New Subtraction Grids Maths Game

We’ve just launched a new tablet friendly mental maths game called Subtraction Grids which is ideal for 6 to 11 year olds. There are two playing modes where a player needs to choose either one or two missing numbers from the grid to complete the subtraction calculation. Each mode has six levels of difficulty and questions are randomised so the game can be replayed, making it great for mastery through practise and ideal for children preparing for SATs tests.

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In the one number game mode the position of the missing number varies. In the two missing numbers game children are required to find two numbers given the difference between them.

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Science and Plants for Schools

We have just added Science and Plants for Schools to our search engine. It is a brilliant site which supports the teaching of plant science for age groups from 4 to 18 years. It has free lesson plans and ideas, worksheets, videos and photographs for classroom use. The videos are designed to help teachers and technicians carry out a range of interesting new biology practicals with secondary and A-Level students. There’s an option to get weekly resources emailed directly to you.

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There are also grants available between £50 and £500 for teachers who develop resources for the website and for up to £100 to fund teacher and technician led professional development such as TeachMeets.

Free Online Classical 100 Music Resource

Classical 100 has been developed by ABRSM in partnership with Classic FM and Decca Classics. It’s a free resource for music in primary schools that is already being used by 2500 schools and is now available throughout the UK.

Classical 100 is designed around 100 recordings of classical music pieces which teachers can draw upon in lessons, school assemblies and other school activities. The works have been taken from Decca’s recording catalogue and each has information about the composer along with the story behind the music.

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During the current academic year ABRSM will be adding a range of downloadable materials to help teachers bring the music to life in the classroom.

Hit the Button App now Available for Kindle Fires

We are delighted to announce that due to popular demand our best selling Hit the Button Maths app is now available on Kindle Fire tablets, from the Amazon Appstore.

We launched the Hit the Button Maths app in September 2015 on the Apple App Store and Google Play. The app has consistently been in the Top Ten Education iPad apps in the UK, so thank you!

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Thanks to everyone who has emailed requesting that we create a Kindle Fire version. We love to hear from you and the good news is we have listened.