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Check out the Exploding Dots series of maths investigations.  Do some uplifting mathematics?

Join more than 2 million students, teachers, and friends that already have tried this astounding mathematical experience! See mathematics like you've never seen it before and take part in a global math conversation with your students. Its a great experience and backup with loads of resources.

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Videos to Watch

Great video for Kindergarten Clark the Shark

DEAR ZOO (2.4m)

Giraffe Problems by Jory John (read aloud by Courtney) (5mins)

Pixar Lifted (5.06m)

Dr Suess - Green Eggs And Ham (8.3m)

StoryLine Online  about 10mins each

Meg and Mog

Sesame St

Number Jacks 14mins

Luminaris 6.17mins

The Munsters - Herman Munster's Wisdom  - The size of your heart. (30secs_


iPad Magician

Angry Birds

Lego Bricks

Ellen DeGeneres Great pictures for Story Starters.


Chemistry of Cookies

You stick cookie dough into an oven, and magically, you get a plate of warm, gooey cookies. Except it’s not magic; it’s science. Stephanie Warren explains via basic chemistry principles how the dough spreads out, at what temperature we can kill salmonella, and why that intoxicating smell wafting from your oven indicates that the cookies are ready for eating. TED Talk - do recount.  pw cathy007


Getting rid of a wolfish mood

Virginia Wolf: a picture book by Kyo Maclear and Isabelle Arsenault


Dav Pilkey Reading Gives You Superpowers PSA


Where do Ideas come from


Joe Smith: How to use a paper towel


How To tie a shoelace


Stephen Fry Optical Illusions


Stopwatch count - digital

Analogue Clock


Flash Mob

Cultured flashmob recreates Rembrandt's 'The Night Watch'. Shoppers in Amsterdam get a shock as Rembrandt's masterpiece "The Night Watch" is recreated before their eyes.


Performers take part in a large-scale flashmob recreation of Rembrandt's famous painting "The Night Watch".The stunt was organised to coincide with the return of the painting, considered one of the Dutch artist's greatest works, to Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum. The museum will reopen on April 13 after a decade-long renovation project. "The Night Watch," which was completed in 1642, is one of the most famous paintings in the world.


QUADCOPTERS Raffaello D'Andrea: The astounding athletic power of Quadcopters

In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D'Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D'Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together.



Arthur's Kids: Radial Symmetry Artwork


Pixel Press

Pixel Press App


Cheeky Monkey

Cheeky Monkey Resources




Starfall Phonics

Pencil Grip

KidsTV123 Use the P song or the L Song

Clock with movable hands

Gingerbread Counting Game Matching and Ordering

Largest/Smallest Number Topmarks

Days of the Week Video - Adams Family

CHATTERPIX - Write a list of numbers, letters word.

Kindergarten Word Wall Words with Chatterpix Kids - a great video for a staff meeting.


12345 Once I caught a fish alive

Shape Monsters


Stage 2 and 3

Adding Speech Marks

Adding Punctuation Splat Game





Sharing - Kindergarten Maths - equal groups, multiplication and division.


Recall Number fact up to 20


Add ten to numbers with hundreds chart


Numberline Interactive

Numberline teaching tool


Fractions - comparing fractions with pizzas


42 - Answer to The Meaning of Life the Universe and Everything.

If "A" equals 1 "B" equals 2 "C" equals 3 and so forth. The sum of M, A, T, H equals 42


3D Shapes Nets, grid paper spinners etc


Times Table Test and answers


Scale of the Universe This is powerful interactive on the size of the Universe, the things within it and the speed of light. Some very big numbers here. Just a lovely resource.


Discuss Triangular Numbers and draw them in Maths books.

- Write down the pattern for the 1st to 10th triangular numbers.

- Predicted the next triangular number using the previous number ie the 10th triangular number is equal to the 9th triangular number + 10

- Used the formula to  work out the total number of dots for the 10th triangular number

ie 10 x 11 :  2 = 55



Astronauts view the video and use the PDF to develop group work skills

The Known Universe by AMNH

This is an amazing video, so fabulous for inspiration. Showing light traveling form earth in minutes, years and billlions of years and back again. Stop at the world view the astronauts would see from the moon. Discuss. Download the pdf


Geology Kitchen: The 3 Types of Rocks

I love this Video - anyone who can add chocolate to icecream and talk about Geology has got me.  Geology is one of my favourites.  And making S'moresite form chocolate, marshmallow and biscuits has certainly rekindled my  interest.

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