This interactive whiteboard resource is useful for introducing children to the concept of having the answer but not one of the numbers in the question. An addition is shown with an answer but not one of the numbers being added. The “20″ button generates questions with an answer below 20. The “100″ button generates numbers with an answer below 100.
There are two modes that can be toggles to control how this works. The mode is selected by using the options card which can be toggled on by tapping the turquoise triangle at the upper left of the screen. Interactive answers can be turned on or off.
Interactive answers off: Just the addition is shown with the missing number covered by a “?”. Tap help to provide a hint to the question using inverse operations. Tap the question mark to reveal. This mode is useful for quick question and answer sessions.
Interactive answers on: The question mark cannot be removed. A set of answer numbers appear which can be dragged to the “Answer Here” box appear. Once the answer is given the tick/cross button can be pushed to check the answer. Stars appear down the right of the screen. Each pair of stars correspond to 1 question. One star is filled in for an answer for numbers below 20. Two stars are filled in for answers to a question below 100. Use these to try and get ten answers correct in a row.
The hidden number can be toggled between left and right using the toggle on the option card. The next question generated will have the card in the new place.
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This resource was originally designed to be part of the Numeracy Basics app but I decided that its use is to specific for that app which is a general set of tools rather than focused activities. This may appear on another app of resources so if you have any suggestions for that or for this IWB version please leave a comment or let me know on twitter @teacherled.
This interactive whiteboard resource is designed to facilitate number work and place value with a class. It works primarily as an aid to questioning when comparing the effect of change a digit in a place and comparing number sizes. You may also find other ways to use it.
The resource was originally suggested on twitter by @gepocock. She originally asked for it to use dice to allow numbers to be randomly generated for hundreds tens and units. I changed this to flip charts as dice are a little impractical to manipulate when represented digitally. Furthermore a six sided dice doesn’t have enough numbers and a ten sided dice can be confusing to read. Hopefully the end result allows the same use.
Generate a new digit by tapping the page on each flip chart. Flip charts can be rearranged by dragging them from the red top of the chart. They can be placed on any empty peg. The place value headings can be toggled using the top “x” button. The flip charts and pegs on the bottom can be toggled on or off by using the bottom “x” button.
This resource is a candidate to be added to the Numeracy Basics app for the iPad for its next update. You can comment on its functionality either in the comments below or on twitter @teacherled.
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This interactive whiteboard resource provides what is hoped to be a convenient upgrade to standard fraction charts. One of the problems with standard fraction charts is that looking for equivalent fractions can be made difficult for students as they are presented with so many. Added to this is the fact that some are so far from others. For example comparing one third to 4 twelfths is made difficult because there are 8 fraction bars between them. On this resource one whole is always shown. The following 3 bars can be cycled from halves to twelfths to aid in comparing fractions. A convenient vertical guide can also be dragged horizontally to accurately compare fractions.
The up and down arrow buttons control the cycling of the fraction types. The vertical guide is draggable, and partially fades out when not in use and parked to the left or right of the chart. The pale grey button toggles the rest of the buttons on or off in case they are proving distracting.
This resource will be added to the iPad Numeracy Basics app. Rather than subject users to continual small upgrades, which can be problematic with school iPad setups, I’ll save upgrades until they’re relatively substantial.
Go to IWB Fraction Chart Resource.
This resource is the free IWB version of the new resource added to the Numeracy Basics iPad app. Apart from performance. which is dependent on your computer, it is identical to the one in the app. It is designed to allow teachers to model a variety of number based lessons. As many of each number and operation can be dragged on to the whiteboard and moved around. To remove any single number just drag it off the board. To clear all of them tap the recycle button.
This IWB version can be used for whole class teaching. If you have the app on an iPad as well you can use it for providing one to one and small group assistance. Information on the app as well as the free IWB version of each resource it contains are available here.
Go to Magnet Numbers IWB resource.
This is a resource to support a quiz format that is popular in the classrooms (at least in the UK). It is for 2 teams. One team needs to complete a white path up the board the other team needs to complete a red path across the board. The team with the advantage is red as their path is potentially longer than white’s. Questions follow the format of “What T is…”.
Each new game starts with a flashing random letter. Whichever team gets the question right clicks the appropriate button and the flashing letter becomes their colour. They then pick which letter they want to try for next.
This resource is basically a rewrite of a popular one that already exists on this site. The difference apart from the smarter graphics is that this one is not written in Flash and will, therefore, work on mobile devices and tablets such as the iPad. It will also work on newer browsers on desktop machines. If it does not or the performance is lacking please try the original version.
By making this usable by iPads and the like the opportunity exists for small groups to be involved in a a quiz, perhaps with a teaching assistant, away from the main classroom, and hence the IWB.
Go to HTML5 iPad and tablet compatible learning resource.
HTML5 works well on iPads but can be very sluggish on some computers/browsers.
The Flash based version can be found here if this one does not work well on your computer.
Some interesting ideas for its use can be found in the comments there.
Comments and bugs can be left below.
This interactive white boards resource is a new version of one featured on the original version of the Numeracy Basics app. In the UK reviews somebody suggested that it would be useful if the beads increase from 20 to 50 or 100. The reason that they were fixed at 20 was that that was the most that could be usefully fitted on screen at once. However by allowing them to scroll 20 can still be on screen but more flexibility is given. Scroll the beads by moving the blue bar at the bottom.
The beads can be coloured into odds and evens or groups of 5 using the appropriate buttons at the top.
The top row of beads start blank but show a number when tapped. The bottom row of beads start with the numbers showing. When they are tapped they bounce to mark the position.
The rows can be made to hide by tapping the ‘x’ button next to each one.
A guide for adding and subtraction 10s can also be toggled on or off.
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This interactive whiteboard resource is a simple one for going over times tables. You can select which times table to display and whether to display it in order. Tapping the blue covers reveals or hides each answer. All can be covered or uncovered using the buttons at the top.
This resource is identical to the one on the Numeracy Basics app for the iPad. As such this IWB resource can be useful where whole class teaching takes place with the IWB and individual or group work with the iPad. As this resource plus the 4 others on the app are also available to use for free on desktop computers it also provides a useful way to evaluate whether you want to purchase the app.
Go to Times Table IWB resource.
If you feel this resource plus an interactive clock, a multiplication grid, a number track and a times tables resource would be useful on an iPad please see it in the app store by clicking the icon below: