Beyond Maths Year 2000

21st September 2001 at 01:00
The website www.maths- year2000.org is being given a new name and look to coincide with the launch of Count On, the Government maths initiative . Count On has taken over from last year's Maths Year 2000 campaign. The website address has changed to www.counton.org, and the design has been updated with new games and resources for key stage 1 through to GCSE, A-level and beyond.

Meenie Minus and Kaleidoscope (www.counton.orgmagnet) are interactive, game-based magazines for KS1 and KS2 children respectively.

Using mazes, odd bugs and space hopscotch, most of the activities rely on Java programming - so make sure Java is enabled in your web browser.

The museum and games section (www.counton.org games), features old favourites Math Gorilla and Math Fighter alongside new items such as Got It!, a test of mental arithmetic against the clock. Different difficulty levels ensure something for KS2 upwards.

Suitable for KS3 upwards MATRIX (www.counton.org museumoutside), the 3D interactive maths museum, hosts more than 50 maths-based artefacts from around the world - from a virtual Caribbean steel drum to the traditional English pub game, Shut the Box.

Other resources for KS2 up can be found in the Explorer section (www.counton.org explorer).

For those with exams looming, the interactive GCSE attainment test and pure maths A-level packages (www.counton.orggcseandalevel) are useful revision aids.

Try the What's On section (www.counton.orgwhatson) for maths events in your area. The next big Count On event is the York MathFest on October 20 and 21 at McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, Fulford, York, featuring games, puzzles and maths performers.

If you are putting on your own maths event and would like Count On to publicise it,e-mail: events@counton.org

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