Time : Analog Clock Puzzle

Time : Puzzle Pic Clocks by mathplayground.com

This puzzle presents the user with 12 analog clocks showing different times.

A digital time is given under the array of clocks and the object of the game is to drag a piece of a jigsaw to the matching analog clock in the puzzle.


The ‘fast forward’ arrows allow the user to start a new game at the current level. The bars in the bottom left hand corner of the puzzle allow the user to select a level of difficulty.

This would work equally well as an interactive whiteboard activity or on individual tablets or desktop computers.

The game works well even on my elderly iPad…


 Puzzle Pic Clocks by mathplayground.com`

 

Parts of a Flowering Plant

Parts of a Flowering Plant

As a whole class activity for the interactive whiteboard it is an excellent Resource.

In the first part of the activity you are required to drag the various parts of a flower to the appropriate box on the screen. Once you have done this you can click on the magnifying icon in each box which gives details of the precise form and function of the different flow parts : petal, sepals, carpel, nectaries stamens and receptacle.

On the next screen, a more detailed diagram requires that the names of the various flower parts be dragged into the correct place to label the parts.

There is a help screen available to explain the activity. Each dragged item springs back into place when placed wrongly. As the default for pupils would be simply to drag everything until it fits, thus learning very little, this activity would be best paced by the teacher and used for dis cushion with a view to getting each element placed correctly the first time.

There is also Text and a  Quiz to accompany this activity. This activity is a Flash based animation and, as such, will not play on some tablets.

Parts of a Flowering Plant by BBC

 

The Human Body: Teeth and Eating

The Human Body: Teeth and Eating by Manchester University

All you need to know about teeth.

With an introduction by Professor Liz Kay of Manchester University this is a comprehensive suite of resources containing both information and interactive activities all about teeth.

From the structure and types of teeth, through how they develop and fit in the mouth to interactive games around the theme of teeth, there is plenty for pupils to go at.

The information sections end in a quiz and pupils can pick up a code for correctly answering the quiz and enter these in the final claim Your Stamp screen to receive an award from the University by email.

This works on desktop computers and likely some tablets but as in requires Adobe Flash plugin it will not work on iPads.

The Human Body: Teeth and Eating by Manchester University

Times Tables : Tables Master

Tables master Transum.org

Tablesmaster is a great way for students to practise individual times tables.

Played it every day it will help improve numeracy skills, mathematical proficiency and mental strength.

All times tables are included from 2x up to 13x (for the show-offs!)

There is also a printable page on which to record personal best times for completing times tables activities.

This activity is tablet friendly and plays really well on my elderly iPad.

Tables master Transum.org

Mental Maths : Beat the Clock by Transum.org

Mental Maths : Beat the Clock by Transum.org

Answer the questions in the puzzle as fast as possible.

Pupils type their answers into the boxes provided then press the ENTER or TAB key to move to the next box on a desktop or just tap on a tablet.

Any wrong answers can be corrected but the clock is ticking.

When all of the questions are answered  the page may be printed as evidence or a screen grab could be placed in an ePortfolio Maths file.

This page is designed to be printed if you would prefer to work offline using pen or pencil without the time pressure it is possible. There are multiple levels listed below

Mental Maths : Beat the Clock by Transum.org
  • Level 1 – Addition of single digit numbers
  • Level 2 – Subtraction of numbers less than 20
  • Level 3 – Addition and subtraction of numbers less than 30
  • Level 4 – Multiplication facts up to twelve times twelve
  • Level 5 – Division facts in tables up to twelve.
  • Level 6 – Mixed Multiplication and Division
  • Level 7 – All four operations, two terms
  • Level 8 – All four operations, two terms, harder
  • Level 9 – All four operations, three terms

Mental Maths : Magic Square

Magic Square by Transum.org

A classic magic square puzzle in which pupils are asked to arrange 9 numbers in a 3×3 grid so that all the lines across, all the lines down and the two diagonals add up to the same number. this works on my elderly iPad as well as other tablets.

In a subtle twist the target number is not given, though in Level 1 the numbers are 1-9 as in the classic end of term brain teaser.

There are six levels in total with progressively more difficult numbers which should keep your Maths wizards buzy!

In addition there is an option for a random square and also an intriguing UNmagic square where the object is to AVOID any of the lines adding up to the same number.

All the puzzles provide instant feedback which, when errors are made, can be a great stimulus for discussion amongst the mathematical high fliers in your group.

Magic Square by Transum.org