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Miss B's Resources

Miss B's Resources | technologies | Scoop.it
Sharing good practise, ideas and resources within the teaching community. Focussing on supporting maths teachers and teachers looking to enhance numeracy across the curriculum.
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This is an on-line portal that is...
   - supporting practitioners especially maths and Functional Skills practitioners and those looking to enhance numeracy across the curriculum,
   - sharing good practice,
   - sharing ideas and
   - sharing resources
...within the education community.

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Planet Nutshell - Education Library

Planet Nutshell - Education Library | technologies | Scoop.it
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Explore Planet Nutshell's Teacher Library for Educational Videos
Planet Nutshell have produced videos on...
   - Internet Safety,

   - Financial Aid,

   - Climate Science,

   - Health,

   - Mathematics, and

   - Physics.
NOTE: Target Audience is USA so Financial Aid uses US Dollars not £s
All of the education videos are available in one section of the site labelled Teacher Library.

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DreamBox Learning - Teacher Tools

DreamBox Learning - Teacher Tools | technologies | Scoop.it

Free DreamBox K-8 math virtual manipulatives to use with any whiteboard bring math to life for students in large-or-small group instructional settings.

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Dreambox Learning provides some excellent "Teacher Tools" (manipulatives) for visual/kinesthetic learners in Mathematics.
Ideal, in many cases, for use on Interactive White Boards, Chromecasts etc.
Also have potential for use within a "Flipped Learning" setup.

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Illuminations

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Illuminations provides resources and materials to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics for all learners.
This includes...
   - Lesson Plans
   - Puzzles
   - Problems
   - Stories
   - Games
...and More
Practitioners can also...
   - subscribe to the "Bright Ideas" eNewsletter
   - read how others are using Illuminations resources
...and more...

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Illuminations provides resources and materials to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics for all learners.
This includes...
   - Lesson Plans
   - Puzzles
   - Problems
   - Stories
   - Games
...and More
Practitioners can also...
   - subscribe to the "Bright Ideas" eNewsletter
   - read how others are using Illuminations resources
...and more...

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OpenCurriculum: Create and discover better maths curriculum together

OpenCurriculum: Create and discover better maths curriculum together | technologies | Scoop.it
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Open Curriculum is a new entry into the lesson repository market.
Like similar sites, Open Curriculum offers a collection of thousands of resources for teaching mathematics.
Users can browse the Open Curriculum resource lists according to grade level and topic. As you might expect, a lot of the featured resources are Khan Academy materials. In addition to the Khan Academy materials you will find lessons created and shared by other practitioners.
Note: Open Curriculum provides more than just a collection of mathematics lesson materials. In your Open Curriculum account users can create and share their own lessons and units of study. They can also upload existing materials to incorporate into the lessons and units that they create in Open Curriculum.
Open Curriculum say that English and science lesson materials are coming soon. In the meantime the maths resources and lesson planner will raise awareness of how the service functions.
The sharing aspect of Open Curriculum could be useful for Education departments that are looking for a place to share materials that they like and create with each other.

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John Dalziel's insight:

Open Curriculum is a new entry into the lesson repository market.
Like similar sites, Open Curriculum offers a collection of thousands of resources for teaching mathematics.
Users can browse the Open Curriculum resource lists according to grade level and topic. As you might expect, a lot of the featured resources are Khan Academy materials. In addition to the Khan Academy materials you will find lessons created and shared by other practitioners.
Note: Open Curriculum provides more than just a collection of mathematics lesson materials. In your Open Curriculum account users can create and share their own lessons and units of study. They can also upload existing materials to incorporate into the lessons and units that they create in Open Curriculum.
Open Curriculum say that English and science lesson materials are coming soon. In the meantime the maths resources and lesson planner will raise awareness of how the service functions.
The sharing aspect of Open Curriculum could be useful for Education departments that are looking for a place to share materials that they like and create with each other.

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Flight Risk

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This infographic allows you to investigate every commercial passenger plane incident in the last 20 years by cause
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An interactive visualisation of every major commercial passenger plane crash of the last 20 years.
Could be a useful resource for Mathematics & Statistics in particular.

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Math Chimp - Math Games, Videos, and Worksheets

Math Chimp - Math Games, Videos, and Worksheets | technologies | Scoop.it
Math Chimp has free math games, videos, and worksheets. We create and collect the best math activities online and organize them by the Common Core Standards.
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Math Chimp is a catalogue of more than one hundred on-line mathematics games and although aimed at elementary school and middle school learners, can be ideal for Functional Maths learners.
Practitioners can review games on Math Chimp by selecting a grade and then selecting a standard or objective. After those selections are made, Math Chimp will direct them to an appropriate mathematics game for their learners.
Math Chimp also offers a small library of instructional videos for each grade level. The videos are matched to the skills learners practice in games for the same grade level. To find an appropriate video just select a grade and a skill.

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Robocompass | A Robotic Geometry Box on 3D

Robocompass | A Robotic Geometry Box on 3D | technologies | Scoop.it
Practice Compass and StraightEdge constructions
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Practitioners and learners, draw your geometric constructions using the very attractive interface that is Robocompass.
Robocompass is easy to use, simply type in commands.
Just select "How to" for the list of supported commands.
Ideal for use on an interactive whiteboard, for flipped learning and/or presentations/revision etc.

My first simple try-out is at http://www.robocompass.com/share?id=1iupw1on551km 

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Your Life - Showing how science and maths leads to exciting, successful careers

Your Life - Showing how science and maths leads to exciting, successful careers | technologies | Scoop.it
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Your Life brings together business, educators, civil society and government, to show how science and maths leads to exciting, successful careers.

It aims to make the most of all our talents and to grow the number of women in science, technology and engineering.

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iCoachMath: Free on-line Maths Dictionary for learners

iCoachMath: Free on-line Maths Dictionary for learners | technologies | Scoop.it

Providing a free on-line maths dictionary for learners and also providing free solved maths problems with step-by-step solutions

John Dalziel's insight:

iCoach Math provides a comprehensive dictionary of Mathematics terminology.
All the terms are arranged in alphabetical order.
As always, use...
   - Command + F ( on Mac ) or
   - Control + F ( on Windows ) to search for any term.
Each term comes with a textual definition accompanied with a visual example.

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Data Visualization: How much have we polluted?

Data Visualization: How much have we polluted? | technologies | Scoop.it
ElkanoData offers you a tool to visualize the environmental footprint generated by each country. Explore, analyze, compare and reflect.
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This is an eye-opening map which shows the extent to which we have polluted the earth from 1960 to 2008.
Simply choose two countries you want to compare, pollution-wise, and choose the date you want to look at (from 1960 to 2008). You will then be presented with information showing how much those countries have polluted.
This has so many uses in so many subject areas.

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Studygeek: Free maths help online

Studygeek: Free maths help online | technologies | Scoop.it
Here you can find hundreds of free math lessons, answers and useful math solvers, which will help you with your math classes.
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Studygeek offers hundreds of free online mathematics tutorials.

The site features a combination of written tutorials and video tutorials sourced from the web.
Like similar sites, Studygeek organizes lessons according to subject and topic.
Studygeek targets high school and undergraduate mathematics learners.
Ideal for learners that need of a quick refresher or a little help when they get stuck on their course/homework.

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slackmath

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QR video solutions to free math worksheets

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Slackmath exploits the use of QR codes. 


Slackmath, developed by a Geoffrey Slack, a maths teacher in the USA, provides dozens of PDFs of algebra problems.


Each PDF contains QR codes next to the mathematics problems.
After learners complete the maths problems they scan the QR code to check their answers and find video explanations of how to solve the problems.


Perfect for learners to practice and get immediate feedback while studying on their own or in a learning environment geared towards the individual learner.

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CK-12 Simulations

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On the CK-12 Simulations website, learners can chose from a LONG list of simulations that cover everything from the physics of sound to gravity's forces on water from a fountain...
How does it work?
   - The first step, once they've selected a simulation, is to learn about the physics behind the simulation.
   - Then they are taken into the simulation to put it to the test.
CK-12 Simulations website has prompts under the challenge button to see if the learner really knows their stuff.
I highly recommend that STEM practitioners check K-12 Simulations out

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CK-12 Foundation

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CK-12 Foundation provides a library of free online textbooks, videos, exercises, flashcards, and real world applications for over 5000 concepts from arithmetic to history
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CK-12 is a great platform that provides high quality curated STEM content for both practitioners and learners.
Its library has over 5000 math and science materials ideal to use in learning environments.
CK-12 has now launched a new wonderful resource for physics practitioners.
"Physics Interactive Simulations" features a plethora of free online simulations to help learners understand different physics concepts.
NOTE: This service is still in beta but there are already more than 60 simulations embedded there.
Practitioners should browse through the different collections and see what you can pick up for their Learners.

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MyBnk - Delivering expert-led financial education & enterprise

MyBnk - Delivering expert-led financial education & enterprise | technologies | Scoop.it
We are a charity who deliver financial education and enterprise experiences directly to 11-25 years olds in schools and youth organisations.
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MyBnk, working with young people, have created high impact and high energy financial and enterprise education programmes on topics such as...
   - saving and budgeting,
   - survival money management,
   - social enterprise and
   - start up entrepreneurship.
Useful resources for Functional Skills.
MyBnk are a charity who deliver financial education and enterprise experiences directly to 11-25 year olds in schools and youth organisations.

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Woodlands Maths Zone - Fun interactive maths games

Woodlands Maths Zone - Fun interactive maths games | technologies | Scoop.it
Free interactive Maths games and puzzles. A fun way to learn addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, geometry. Learning without knowing it!
John Dalziel's insight:

Family Learning Practitioners, that are looking for some good mathematics games to add to their lists of resources, would do well to check out the links on the Woodlands Resources site.
The games offer fun practice activities for learners.
The games are organized according to skill sets.

The categories are...
   - measuring skills,
   - number skills,
   - shape and space skills, and
   - data skills.

Many of the games are also appropriate for use on interactive whiteboards and touch-screen computers.
Science and Literacy too...
In addition to the mathematics games Woodlands Resources includes sections for science and literacy games.
Note: The literacy section features games that use British English so teachers of American learners may not find them all that useful.

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Bel Math Apps

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Bel Math Apps offers the applications for iPad, iPhone, Android
with the new approach to practice the elementary and middle school mathematics.
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Bel Math Apps applications cover the whole Number and Operations domain of Functional Skills.

Practitioners and Learners can use the applications as a digital alternative to the traditional paper and pencil method.
The goal is to provide a tool to strengthen learners' knowledge.
Most important features of the apps...
   - easy to learn, easy to operate;
   - no distractions;
   - the flexible nature of the apps allows it to fit the needs of any learner;
   - the apps help practitioners to locate their learners’ weak spots, and to quickly improve the learners’ skills and performance in those areas;
NOTE: iPad & iPhone applications allow sending the results of the practice session directly from the application to the practitioner through the built-in Email ;
   - applications for Android are able to store the session results in the files for the following analysis by practitioners.

Click MORE and choose Demo to try it out first!

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Bel Math Apps applications cover the whole Number and Operations domain of Functional Skills.

Practitioners and Learners can use the applications as a digital alternative to the traditional paper and pencil method.
The goal is to provide a tool to strengthen learners' knowledge.
Most important features of the apps...
   - easy to learn, easy to operate;
   - no distractions;
   - the flexible nature of the apps allows it to fit the needs of any learner;
   - the apps help practitioners to locate their learners’ weak spots, and to quickly improve the learners’ skills and performance in those areas;
NOTE: iPad & iPhone applications allow sending the results of the practice session directly from the application to the practitioner through the built-in Email ;
   - applications for Android are able to store the session results in the files for the following analysis by practitioners.

Click MORE and choose Demo to try it out first!

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Maths-resources - Free Maths Resources, Worksheets & Games

Maths-resources - Free Maths Resources, Worksheets & Games | technologies | Scoop.it
Free Maths Resources. Worksheets, Games, Graphs, Calculators.
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Free maths teaching resources!
In fact an Aladdins Den of Maths teaching resources available for free.

Take time to go through the site and download resources...
   - Maths games and puzzles,
   - worksheet generators,
   - graphing tools,
   - UKMT questions and a whole load more
...that you require or use the online tools.

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Math Worksheets | Dynamically Created Math Worksheets

Math Worksheets | Dynamically Created Math Worksheets | technologies | Scoop.it
Dynamically Created Math Worksheets for Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Time, Fractions, Kindergarten and more Math Topics.
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Math Aids is a treasure trove of free dynamically created maths worksheets.
Math Aids currently features more than 895 unique worksheets and are organized into 74 maths topics all of which are accessible via the left hand column.
Math Aids is free to use and does not require any sign-up. Each topic features a wide variety of worksheets and the great thing about these worksheets is that they come in a format that allows practitioners to customize them on site by adding text, changing values..etc to suit your specific teaching needs.
After customisation is complete, worksheets can be printed or download the PDF version which usually includes answer keys.
If you are a maths practitioner, a learning provider or functional skills practitioner who are interested in measuring your learners mastery of basic math skills or giving them extra practice, then Math Aid is definitely a must have.

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Math Duel: 2 Player Math Game - Android Apps on Google Play

Math Duel: 2 Player Math Game - Android Apps on Google Play | technologies | Scoop.it
Two can have fun at the same time! Math Duel: 2 Player Math Game is one of those fun educational games where two players fight each other mathematically. Cool game for...
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Two can have fun at the same time!
Math Duel is one of those fun educational games where two players fight each other mathematically.
Testing their math skills in a race against their peers.
The screen is split in two so very convenient for the duel games.
This is a concentration game that stirs their brain in a positive way.
Dare I suggest a league table where players can only challenge others above them?

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TEACHunicef: Explore Topics

TEACHunicef: Explore Topics | technologies | Scoop.it
Topic landing page.
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TeachUNICEF is an outreach project from UNICEF. The goal of the site is to provide lesson plans and other resources to help practitioners teach about wide variety of global issues.
A series of articles accompanies each lesson plan and suggested grade level is listed with each article.
Practitioners can download a lesson plan in its entirety or pick and choose specific parts of a lesson plan to download.
Most of the lesson plans found on TeachUNICEF include...
   - pictures,
   - videos, and
   - audio recordings.
The "explore" section of TeachUNICEF showcases materials for teaching about global issues with connections to...
   - Social Studies,
   - Science,
   - Maths,
   - English/language arts,
   - Foreign/world languages.

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Virtual Nerd: Real maths help for learners

Virtual Nerd: Real maths help for learners | technologies | Scoop.it
Virtual Nerd's patent-pending tutorial system provides in-context information, hints, and links to supporting tutorials, synchronized with videos, each 3 to 7 minutes long. In this non-linear system, users are free to take whatever path through the material best serves their needs. These unique features make Virtual Nerd a viable alternative to private tutoring.
John Dalziel's insight:

Although VirtualNerd is aimed at middle school and high school mathematics learners, it is also ideal for older learners who need support in Functional Skills for example.
Users can select a maths subject area and start to refine their topic by skill and strand.
Once users have identified the information they need help with, they have access to view a brief, visual video explaining exactly how to solve the problem or understand the concept.
What's impressive is how specific VirtualNerd gets.
Learners can spend hours online searching for tutorials on how to do certain problems.
With VirtualNerd, the time spend searching is significantly reduced so that learners can quickly find what they're looking for and get to work applying their knowledge.
I'd say it's a "must check the site out" for practitioners; if only to see how user-friendly the resources are and providing a model for their own resource creation(s).

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Transum Software

Transum Software | technologies | Scoop.it
Free online software for Maths Teachers
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One for practitioners and learners delivering or on maths courses.
If they have not fully explored Transum’s excellent "Starter of the Day" pages then they should have another look, there are some gems there.
The homepage lists content for...
Learners and
Practitioners
The Topics Tab helps pinpoint specific Maths topics
All Transum Software is offered free however if it is used regularly they'd appreciate a contribution.
Suggested payments can be found under the Licence Tab.

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Aspire to Inspire

Aspire to Inspire | technologies | Scoop.it
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A must view resource for Equality & Diversity from NASA. Women in...

     - Science
     - Technology
     - Engineering and
     - Maths

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