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”

# Tag Archives: 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”

## Scratch Programming & Maths Resources

There are now 5 projects all set out for you in the resources section. Please use them and give us feedback.

## Using Maths to Create Space Games

Game Programming using Maths – Module 1 Algebra & Space Travel Free pilot studies – contact gabriel@makingpi.com 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”

## 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”

## Robots & Maths

We had 4 sessions exploring Robotics and Maths at Gastrells Primary School. The students loved it and really expanded their knowledge of angles and distance. I will publish the full lesson sequence here shortly. This is just another example of how the new Computing curriculum can be overlapped with Maths.

## Maths Cube Bubbles

This is a fun expansion to building shapes. Why not wrap them with a bubble solution and see the new shapes that occur. This is an idea from clever Kerry Cue http://mathspig.wordpress.com/tag/make-your-own-cubic-bubble/

## Number Bond Art

Number bonds are just so important for strong mental maths …. but so boring! However that is where card games, board games and Art comes in. Number bond art is just a fun way of making these things more sticky. That is why I like making lolly sticks, cakes and biscuits: Hope you have aContinue reading “Number Bond Art”

## Dance Maths

We all like to move. It enlivens us and improves our learning abilities. Therefore why not dance out more of Maths. Erik Stern and Dr Karl Schaffer have been doing this for the last 20 years and explain their thinking in this TED lecture What we dream of is a movement curriculum for Maths whichContinue reading “Dance Maths”