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Cambridge Digital Library - University of Cambridge

Cambridge Digital Library - University of Cambridge | technologies |

The University of Cambridge have put scanned copies of the large collection of Sir Isaac Newton's notebooks and papers online.


There are six scanned collections that visitors can flip through and read online.


The digitized copies of Newton's works provide learners with a great opportunity to dive into the thinking of one of the world's great minds.

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Math Quiz

Math Quiz | technologies |

Maths practitioners should take a look at Math Quiz, an online bank of maths tests for learners.


There are 4 levels of test...

- GCSE mathematics,
- A-Level mathematics,
- Foundation for University mathematics and
- University level mathematics.


The questions are multiple choice, usually 10 questions per test. Once the test is complete the system gives instant feedback to the user.


Users need to register with the site to get the full functionality.


If users want to just check the site out they can access some cut-down quizzes without registering.


Best in Firefox browsers rather than Internet Explorer.

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Free Online Math Games | Play Math Games | Math Chimp

Free Online Math Games | Play Math Games | Math Chimp | technologies |
A portal to maths games ideal for Family Learning Practitioners.


Encourage parents, carers, guardians etc. to play any of the games which are featured on Math Chimp, and have their children start understanding numbers and all the basic operations.


Math Chimp features many colourful titles to encourage children to return a second, a third, a fourth time, and hone their maths skills without them even knowing.


Math Chimp brings together more than 100 different games.


Want to know more about how games and children connect?

Yes, then give the provided blog a look. It has posts that will be interesting to parents, teachers, family learning practitioners etc., who want to learn the best ways in which to bring technology into the learning environment.

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IXL | technologies |

IXL is the Web's most comprehensive maths practice site. Popular among educators and families, IXL provides unlimited questions in more than 2,000 topics. An adaptive learning system, featuring games and awards, inspires students to achieve.


Anyone who visits IXL can complete up to 20 questions each day and view local academic objectives.


But if users want the ability to complete unlimited math problems every day, and if practitioners want IXL to save student work so they can view progress reports, they need to join.


Educator subscriptions are designed for practitioners to use with their learners.


Practitioners can subscribe with a single classroom license or they can subscribe as part of a site license, which includes multiple practitioner accounts.


Learners use their accounts to practice maths.
Practitioners use their accounts to monitor their learners.

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How Many Really?

How Many Really? | technologies |

How Many Really? compares the number of people involved in key historical events or situations to the people you know through Facebook or Twitter or other size groups.


It is part of Dimensions,  an experimental project from the BBC, that allows users to compare the scale of different types of events with something that we can all recognise.


“How many really?”...

- is all about the numbers of people that were involved in a whole range of different events throughout history.
- allows users to add in their own numbers and they are then shown a visual comparison with the number of people involved in the event that they have chosen.


The events fall into the following categories:

Current Affairs
Modern Society

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Zoom from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of spacetime and learn the scale of things along the way!
The Scale of the Universe is an application, that works really well on an interactive whiteboard, to use with learners when trying to visualise a sense of scale. How much smaller are atoms compared to things that we can see like a grain of rice. How much bigger is our galaxy compared to our solar system etc.

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Math Open Reference

Math Open Reference is a great supplement to mathematics textbooks and in particular for learners who need visual references.


Math Open Reference...
     - is a free online reference for geometry practitioners and learners.
     - features animated and interactive drawings to demonstrate geometry terms and concepts.


By clicking on any subject in the first three categories users will find definitions, examples, and interactive drawings.


In the function explorer category users can select linear functions, quadratic functions, or cubic functions to explore how changes in variables affect the graphed output.


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Free Math Animations

Clear explanations in professional-quality animations perfect for the interactive whiteboard or data projector.


Number topics include: decimals, fractions, base ten blocks, ratios. Algebra topics include: equations, simplification.


Functional/Key Skills Practitioners might like to take a look at, a free website with simple Flash animations of various maths concepts, designed by maths teacher Tal Greengard.


SeeMath has a range of different animations, with new animations being added regularly. These animations aree useful as an alternative way of demonstrating some maths concepts.

Tal Greengard's comment, December 7, 2011 12:09 AM
Thanks very much for this post John.I've just added a full-screen option and will soon be adding audio to the site.
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Mathematics in Movies

Mathematics in Movies | technologies |

Harvard mathematics professor, Oliver Knill, has developed this website called Mathematics in Movies that shows movie-clips that include math discussions.


Next to each of the movie-clips, is a description and the choice to either stream the clip in Flash format or download it as a Quicktime file with the M4V format.


The M4V format will help any iOS device owners browsing the site with their device looking for these math-involving movie clips.



1:If users find a clip interesting, they can click on the movie title to be taken to its Internet Movie Database page (IMDb) for more information.
2: There are no restrictions on the movie or scene type or the type of mathematics being discussed.

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Tikatok Across the Curriculum

Tikatok Across the Curriculum | technologies |

Writing lessons and project ideas for your K-8 classroom.

This free monthly series of activities, project ideas and learner worksheets integrates writing across a variety of subjects from maths, science, social studies, art, and more.

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