Category: graphing

Need to create a diagram, poster or infographic?

Diagrams, or visual representations of information in poster form (sometimes called infographics), can often be used by a teacher to present information for learners in a way which is easier to understand when compared to just text. And learners may often wish to present information in a visual graphical form in order to demonstrate their understanding …

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Games-Based Learning with Manga High Maths

Manga High Maths is a free online games-based maths teaching resource originally aimed at 7-16 year-olds, but as of August 2014 extended to include younger pupils (now covering primary 1-3). Mangahigh.com combines the development of maths skills with video game format games and social network models for entertainment and harness the power of social competition for building …

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What’s the Answer Wolfram|Alpha? A search engine which answers with numbers, tables and graphs

Wolfram|Alpha is a search engine with a numeracy slant! It is what is known as a computational search engine, meaning that it is numerical data that it displays in various formats when a search term is entered in the search box. To get a flavour of what this tool can do you may wish to click …

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Handling the Information – Databases in the Primary Classroom

Handling the Information – using Databases in the Primary Classroom.  In this information age being able to use a database is an essential skill.  Databases are all around us and being able to use them effectively is seen as an essential skill for pupils.  The task for the teacher is finding age-appropriate databases  and contexts which will appeal to …

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Fun or fear? Spreadsheets for Problem Solving in the Primary Classroom – fun over fear!

Mention spreadsheets to some teachers and there may be a visible shudder!  For those unfamiliar with the use of spreadsheets in a primary classroom they don’t tend to conjure up ideas of a fun activity for pupils.  Part of the reason for that is that for those who have used spreadsheets in their adult life, …

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2Simple Infant Video Toolkit – it’s nothing to do with video!

2Simple infant video toolkit from http://www.2simple.com/ comprises six programs for early years introducing basic skills, and supported by excellent video lessons aimed at teachers using them with the pupils (that’s where the “video” fits in the title!). 2Paint – Draw pictures with a very simple painting program 2Publish – Combine words & pictures & create letters, borders, envelopes & much …

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