A gentle introduction to algorithms. What are they, how do we use them everyday, and how can we identify them?
A powerpoint/slideshow that explains the basics of what an algorithm is without going too in depth or technical. Also included is a worksheet with both quantitative and qualitative questions about identifying and explaining algorithms and their purpose.
A gentle introduction to code. What is code, what is it used for, what are programming languages, what are bugs?
A powerpoint/slideshow going through the basics of what code is and what it’s purpose and usages. There is also a worksheet (with answers) included that is based on the information from the powerpoint.
A quiz game where you have to select the correct country from a highlighted map. This quiz contains 47 questions, each with a highlighted map and four choices.
This could be used as a lesson starter or as a game to play during a geography or map lesson.
All the questions are randomly ordered, so whenever you play the questions will be in a new random order, and if you answer all the questions they will repeat in a new random order.
This quiz is made within powerpoint and will automatically open in presentation mode, you can press the escape (ESC) key at any point to escape the app. When you open the powerpoint it will ask you to enable macros.
This package also contains a image for every highlighted country and a blank map. These could be used to create your own worksheets or as a colouring activity.
Europe Country Map Quiz.ppsm
The powerpoint quiz
A zip folder containing all the images from the quiz, and a unhighlighted map.
Microsoft Powerpoint with macros enabled
The four basic operations consist of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. These teaching resources contains a presentation explaining the basic operation with animated examples, an excel spreadsheet with randomly generated questions and automated marking that could be used as a lesson starter, and question and answer sheets with over 200 questions.
The Four Basic Operations.pptx
A power point explaining each of the four basic operations with animated examples and questions.
The Four Basic Operations - Random Questions.xlsm
An excel spreadsheet (with macros) that randomly generates a question using one of the four basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division) and will show a smiley face or an unhappy face if the answer is correct or incorrect.
This could be used as a starter for a lesson, or as a quick activity/refresher.
The Four Basic Operations - Question Sheets.docx
A word document containing questions and answer boxes, one page for each operation. This contains over 200 questions. The pages/questions could be chopped up, or split apart and given as lesson tasks or homework.
The Four Basic Operations - Answer Sheets.docx
The accompanying answer sheet for the 200+ questions.
Microsoft Office Suite (Words, Power point and Excel)
This pack contains a solar system interactive app that allows you to explore the galaxy and learn about all the planets, Pluto, the Sun, the Moon, the Mars Rover, and more.
This pack also contains a couple of small activities, a maze and word scrambles. It also includes a worksheet. These all include the questions and answers sheet to make the marking easier.
There is also a quiz application which contains 55 questions. These questions are shown in a random order, so it can be different each time you run it.
This gives you a bunch of information and fun activities to help teach and learn about the planets and our solar system.
A KS2 quiz around a data table taken from a previous SAT exam. This quiz will test the ability to read and interpret the data from the table. It is a macro-enabled powerpoint quiz. When you open the document it will automatically start in presentation mode and ask you to enable macros. You can exit the quiz at anytime by pressing the escape (ESC) key on the keyboard.
This quiz contains 74 questions that will be displayed in a random order. Every time you open the powerpoint the order pf the questions will be randomised. If you answer all 74 questions then it will repeat the questions but in a new random order.
Fully Grown Animals, Their Average Mass, and Average Heart Rate.ppsm
The powerpoint quiz
Microsoft Powerpoint and macros enabled
This tool allows you to generate random fraction based questions in different categories: simplification, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. This questions can either be answered and marked automatically within the application (with all the workings out) or you download the questions and answers into worksheets that can be given to the students.
This application is created using web technologies, which means in opens within a browser. All the files included in this package must be kept together, otherwise the application will not work correctly. To open the application simply double click on the ‘index.html’ file or right click it and open it within a browser (Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge, etc).
To download the question and answer sheets simply generate the desired questions and print the web page (CTRL+P) and choose ‘save as pdf’. This will be the question sheet. Then press the ‘mark answers’ buttons and download a pdf again (CTRL+P and choose ‘save as pdf’) this will be the answer sheet. All the buttons and tick/cross will be removed when printing.
A presentation explaining what the Caesar Cipher is, as well as definitions for encryptions and cryptography, and an activity to create cipher dials and encoded messages. Also, a word search with encrypted answers - so the children have to first decrypt the words then find them in the word search.
This would work great as a small activity or in addition to a unit of work. It offers a way to add a fun activity to get children engaged in what could be an otherwise boring subject.
The Caesar Cipher.pptx
The presentation to be used to explain the Caesar Cipher and introduce the activity.
Caesar Cipher Dials.docx
A word document with the dials, ready for printing.
Caesar Dipher Dials.png
A image of the two dials, for editing or wall displays.
Caesar Cipher Word Search.docx
The word search for the children to work out and find the answers.
Caesar Cipher Word Search - Answers.docx
The answers to the word search (including the decrypted words and locations).
Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Powerpoint)
An introduction into computer games. What are they, what goes into making them, and what features do games have?
This includes a powerpoint/slideshow going through the basics of computer games, a worksheet (with answers) based on that powerpoint. There is also an additional activity that helps students break down a video game and think about what elements and work went into creating that game.