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					Using ICT with adult numeracy learners Useful websites

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http://www.dfes.gov.uk/readwriteplus/embeddedlearning/search.cfm Good all round literacies website. Workplace numeracy survival kit http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/workplace/ Maths in the news http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/inthenews/numbers/archive_numbers.shtml http://www.coolmath-games.com/arithmattack/index.html Teaching graphs and charts http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/handlingdata/graphs_and_charts/ind ex.shtml http://bpc.digitalbrain.com/bpc/web/onlineResources/sections/science/mathe matics.html http://nln.mimas.ac.uk/login.jsp http://www.coxhoe.durham.sch.uk/Curriculum/Numeracy.htm WHOLE NUMBERS Timetables http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/multiplication/timesta bles/ http://www.perfect-times.co.uk/ Features information on learning tables and an interactive game. Players can compare their scores with others from around the world. Multiplication http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/whatarenumbers/mult iplesandfactors/index.shtml http://www.multiplication.com/index.htm A site with games, activities, techniques, tips, and secrets for teaching times tables. Mental Multiplication http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/multiplication/mental/

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Try this fridge magnet multiplication game or have a go at this conveyor belt mental multiplication game. http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/multiplication/mental/ game.shtml Have a go at this 'Mental multiplication' quiz! http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/multiplication/mental/ quiz.shtml Multiples and factors http://www.mathsteacher.com.au/year7/ch03_prime/prime.htm This Australian site for maths teachers features a detailed explanation of factors and multiples. http://www.counton.org/magnet/minus/multiples/ Here's a very simple and basic explanation for anyone who might be really struggling with the concepts. http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U3L1GL.html A step-by-step explanation of factors and multiples. http://www.math.com/students/calculators/source/prime-number.htm This calculator lets you enter a number and see if it's prime or not - useful as an extension activity when dealing with factors and multiples. ÷ and x by 10, 100 and 1 000 http://www.multiplication.com/index.htm A site with games, activities, techniques, tips, and secrets for teaching times tables. http://www.aaamath.com/B/mul.htm An American site containing many pages demonstrating different multiplication skills, with interactive activities and games. Mental Division http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/division/mental/ http://www.aaamath.com/B/div.htm An American site containing many pages demonstrating different division skills, with interactive activities and games. Written Division http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/division/written/

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http://www.aaamath.com/B/div.htm An American site containing many pages demonstrating different division skills, with interactive activities and games. Problem solving division http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/division/problemsolvi ng/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/division/problemsolvi ng/ This site from from New Zealand has lots of problem solving puzzles. The site is fully interactive, tempting the user to take the 'Problem Solving Challenge'. Mental Addition and Subtraction http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/addsubtract/mental/ Here are seven games for addition and subtraction. http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/addsubtract/mental/g ame.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revisewise/maths/mental/index.shtml ReviseWise is aimed at children at the end of Key Stage 2, but it still has useful activities you can try with your students. http://www.aaamath.com/B/add.htm and http://www.aaamath.com/B/sub.htm An American site containing many pages demonstrating different addition and subtraction skills, with interactive activities and games. Written Addition and Subtraction http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/addsubtract/written/ Play the amoeba game to practise addition and subtraction by splitting. http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/addsubtract/written/g ame.shtml Are you ready for the written addition and subtraction quiz? Use pen and paper to work out the answers to the sums. http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/addsubtract/written/q uiz.shtml Problem solving with addition and subtraction http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/addsubtract/problems olving/

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Using ICT with adult numeracy learners Writing big numbers

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/whatarenumbers/writi ngbignumbers/index.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/antiques/antiquesroadshow/priceguide/ On the BBC Antiques site there is a Price Guide database of valuations, containing lots of big numbers. You could print out lists and get students to order them. Search by a keyword or click on a category in Quick Search. http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile/printoff.html Practise matching words to figures in the Writing cheques worksheet and writing cheques in the Market stall worksheet. http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/inthenews/numbers/0320.shtml Story from March 2003 about comic relief raising money. Questions on writing big numbers. Rounding and estimating http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/whatarenumbers/rou nding/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile/shockwave/games/roundoff.html In this game you have to pick the answers to rounding questions from a grid of possible choices. Your cursor is a long, pointy cartoon arm, while a cartoon Pythagoras and Hypatia look on. You'll need the Shockwave plugin to play this game. This is free to download and should only take a few minutes. (If you have a recent version of the Flash plugin this may be enough to play the game.) You can get Shockwave from the Macromedia website: http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_V ersion=ShockwaveFlash&promoid=BIOW http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/teachers/worksheets/index.shtml#M athematics Scroll down to Number for the Rounding Off and Approximation printable worksheet. Ratio and proportion http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/ratioandproportion/rat io/ Cooking for a party. Click on 'find a recipe' to select one that serves two or more people. Tell students they will be cooking a large meal for a party and so will need to change the quantities of the ingredients. Ask them to increase quantities using direct proportion and write a new shopping list. http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/

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Ration GCSE Revision http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/maths/numberf/ratiorev1.shtml Though aimed at GCSE learners this site contains useful questions and answers on direct proportion, simplifying ratios, using ratios and dividing in a ratio. Learners can also take a test. Comparing numbers http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/whatarenumbers/com paring/ Negative numbers http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/whatarenumbers/neg ativenumbers/ Here are some suggestions of other places on the web you might find useful for teaching negative numbers:
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Painting the weather http://www.bbc.co.uk/paintingtheweather/ This is a unique art show containing a selection of the nation's best weather pictures. Use one of your favourite winter http://www.bbc.co.uk/paintingtheweather/csv/theme/winter.shtml or snow http://www.bbc.co.uk/paintingtheweather/csv/weather/27.shtml paintings to spark a discussion about cold weather and negative numbers. BBC Weather Look at the latest weather forecasts for the UK http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/ukweather/ world http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/world/ or find your town. Create your own weather map. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/multimedia/games/ Food safety The Food Safety Authority of Ireland website has a publications section from which you can print out a Safe Food to Go leaflet with tips for storing and freezing food.

2D shapes Get to grips with 2D shapes by working out symmetry, tiling patterns and floor plans. http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/measuring/2d_shapes/index.shtml http://www.sflqi.org.uk/materials/pd_elements/02_02_04/finaloutput.htm This material reviews concepts and effective teaching strategies in relation to shape and space. Based on the National Numeracy Strategy, it highlights the properties of shape and positional vocabulary with emphasis placed on the development of mathematical language and the use and application of skills. Using ICT in Adult Literacies Learning 5

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http://www.bodmin.lil.clara.net/resources.html Bodmin Link into Learning is one of 30 centres in Cornwall that provide free online resources mapped against the curriculum. Find some numeracy worksheets here on 2D shapes. http://www.skillsworkshop.org/mss1.htm One of our favourite websites! The Adult Basic Skills Resource Centre for students and tutors continues to offer over 300 free Skills for Life resources. Perimeter http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/measuring/perimeter/
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http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/maths/peri meter_and_area/ A colourful site that offers progression through a series of perimeter quizzes. May also suit younger learners. http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/permarea/ This site contains an interactive grid offering countless possibilities of irregular shapes to challenge the skills of perimeter measurers. http://www.aaamath.com/B/geo.htm A site which features a large collection of perimeter calculations to help build confidence. http://www.mcwdn.org/Geometry/Perimeter.html Shows the main calculations for the perimeters of various shapes and has a short quiz.

Money http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/measuring/money/ Here are eight games that use money. http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/measuring/money/game.shtml
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bpc.digitalbrain.com/bpc/web/onlineResources/sections/basic/basicSkil ls.html This page has a link to a coin recognition activity with an introduction to coins, their values and how they are written. www.moneymatterstome.co.uk This site, developed by NIACE, contains information, activities, hints and advice on money and financial literacy. www.moneymatterstome.co.uk/Interactive-Workshops/ATM.htm This easy-to-use activity simulates a visit to a cash machine. It takes you through all the different functions and uses of a cash machine including how to use your card, your PIN, check your statement and collect your cash.

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Using ICT with adult numeracy learners Area of rectangles

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/measuring/perimeterareaandvolu me/arearectangle/ Use the DIY calculators to work out the area of floors, doors, windows and rooms. All you need to ensure you buy the right amount of wallpaper, paint or carpet! Paint calculator. http://www.bbc.co.uk/homes/diy/paintcalculator.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/maths/shape/arearev1.shtml Though aimed at GCSE students this site contains useful revision, questions and answers on areas. Reading times and dates http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/measuring/time/timesanddates/ Only Fools and Horses Try your luck against Del and Rodney in '24 Hour snap'. Spot the matching pairs before you run out of chances. http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/measuring/time/timesanddates/game .shtml http://www.teachingtime.co.uk/clock/clockres.html Online quiz contributed by Angela Bell who made this quiz for her literacy students in Suffolk. Links to a BBC timeline (covers range of Level 1 reading skills - scanning, using organisational features, etc.) and has suggestions for writing for individual writing. http://www.aclresources.net/angelab/lastyearsquiz.html Distance http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/measuring/distance/
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http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/ The site contains interactive, clickable map diagrams and questions. Your answers are marked as you go with a score updated at the bottom of the page. The page is part of the University of Exeter's innovation in teaching maths section. http://www.mapzone.co.uk/pageshomeworkhelp/mapability/ The site contains interactive, clickable activities that show how to measure distances on maps and how to work with scales. The site is run by the Ordinance Survey.

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Play a game to practice converting between hours and minutes http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/measuring/time/calculatingtime/gam e.shtml The TV and radio listings pages on BBCi can be found at: www.bbc.co.uk/whatson/ They can be used for planning viewing, working out programme length, video setting and converting between 12 and 24 hour clock times. Generate timelines online http://www.teachnology.com/web_tools/materials/timelines/ http://www2.canisius.edu/~emeryg/time.html Browse the Past and some Futures... a collection of Timelines on the Web http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/timelines/ History timelines 1. Telling the time every half hour http://www.hbschool.com/activity/willy/willy.html interactive game for two players. 2. Telling Time http://www.teachingtime.co.uk/draggames/sthec1.html Drag the five digital times to the correct analogue clock, then press Stop the Clock to record your time. (30 minute increments) (15 minute increments) (5 minute increments) 3. A matter of time http://www.fi.edu/time/Journey/JustInTime/contents.html - Interactive quizzes on half hour, 15 minute intervals and five minute intervals, in addition to story problems. 4. What time is it? http://www.primarygames.com/time/question1.htm - for beginners just learning. 5. Telling the time to the hour http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/snapdragon/yesflash/time-1.htm - Set the clock to the correct time. 6. Bang on time http://www.oswego.org/ocsdweb/games/BangOnTime/clockwordres.html - read the time in words and stop the clock when it is at the correct time. 7. Stop the clock http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/maths/time/ index.htm Click on the Stop button then record the clock's time. 8. Willie the watchdog http://www.hbschool.com/activity/willy/willy.html Interactive game for two players. Set the clock according to the roll of the die.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/measuring/time/timetables/ Quiz. Here are three quizzes on reading timetables. Choose a, b or c to begin. http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/measuring/time/timetables/quiz.shtml Temperature http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/measuring/time/timetables/quiz.shtml Temperature quiz http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/measuring/temperature/quiz.shtml http://www.funbrain.com/measure/index.html Practice using a ruler, in inches and centimetres. http://www.lgfl.net/lgfl/leas/enfield/schools/southbury/web/mw/ruler/ruler_cm.s wf Interesting websites http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skills_1st.htm http://www.calculator.com/ http://www.ecomscotland.com/cs/ using the Internet with literacies learners. Created by Learning Connections and Learn Direct Great interactive Australian website focusing on home, work, community and environment http://www.dest.gov.au/literacynet/numcomp/index.html Has some great activities - cooking with muffins (weights and measurements) using exercise machines (reading the machines) http://office.microsoft.com/clipart/default.aspx?lc=en-gb

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