Christmas Patterns – brand new game for festive learning

As Christmas draws closer, enjoy this new idea for children’s learning that is full of festive fun! Christmas Patterns is ideal for 3 to 8 year olds.

We are delighted to launch a Christmas version of our popular Shape Patterns game. Christmas Patterns is a fun, sequencing game where children need to complete the pattern of different Christmas-related objects.  It is a multiple choice game with three levels of difficulty. In the easier levels, children need to continue the pattern, but in the more challenging level 3, children are presented with a sequence with the missing element in different positions. This offers excellent opportunities for problem solving skills.

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Make the most of the engaging, festive graphics in this learning game that youngsters will love. It’s great to use on tablets and other devices, plus in the classroom on an interactive whiteboard – play Christmas Patterns here!

Don’t forget too, when Christmas is over, pupils will love to play Topmarks’ regular Shape Patterns game.

 

 

 

New updates for learning – Chopper Squad

Topmarks is excited to reveal a new update to our popular primary-age ‘more or less’ maths game, Chopper Squad. Now, it has new levels for counting on grids up to 20.

We’re really happy to launch this new version of Chopper Squad, with the additional modes allowing game play for lower levels, 1-20.
Chopper Squad is a great game, on the theme of helicopters, and is an easier version of our mental maths game Helicopter Rescue. Being more simple, it is ideal for young learners who are getting to grips with the concepts of one more and one less than a given number.

Chopper Squad mental maths counting game for children, by TopmarksBeing able to find one more or one less is an important requirement for children in the Year 1 age group, according to the National Curriculum programme of study.
The largest of the number grids is up to 100, however our new levels are perfect for younger or less able players who are still working with numbers up to 20.

Chopper Squad mental maths counting game for children, by Topmarks

There are different game modes within the varying number categories, so that pupils can enjoy practising either one more and less, or progress to ten more and less. 

Chopper Squad mental maths counting game for children, by TopmarksChopper Squad is designed with audible questions that are fully randomised, to allow maximum scope for repeat playing. The game is created to work well on interactive whiteboard, in addition to other devices – like all our maths games, it’s tablet friendly.

In all cases, the full-screen icon in the top right corner of the game screens provide the best playing experience.

Click now to play Chopper Squad today!

Toy Shop Money – learning game

Topmarks is excited to reveal a new update to our popular primary-age money game, ‘Toy Shop Money Game‘. Now, it’s fully playable in GBP, AUD, USD and EUR currencies!

We’re delighted to launch this new version of Toy Shop Money, with the additional modes allowing game play for the Euro currency.
Toy Shop Money is a great game, ideal for 4 – 11 year olds who are learning and building money-handling skills.

Toy Shop Money maths game for primary-age children, by Topmarks

For each currency, there are two different game modes.
Firstly, children are asked to count out money using single coin denominations. In GBP sterling, the counting is up to £20; for AU dollars, up to $20; for US dollars, up to $50, and for EUR, up to €20.

Toy Shop Money maths game for primary-age children, by TopmarksToy Shop Money maths game for primary-age children, by Topmarks

In the second mode, young learners can enjoy practising with mixed coinage. They will also be able to work out what change they will get from different amounts.

Toy Shop Money maths game for primary-age children, by TopmarksToy Shop Money maths game for primary-age children, by Topmarks

Each mode has varying levels of difficulty so that pupils can develop and progress.
Toy Shop Money is designed to work well on interactive whiteboard, in addition to other devices – like all our maths games, it’s tablet friendly.

Click now to play Toy Shop Money Game today!

Learn to tell the time – Teaching Clock

Topmarks is excited to announce a brand new resource, called Teaching Clock. It’s great for primary age children, who are learning how to tell the time, in analogue and digital format.

Teaching Clock is a versatile and open-ended teaching resource, which is ideal for use in full-screen mode on an interactive whiteboard.

Teaching Clock, children's resource for telling the time, Topmarks

Teachers will be able to easily demonstrate the relative movements of both the hour and minute hand, when using the analogue clock.

Teaching Clock, children's resource for telling the time, Topmarks

Two digital clock options are available, to assist with exploring time in 12-hour or 24-hour format.

Teaching Clock, children's resource for telling the time, Topmarks

Play today!
– Set each of the clocks to show the current time, or any given am or pm time.
– Children can use the clock to read or set various times.
– Pupils can be asked to show various times, such as an hour earlier or later.
– Teaching Clock works equally well on desktop and mobile devices.

Click now to try Teaching Clock, and don’t forget to let us know how your young learners get on… we’d love to hear! Share your experiences on our social media channels: Facebook and Twitter.