and seconds that have passed or are left.
Flexible graph paper which can be projected onto a white board as an effective visual aid.
An animated distance time graph to be viewed while a student interprets the graph and comments on the race that produced the graph.
Code Cracking Presentation
A slide presentation showing techniques for cracking simple codes and ciphers.
An animated introduction to distance-time graphs. Arial photographs of vehicles moving along a road placed side to side form a graph.
A series of tangram challenges in increasing order of difficulty.
A simulation of a Quincunx (Galton Board) which can be used to create the bell shaped curve of the normal distribution.
This system allows students to vote or choose a response to a question posed by a teacher.
A dynamic visual aid that counts! Choose the first term, common difference and the speed
Word Sums Guide
A step by step guide showing how to solve a Word Sum where each letter stands for a different digit.
Some advice, tips and tricks for a Maths exam presented in the form of a poem for a teacher to share with the class.
A slide presentation showing how to use the chi-squared test to measure significance.
A game for the whole Maths class to play involving chance and choice.
End of Term Maths
Lists of fun activities suitable for the last week of Term.
Fractions Kim's Game
A memory game to be projected to help the whole class recognise basic fractions.
Sort the coloured snakes in a logical order. This activity introduces systematic listing.
Back To School
A list of suggested activities and resources for the first few lessons of the new school year.
Compound Interest Calculator
A customised online calculator for quickly finding the solutions to compound interest problems.
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.
Normal Distribution Calculator
A customised online calculator for quickly finding areas under the normal distribution curve.
Angle Theorem Kim's Game
A memory game to be projected to help the whole class revise the circle angle theorems.
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