PRACTICAL MATHS ACTIVITIES
http://nrich.maths.org.uk - new puzzles, investigations,
games and practical maths activities - NRICH Maths Site -
Cambridge University, England, UK - resource notified by Mrs. Jennifer Piggott, University of Cambridge Faculty of Education, (Cambridge, UK).
TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT FRACTIONS + PERCENTAGES
An Introduction to Fractions - a "Bart & Miss Walker" story, allowing children to follow the logic of what fractions represent, and how to simplify them.
Addition of Fractions - a "Bart & Miss Walker" story, following on from the previous one, using an apple and some elastic bands to simplify some of the more complex aspects of adding fractions together.
Fractions Worksheets - some simple worksheets where kids can apply what they have learned from the first and second stories.
Fractions and Percentages - the third "Bart & Miss Walker" story, explaining step by step how to express percentages as fractions, with a complete set of free worksheets to allow practice of percentage-to-fraction conversions from 1% to 100%.
PRIMARY SCHOOL MATHS
9th May 2005: Our thanks to Kaiya Williams who has sent in details of this amazing resource ..... Maths Practice Books and Lesson Plans - "covers the whole years work for
years 1 to 6 - scroll down the whole page" ..... Note their disclaimer: "The material is made available through the CIMT for downloading and dissemination for NON-PROFIT MAKING PURPOSES ONLY."
Copymasters, practice books and lesson plans (175 lessons for *each* year from Year 1 to Year 6) - beautifully-constructed worksheets and nearly all the data accessible without "passwords" [their site says "passwords are not normally available to individuals who are not part of an educational institution"].
Homeschooling parents should be able to make use of a *huge* percentage of this resource however (and it might be worth contacting CIMT to request a password, if you're registered for homeschooling) - it is quite the most comprehensive and practical guide to learning Maths we have ever seen on the Internet. This free resource has been created through a collaboration between the Peto Institute in Budapest, Hungary, and the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching at Exeter University, England.
Update (10th November 2010) - Years 1-4 of this resource are now also available in Spanish - click here.