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Play and learn: being online

This activity book offers students aged 5 to 7 a glimpse into the impact modern technology on their everyday life. It also offers an opportunity for parents and teachers to sit together with their students and discuss important issues, such as online privacy, protecting privacy, protection of a computer and online...

Guess the algorithm

A simple and easily adaptable idea to introduce how algorithms work by allowing students to work out algorithms by a guessing game without the use of a computer. The activity is based on function machines that are used in mathematics at primary school but the level of difficulty can be amplified depending on what...

Christmas party planning

In this problem solving activity children choose and carry out a range of calculations in order to plan a Christmas event. The party has to suit a particular number of people and fit within a specific budget so they have to make decisions by looking at realistic pricing options such as: per-person, according to...

Materials

From the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), a database of 31 everyday materials, man made and natural, solid and liquid, transparent and opaque, allows students to explore these and many other properties. Materials on the database may be grouped according to one or more of their properties....

Calculation Games for Students Aged 5-7

These games, published by BEAM for teachers of primary mathematics, can be used to practise and consolidate students' early mathematical understanding.

The games, with their mathematical content, are:

*Three in a line - addition up to 12

*Add or subtract - addition and subtraction to 12

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Shape Games for Students Aged 3-5

A selection of mathematics games for use with early years students, published by BEAM. They include problems and puzzles, cross-curricular activities and resources to develop spatial awareness and pattern recognition.

The activities, with their mathematical content, are:

*Butterflies - using counters...

Shape Games for Students Aged 5-7

Published by BEAM, these games provide opportunities for students to develop their knowledge and understanding of shape and space.

The three games, all taken from the Maths of the Month series, are:

*Play people - matching numbers to objects

*Shapes - counting sides of shapes and recognising...

Money and Measure Games for Students Aged 3-5

Published by BEAM, this collection of games give students opportunities to practise and consolidate their mathematical understanding of money, through coin recognition, counting and matching amounts of money.

The games, with their mathematical content, are:

*Shopping - matching pence coins to...

Counting Games for Students Aged 3-5

A selection of games published by BEAM for teachers of early years mathematics. The games enable students to develop their skills of number recognition, counting, comparison and writing of numbers.

The games, with their mathematical content, are:

*Reading numbers game - matching numbers in words to...

Counting Games for Students Aged 5-7

Published by BEAM, this game for students in Key Stage One helps develop their recognition of number and their counting skills.

*Dots and dots - a simple game for two players requiring students to take turns to recognise patterns of dots on a dice as quickly as possible. The player who gets the most correct...

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