Terms start up again in many places on Monday, which means parents may be looking for ideas for home-schooling.
One great source of activities is the NRich website, which has a wealth of maths resources for ages 3-18.
They’ve published a special page giving information on how you can work with children at home during the lockdown using mathematical activities and games to enhance engagement and learning.
They’ve also hand-picked activities for different age groups (11-14, 14-16, 16-18) that are suitable for working on without the help of a teacher and are asking parents/guardians to tweet resulting work using the hashtag #nrichmathsathome
Be warned! A quick ‘dip’ into the activities may mean you lose a substantial amount of time, as happened to me with ‘Charlie’s Delightful Machine‘…
It offers a powerful selection of tools that make it easy to create all kinds of learning content – including interactive quizzes, presentations and games.
No programming knowledge is needed – just creative thought and a willingness to spend time putting together content.
Below is my first attempt at using it. I’ve created a short lesson on ‘circle elements’, using public domain images and my own simple circle graphics. Have a go at it below and give me your thoughts in the comments – either as a student or a teacher.