Tried and tested

20th April 2001 at 01:00
Many websites are dedicated to maths. TEEM evaluators report here on some that have been tested in the classroom.

Infant teachers with Internet access can log on to the BBC's Numbertime (www.bbc.co.ukeducationnumbertime), which reinforces basic skills of number recognition, addition and subtraction in a fun and imaginative way. The games were highly attractive to children and teachers found the support materials useful.

Juniors in Internet-connected classes will benefit from visiting Merseygrid's Numeracy (www.merseygrid.co.ukeducationprojectsnumeracy). This has a great range of maths challenges for older primary children. There are logic puzzles, graphs, co-ordinates and roman numerals. This is an ideal resource to stretch more able pupils or give to classes after the stresses of SATs have eased in the summer term.

The NRICH Maths Club (ww.nrich.maths.org.uk) is useful for teachers wanting to stimulate brighter pupils with strategic games they can play against the computer. Its strong features are the quality of the games on offer and its ease of use. This site offers teachers good support with solutions to problems and printable resources for off-line use.

Anglia Campus's Primary Maths offers well thought-out and presented activities to help children with matching numbers. Basic mouse control is needed to move ladybirds to their numbered homes. Activities are also supported with downloadable worksheets. Subscription rates are pound;120 + VATfor primaries, with a reduced rate of pound;80 + VATfor schools with fewer than 60 pupils (go to www.angliacampus.com for a free demonstration).

For details of how to become a TEEM evaluator and to find more online resources, visit www.teem.org.uk


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