Hit the Button App Updated!

We’ve listened to your feedback and updated our popular Hit the Button App to make it even better. The updated version is available for free if you already own it on iOS, Google Play and Amazon Appstore.

Every game mode can now be optionally practised without the pressure of a clock, to help boost the confidence of players who feel intimidated by the countdown timer. Just hit the button with the timer crossed through on the game intro screens to get started.

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By popular request we’ve added an additional game mode in the Number Bonds section called ‘Subtraction within 10’.

Hit the Button maths app, new version

You tell us your children particularly love to use Hit the Button App for Times Tables practice. We’ve added a whole new section in both the Times Table and Division sections which focus on Times Tables up to 10, for those users where this is the norm. We’ve also added extra ‘Mixed Tables’ levels  which correspond with the order in which tables are taught in England. We’ve also added similar ‘mixed’ levels to the Division section too.

Hit the Button maths app, learning game new version

Hit the Button maths app, learning game new version

We’ve also increased the number of player profiles you can have on one device, from 15 to 30! So now each device with a Hit the Button App has the option of storing the results of up to 30 children.

If you prefer you can still ‘Play as Guest’, and we’ve added the option to reset ‘Guest’ scores under Manage Players.

We have occasionally been asked to adjust the trophy boundaries on various games and again we’ve listened and re-adjusted some levels to make them slightly more achievable.

Why not hold a classroom contest to encourage friendly competition? We’d love to hear how your pupils get on!

If you haven’t tried our Hit the Button game you can always try our free web version to get an idea of what the app has to offer, although the Hit the Button Maths App has additional features.

Go direct to make sure you get the newest, fully updated Hit the Button app today!
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Maths worksheets for Christmas

Topmarks is excited to announce our brand new collection of maths worksheets, especially created with Christmas themes. Great to use in the run-up to the holiday season!

Find high-quality sheets on a wide range of subject areas:
Maths worksheets for Christmas by Topmarks
Most are suitable for use by Reception and Key Stage 1 age groups, though Key Stage 2 pupils could enjoy the fun problem-solving addition puzzles and the symmetry category.
Maths worksheets for Christmas by Topmarks
Click now to see them and download for FREE! (Look out too for the ones with handy answer sheets, for marking!)
Don’t forget to tell us how you get on with all our worksheets, via Topmarks’ social media channels – Facebook or Twitter. Plus let us know what other worksheets you’d like to see from the Topmarks team.

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!