Category Archives: games

First day resources – a bit late!

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My daughter has just started teaching and year 3/4 class and I am feeling very proud !

So my eye picks out anything with new teacher or anything that could be useful to her.

Here is one such site , entitled 5 Things to Do on Your first Day of Class. It has suggestions for how to

  • Greet Students
  • Set Rules
  • Team Building
  • Grab Your Students’ Attention
  • Assess Prior Knowledge

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Maybe you could use some of the suggestions during the year?

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Maths apps for primary schools

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Following on from my last post, passing on what I have learnt from Kelly Rexine’s blog, he posted about some Maths apps that I thought could be useful as our school is getting more and more into ipads.

Although if they all cost to buy, the apps will need to be very good to purchase and install on multiple devices!!

Mystery Math MuseumFUN MATH PRACTICE: Your mission: Help a friendly and curious little ghost rescue the dragonflies that are hidden in Mystery Math Museum. Players use math skills to unlock rooms and Mystery math museumpassages on their epic journey. Along the way, you can also earn talking portraits for your Gallery. Every picture has a story to tell and the colorful cast of characters in the museums have plenty to say. Costs $2.99

 

 

 

Alien Buddies – (for pre-school) – Packed with four engaging activities (matching, puzzles, dot to dot and stickers) with varied difficulty levels and visual and audio modes to reinforce colors, shapes, numbers and letters for ages 3-7.  Cost $1.99alien buddies app

 

 

 

 

Marble MathSolve a variety of math problems by collecting numbers as you roll or drag your marble through a series of fun mazes for ages 9-12 and up. Costs $2.99 marble math app

Marble math Junior Solve a variety of math problems by collecting numbers as you roll or drag your marble through a series of fun mazes for ages 5-8 (with audio questions for emerging readers). Costs $2.99

Marble Math LiteSolve a variety of multiplication problems by collecting numbers as you roll or drag your marble through a series of fun mazes. For ages 6 and up. Costs FREE

marble math lite app