Creating Computer Games with Maths

Computer games – some people like them and some people hate them (usually parents).  However at Gastrells Primary School the students  make computer games.  These computer games  have a difference, the student design them to teach Maths.  The first project they undertook was the development of their own coordinate game. This was so successful thatContinue reading “Creating Computer Games with Maths”

Thrupp School Maths and Robots

Thrupp Primary School had a wonderful time exploring Maths and Robots just before half term.  The year 3/4 class got to grips with space travel, angle rotation and distance through a fantastic exploration project.  The parents were amazed to find their children learning angle work, which is often taught at year 6.   My deepestContinue reading “Thrupp School Maths and Robots”

Using Maths to Create Space Games

Game Programming using Maths – Module 1 Algebra & Space Travel     Free pilot studies  – contact   Space Exploration Project 1 Level 4 Time : 1 hour Beginners Scratch The students create a game to explode alien invasion craft in space.  They have to guess the coordinates and then if successful fireContinue reading “Using Maths to Create Space Games”

Clever Clever Koreans

Elementary Electronics! Those clever clever Koreans!  They have started making electronics a part of their elementary education.  No wonder my Samsung is so good (sorry apple users). This is one of their LEGO electronic models they built.  Oh, by the way they even make the LEGO brick because they are out of patent. Long liveContinue reading “Clever Clever Koreans”

Scratch & Maths – I love it!

In one of my lessons last night, a brilliant student called Ben developed a Maths game to teach angles.  It was nice and simple; even so it had my own 12 and 13 year old playing it for 1 hour.     Ben applied Maths in the following area without noticing it: 1. Rotation andContinue reading “Scratch & Maths – I love it!”

Logo & Rotation Lesson Shared

This first resource is teaching Rotation and LOGO at Level 3 & 4.  It brings the Programming and Maths side of the new UK curriculum together. We are looking for a way of sharing our resources so that they are immediately usable by other educators.  It is also an attempt to expand the boundaries ofContinue reading “Logo & Rotation Lesson Shared”

Automating Robotic Arms

Maplin produce a building kit for a 5 motor robotic arm.  It is brilliant and takes about 3 hours to construct. It costs £29.99 which is a snip for this level of automation.  The five stage motors are controlled by a simple windows interface which allows you to explore its movement: What is really coolContinue reading “Automating Robotic Arms”