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10 Best Free Educational Games: Online Learning That's Fun and Interactive Part 1 of Online Learning Games for Families These educational games are some of the best learning experiences that can be found on the Internet, but who knew they could also be so much fun! A recent study showed that of our 53 million K–12 students, 51 million of them (or 93%) play video games.1 Wouldn't it be better if a higher percentage of these games were educational? Well, parents and educators looking for the best free educational games online need look no further than the ten great sites on this list. Each site has an educational foundation that makes learning fun for students of all ages, and every teacher will tell you that children learn best when they are having fun. So, check out the websites on this list to provide an enjoyable online learning experience for your children.1. Online Learning Games for Families This series of articles rounds up some of the best online games that will educate everyone in your family.

Interactive Whiteboard Resources: Maths, Key Stage 2 Symmetry A good tutorial with audio to help pupils learn the names of different polygons and how to draw lines of symmetry on some of them. Celebrity Shapes Find out about shapes both 2D and 3D and then try your hand at the quiz. Sorting Shapes on a Venn Diagram Sort a variety of 2D shapes on a Venn diagram. Castle shapes Identify 2d and 3d shapes and their properties in the context of a castle. Reflections A teaching resource which demonstrates symmetrical patterns. Axial Symmetry A simple demonstration of what axial symmetry is. Symmetry A tutorial explaining rotational symmetry and line symmetry. Rotational Symmetry An excellent teaching tool to demonstrate rotational symmetry in 2D shapes. Position and Turning A fantastic interactive resource for demonstrating right angles, clockwise and anti-clockwise, compass directions and turns. Polygon Playground A drag and drop activity where you can experiment with symmetry, tessellations or just design crazy patterns or pictures using shapes. Solid Figures

Creativity and imagination in the math classroom—reframing projects and project based learning | Curiouser and Curiouser This week was our monthly curriculum writing committee meeting. We were sharing our successes and challenges regarding the Common Core and I mentioned, “I don’t want to sound dramatic, but I hunger for creativity. I want my students to create.” I am truly afraid the kids will lose interest in math if I don’t give them opportunities to use their imagination. Jennie Winters, our Lake County ROE math/science coordinator, replied that according to PARCC performance tasks using creativity are one of the highest levels of performance indicators. So why have I limited my students’ creativity? If imagination is the single most important competitive advantage we can have today, (Thomas Friedman, Grinnell College 2009 commencement address) I should be fostering it in math. With that in mind, is it worthwhile to examine ways to demonstrate math mastery by combining it with a very different field the student has mastered such as art, music, language arts, social studies, etc? Like this:

Mathematics Skoool.co.uk A fantastic free resource to support maths and science at Key Stages 3 and 4. There are wonderful interactive activities and study notes. Pupils can download the resources for offline use. Interactive whiteboard resources too. Superb! Calculation Balance An excellent site for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division practice. Christmas Maths A useful resource for Christmas time which includes a range of great number activities which are aimed at Year 1 pupils (5 - 6 years). Ladybird Spots Three different counting, matching and ordering maths games based on the numbers 1 to 10 for early years children. Multiplication Try this good game for practising your times tables. Loop Cards Fantastic for improving your mental maths. Teddy Numbers The Teddy Numbers game can help you to learn numbers to 15. Underwater Counting Can you find the treasure? Primary Worksheets A selection of good quality maths worksheets. S-Cool!

ASSISTments Help us learn what feedback works best. Assign one, some, or all of the following newly built problem sets that are aligned to the Common Core. Click on the links below to see the content of the problem sets. Problem sets are aligned to the Common Core for grades 2 - 6 Great for remediation in grades 7 - 9 Other new content High School Cancer Awareness ASSISTments is in the second year of a five year \$3.5 million grant funded by the US Department of Education to study the impact of immediate feedback for book homework as well as classroom implementation and teacher practice using ASSISTments. If you or someone you know is interested, visit the study's website for more information and how to apply. Fuentes bonitas y divertidas para tus documentos Para todos aquellos que estéis aburridos de utilizar siempre las mismas letras en vuestros trabajos, documentos, etc etc. Os dejo con unas cuentas fuentes que me chiflan!! De momento os dejo con 11 fuentes diferentes... Quiero avisaros de una cosa. Seguro que os va a ser de gran utilidad!!! Un beso