Classroom Resources for online learning – A list of some available resources
To help you on your online teaching/learning journey, here is a list of some of the online/distance learning materials that have come to our attention over the last month (organised alphabetically). If you know of or are using any others please let us know on our facebook page so that we can share with you all.
- Activities for Primary Math Students by Dr Steven Nisbet OAM – a selection of activities for primary mathematics students and teachers kindly donated by Dr Steven Nisbet, former Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education, Griffith University.
- Back to Front Maths (http://www.backtofrontmaths.com.au/b2fmathshome) is offering a free primary maths work program for students working from home. It includes parental advice, teacher advice, curriculum tracking, video and webinars for professional learning.
- Crickweb (http://www.crickweb.co.uk/
ks1numeracy.html) This website provides a range of interactive games including number, sorting, patterns and matching games.
- Casio Education (http://www.casio.edu.shriro.com.au/) are offering free Scientific emulator software to teachers as well as recorded and live (via Zoom) teacher PD and workshops. For students there are videos for learning and free Numerical Acumen’s game-based practice and assessment environment.
- The Department of Education (https://education.qld.gov.au/
curriculum/learning-at-home/ mathematics) has developed two-week units of learning for students to complete away from school at their own pace are available for download. These units of work are based on the typical work students would be learning at school and are aligned to the Australian Curriculum.
- Desmos (https://learn.desmos.
com/coronavirus) has developed a series of distance-friendly activities that are particularly well-suited for distance learning in Grade 6 through Calculus.
- IXL Maths (https://au.ixl.com/math/) IXL helps students master essential skills at their own pace through fun and interactive questions, built in support and motivating awards.
- Joel Speranza (http://joelsperanza.com/) A QLD maths teacher well known for his instructional videos has a series of online video tutorials for Specialist and Maths Methods.
- Learn Maths online with Mr Bodgers (https://m.youtube.com/user/
benjodgers) A NSW maths teacher has a series of videos and associated worksheets for years 7-12.
- M1 Maths (m1maths.com) is a free online resource designed for high school students to learn maths independently. It has explanations of concepts and exercises with answers. Level 6 is for Maths Methods with 32 modules sequenced to match the Queensland Maths Methods syllabus. Could be useful for students who can’t get to school. Maybe even for those who can.
- MathBlaster games (http://www.mathblaster.com/) Educational games to build numeracy knowledge. NB: POP UPS COULD OCCUR IF POP UPS NOT BLOCKED BY USER
- MathGameTime (http://www.mathgametime.com/) Fun, interactive games which outline targeted maths concepts. NB: POP UPS COULD OCCUR IF NOT BLOCKED BY USER
- Maths Matters (https://www.facebook.com/
pages/Maths-Matters/ 115280948551194) will be posting “maths at home” ideas and developing other ways to provide online support for parents in a meaningful way, whether that be with worksheets and lessons, webinars on understanding maths aspects, or Q&A times. They will provide some instant lessons, ideas for structuring your day, and tips for teaching kids online.
- Mathspace (https://mathspace.co/
coronavirus) is offering their program for free to schools that are affected by COVID-19, to help teachers and students work through the curriculum from home. In addition, they’re also offering free resources to help assist teachers with their transition to an online teaching environment.
- Math Playground (https://www.mathplayground.
com/) Fun, interactive maths games. NB: POP UPS COULD OCCUR IF NOT BLOCKED BY USER
- Mathplotplus (http://mathplotplus.com/
freesitelicenseoffer.htm) is offering free licences for at least next two months (depending upon what happen). The programs available include worksheet/homework book generation (randomly generated with fully worked solutions) and a year 7-10 maths tutor with the capacity for students to save work and email to teachers, which would provide an easy way of students communicating with teachers.
- Numerphile (https://www.numberphile.com/) Engaging, high quality videos, funny, quirky, great for all ages.
- Origo Education (https://www.origoeducation.com.au/athome/) A weekly list of maths activities for P-6 students to complete at home. All resources included.
- TED Ideas worth spreading (https://www.ted.com/talks/
arthur_benjamin_a_performance_ of_mathemagic?referrer= playlist-talks_to_watch_with_ kids#t-4867) Using daring displays of algorithmic trickery, lightning calculator and number wizard Arthur Benjamin mesmerizes audiences with mathematical mystery and beauty.
- Texas Instruments (https://education.ti.com/en-
au) are offering free, six-month software licenses, Student Tutorial Programs and Teacher Online Solutions- PD and Resources
- Topmarks (https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
maths-games/5-7-years/counting ) Interactive mathematics website for the early years focussing on number and place value, measurement and shapes.
- ToyTheatre (https://toytheater.com/
category/teacher-tools/ virtual-manipulatives/) Maths manipulatives to use online NB: POP UPS COULD OCCUR IF NOT BLOCKED BY USER
Please note that this is by no means a complete list of the materials/offers made available to teachers and students during the pandemic and QAMT do not endorse and have not quality assured their content.
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