acumaths is a maths secondary
school resource (Key Stage 3 & 4) designed for whole class teaching.
acumaths provides an unlimited
supply of questions and answers written in Microsoft Excel to be
displayed via a projector, or for use with an interactive white
acumaths is has been written
to be as simple to use as possible - the only input is to click
the relevant grey boxes. No knowledge of Excel is required.
Questions are grouped together into topics which
are grouped together under five strands - number problems; number;
algebra; shape, space & measure and handling data. There are
a total of 32 topics and within these over a hundred sets of questions.
A question is displayed to the whole class which
the pupils answer either on small dry wipe whiteboards or on paper
(neither provided). Answers are not entered into the computer.
The answer, and on some occasions the working,
can then be revealed, providing the pupils with immediate feedback
so they can see if they have the correct answer.
If appropriate, the teacher could annotate the
answer with additional workings to explain how the answer was arrived
at. The next question can then be displayed.
Pupils answering the questions on small dry wipe
whiteboards allows the teacher to instantly know who got a question
right or wrong. Pupils benefit because incorrect methods are not
reinforced. since Excel randomly produces the questions there is
an endless bank or questions to help master a topic.
Some sheets provide a demonstration of a concept
rather than asking a series of questions. These often include interactive
diagrams or graphs to help pupils understand the concept.
Microsoft ® 98 or later
Microsoft Excel ® 2000 or later
(Excel is not provided as part of the software.)
A computer and projector or an interactive white board.
Class set of small dry wipe whiteboards and pens. (Optional)
Whilst questions can be answered in books or on paper for
the teacher to receive instant feedback on the ability of
the pupils, questions are best answered on small dry wipe