Hard Times : Times Tables Practice

Hard Times : Times Tables Practice by transum.org

This is a fun way to bring back pupils focus to the learning of timer tables after a break or simply use for daily practice.

There are five activities to choose from.


Hard Times Plain Game :This is a game for one or many players. Click on a card to see what it contains. Click on a second card and if the two cards make a pair you win them.

Hard Times Matching : Tiles with answers are dragged to their corresponding tables sum.

Hard times Multiple Choice : like the name suggests players drag the tile with the answers to the sum that fits.


Hard Times Tug’o’War: By answering correctly the marker on the tug of war rope will move a little. The objective is to pull the marker past the yellow marker post on your side of the game. Incorrect answers cause the marker to move in the opposite direction. Read the instructions!

Hard Times snap : can be played using  keyboard letters or by clicking a button on a tablet.

Hard Times : Times Tables Practice by transum.org

Arithmetic : A brilliant online times tables activity…

Arithmetic by Colorado University

This is one of the best times tables support activities I have seen in a long time.

The game offers three modes on which pupils are offered the opportunity to Multiply, divide or determine factors.

Three Levels of each of the above are on offer: within 6×6, within 9×9 and within 12×12 making this activity suitable for use across the whole primary age range.

Each activity can be attempted against the clock so giving students the opportunity to improve their times and thus their times tables competence. There is also an option to tur off the sound (thank goodness!).

This activity is tablet friendly and works very well on my elderly iPad (double tap required to select a square in the matrix when on iPad)

Arithmetic by Colorado University

Fraction Matcher

Fractions Matcher From the University of Colorado asks pupils to recognise equivalent fractions both as graphic representations and expressed as numbers. Students are required to recognise equivalent fractions of a variety of differing shapes.

There are eight levels of difficulty in to chose from making this fractions activity suitable for all levels of ability across both Key Stage 1 and Key stage 2.

There is an option to play the game against the clock and the sound can be turned off (always a bonus!).

Pupils drag and drop fractions as images and fractions expressed as numbers in ti place on a virtual balance and check their work. If correct then a scale shows the user which of the two choices is the bigger and allows another attempt…

Fractions Matcher

This excellent fractions game is tablet friendly and performed like a dream on my elderly Pad.

Fractions Matcher

The Adjective Detective
…all about adjectives

An interactive resource explaining adjectives, their function and use. The first section explains the use of adjectives and they placement both before a noun and after a noun using a ‘helper’ verb.

It goes on to further explain both comparative and superlative adjectives, the way they are formed and their use.

There is also an interactive quiz and a game for students to play in which adjectives need to be identified to progress through the game. This is a Flash based resource suitable for use on desk top computers and thus interactive whiteboards; it may not be suitable for use on all hand held devices or tablets.

Adjective Detective by the University of Manchester