* Children can respond easily to questions in class by holding up laminated cards from Pictorial Charts Educational Trust. A set of 40 coin cards costs pound;14.99 + VAT, and 10 sets of 54 place value money cards costs pound;14.99 + VAT. Accompanying teacher's guides contain ideas for classroom activities. Also handy is the Number Fan, made up of durable petal-shaped plastic at pound;19.99 + VAT for 10 including teacher's guide. Details: PCET Publishing, 27 Kirchen Road, London W13 OUD, tel: 0181 567 9206; e-mail: email@example.com * SCIcentre, the national centre for initial teacher training in primary school science, has produced its second report. 'Practice in Primary Science Initial Teacher Training' looks at how teacher trainers are helping students to improve literacy and numeracy through science activities. It is free from Peggy Williams, SCIcentre, School of Education, Leicester University and Homerton College, Cambridge CB2 2PH, tel: 0116 252 3659.