Gill Parry
Most schools have some Maths Software on CD-ROM. This table aims to show teachers how they might be able to use this software to support children's learning. This table represents information about CD-ROMs that I am familiar with, it cannot hope it to include all those available. If you know of others that are particularly good please send details to Gill Parry (G.Parry@newman.ac.uk) or Rhona Dick (rhona.dick@mape.org.uk) and we will include the information here.
Teachers must bear in mind the advice contained within the NNS a Framework for teaching mathematics that:
"Most schools with pupils at Key Stages 1 & 2 don't have enough computers for all the children in the class to do the same activity simultaneously. But you or another adult can make good use of a single computer in the daily lesson by working with the whole class if the monitor's screen is large enough. An alternative is for you to work with part of the class..." Section 1 page 31
"A small group of pupils working together can also make effective use of one or two computers in the daily mathematics lesson, provided that the activity is consistent with the lesson's objectives, the activities of other groups and the overall number of activities. You need to intervene in the computer work from time to time to teach and develop the children's learning, and make sure that they are all participating." Section 1 page 31
and
"Individual use of computer programs is usually inappropriate in the daily lesson,... But programs which allow any pupil to practise number skills independently, or to investigate a mathematical problem with a partner, have a valuable part to play in breaks, after-school clubs, and at home." Section 1 page 32
Reception | Year 1 | Year 2 | Year 3 | Year 4 | Year 5 | Year 6
Objective |
Software & Supplier |
Pre-counting skills - sorting and matching | Primary Maths CD-ROM ONE - Sherston Software Sorting and Matching, Matching Sets |
Say and use the number names in order in familiar contexts. | Tizzy's Toybox - Sherston Software Buttons, Counting 123 CD - Sherston Software all activities Primary Maths CD-ROM ONE - Sherston Software Introducing one to five, Ordering |
Count reliably up to 10 everyday objects | Millie's Maths House - Edmark Tizzy's Toybox - Sherston Software Buttons, Counting 123 CD - Sherston Software all activities Primary Maths CD-ROM ONE - Sherston Software Introducing one to five, Introducing six to ten |
Recognise numerals 1 to 9 | Millie's Maths House - Edmark Build a bug, Number machine Tizzy's Toybox - Sherston Software Counting 123 CD - Sherston Software all activities Primary Maths CD-ROM ONE - Sherston Software Introducing one to five, Introducing six to ten |
Use language such as more or less, greater or smaller, heavier or lighter, to compare two numbers or quantities | Millie's Maths House- Edmark Little, Middle and Big Tizzy's Toybox- Sherston Software Buttons, Pencils 123 CD - Sherston Software More or Less? Primary Maths CD-ROM TWO - Sherston Software Comparing Sets |
In practical activities and discussion, begin to use the vocabulary involved in adding and subtracting. | The Number Train - Sherston Software The Bluetops level 1 (addition only), Drippy Ducks level 1 (subtraction only) Primary Maths CD-ROM TWO - Sherston Software Addition, Continuing Addition |
Find one more or less than a number from 1 to 10. Begin to relate addition to combining two groups of objects, and subtraction to 'taking away'. | The Number Train - Sherston Software The Bluetops level 1 (addition only), Drippy Ducks level 1 (subtraction only) Primary Maths CD-ROM TWO - Sherston Software Addition, Continuing Addition |
Talk about, recognise and recreate simple patterns. | Tizzy's Toybox - Sherston Software Caterpillar (matching patterns) Millie's Maths House - Edmark Bing and Bong |
Use language such as circle, or bigger, to describe the shape and size of solids and flat shapes. | Millie's Maths House - Edmark Mouse House Tizzy's Toybox - Sherston Software Jigsaw Primary Maths CD-ROM TWO - Sherston Software Shape |
Measure - Early vocabulary | Primary Maths CD-ROM TWO - Sherston Software Weight and length |
Sequence familiar events in time, days of the week | Tizzy's Toybox - Sherston Software Picture Book Numbertime - Logotron Time |
Use everyday words to describe position | Tizzy's Toybox - Sherston Software Bucket and Spade |
Use developing mathematical ideas and methods to solve practical problems | Millie's Maths House - Edmark Cookie factory |
Count reliably at least 20 objects | The Number Train - Sherston Software The Scruffy Growlers The Beach Bunnies Maths Blaster - Davidson Planet Countalonia level 1 |
Count on and back in ones from any small number, and in tens from and back to zero. | The Number Train - Sherston Software The Beach Bunnies level 2 |
Read, write and order numbers from 0 to at least 20 | The Number Train - Sherston Software The Scruffy Growlers The Beach Bunnies |
Understand and use the vocabulary of comparing and ordering these numbers | The Number Train - Sherston Software The Beach Bunnies Maths Blaster - Davidson Planet Toetall |
Within the range 0 to 30, say the number that is 1 or 10 more or less than any given number. | Maths Blaster - Davidson Planet Toetall level 1 |
Understand the operation of addition and of subtraction (as 'take away' or 'difference') and use the related vocabulary. | The Number Train - Sherston Software The Blue Tops, Drippy Ducks, Esme Elephant Maths Blaster - Davidson Planet Toetall levels 2 and 3, Planet Countalonia levels 2 and 3, Grow Worms, Numberline |
Know by heart all pairs of numbers with a total of 10. | I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Make a challenge (as appropriate) |
Use mental strategies to solve simple problems using counting, addition, subtraction, doubling and halving, explaining methods and reasoning orally. | The Number Train - Sherston Software The Blue Tops level 3, Drippy Ducks level 3 I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Numbers and Fractions 'Egypt' level 1 |
Compare two lengths, masses or capacities by direct comparison. | Tizzy's Toybox - Sherston Software Pencils |
Suggest suitable standard or uniform non-standard units of measuring equipment to estimate, then measure a length, mass or capacity. | |
Sequence familiar events in time, days of the week, seasons, o'clock and half past, digital and analogue. | Numbertime - Logotron Time |
Use everyday language to describe features of familiar 3D and 2D shapes | Maths Blaster - Davidson Shape Circus |
Count, read and order whole numbers to at least 100, know what each digit represents, (including 0 as place holder) | Number Works - Sherston Software Validator Order Recorder |
Describe and extend simple number sequences (including odd/even numbers) | The Number Train - Sherston Software Fandango Frogs, Poppy Penguin Number Works - Sherston Software Pattern machine |
Counting on or back in ones or tens from any two digit number | Number Works - Sherston Software Pattern Machine |
Counting in twos | The Number Train - Sherston Software Fandango Frogs, Poppy Penguin |
Understand that subtraction is the inverse of addition; state the subtraction corresponding to a given addition and vice versa | Number Works - Sherston Software The Reverser |
Know by heart all addition and subtraction facts for each number to at least 10 | The Number Train - Sherston Software The Blue Tops level 3, Drippy Ducks level 3 Number Works - Sherston Software The Number Cruncher Complements - ATM |
Use knowledge that addition can be done in any order to do mental calculations more efficiently. | I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Numbers and Fractions Number Works - Sherston Software The Number Cruncher addition or subtraction level 1 |
Understand the operation of multiplication as repeated addition or as describing an array. | Number Works - Sherston Software Multiplication mixer fixer |
Know and use halving as the inverse of doubling. Know by heart facts for the 2 and 10 multiplication tables. |
I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Numbers and Fractions Number Works - Sherston Software The Number Cruncher multiplication level 1 |
Estimate, measure and compare lengths, masses and capacities, using standard units; suggest suitable units and equipment for such measurements. | |
Read a simple scale to the nearest labelled division, including using a ruler to draw and measure lines to the nearest centimetre | |
Sequence familiar events in time, days of the week, seasons, o'clock and half past, digital and analogue | Numbertime - Logotron Time Maths Factory - Steps Time - Zone 1 I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Make a challenge |
Use the mathematical names for common 2-D and 3-D shapes; sort shapes and describe some of their features. | Maths Factory - Steps Reflection - Zone 1 and 2 Maths Explorer - YITM (Granada Learning) Shape Zone Shape Snap I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Aztec level 1 and 2 |
Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement. | Maths Explorer - YITM (Granada Learning) Computer Zone Logo I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Aztec, level 1 and 2 Programmable Toys - Valiant Technology, Swallow Systems |
Choose and use appropriate operations and efficient calculation strategies to solve problems, explaining how the problem was solved. | Number Works - Sherston Software The Old Cash Till, The Broken Calculator, The Snack Attacker I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Numbers and Fractions Egypt levels 1 and 2 |
Recognise simple unitary fractions | I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Numbers and Fractions Atlantis level 1 |
Collecting and interpreting information | Maths Explorer - YITM (Granada Learning) Data Zone - Traffic Survey |
Read, write and order whole numbers to at least 1000; know what each digit represents. | Maths Factory Place Value - Zone 1 Number Works - Sherston Software Order Recorder, Value Validator, level 2 Numbers - ATM |
Count on or back in tens or hundreds from any two- or three-digit number. | |
Recognise unit fractions such as ½, 1/3, ¼, 1/5, 1/10 and use them to find fractions of shapes and numbers. | Number Works - Sherston Software Fraction Contraption Maths Explorer - YITM (Granada Learning) Fraction Snap I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Numbers and Fractions, Atlantis level 1 |
Know by heart all addition and subtraction facts for each number to 20. | Number Works - Sherston Software Number Cruncher I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Number Cruncher addition or subtraction level 1 Complements - ATM |
Add and subtract mentally a 'near multiple of 10' to or from a two digit number. | Mental Maths Olympics - Sherston Software Year 4 |
Know by heart facts for the 2, 5, and 10 multiplication tables. | I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Number Cruncher multiplication levels 1 and 2 Tables - ATM |
Understand division and recognise that division is the inverse of multiplication | Maths Factory - Steps Functions Zone 1 Maths Explorer - YITM (Granada Learning) Calculation Zone - Share out investigation |
Use units of time and know the relationship between them (second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year). | Maths Factory - Steps Time Zones 1 and 2 I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Make a Challenge |
Use appropriate units of measure | I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Greece, levels 1 and 2 |
Understand and use £.p. notation | Number Works - Sherston Software Drinks Machine Maths Explorer - YITM (Granada Learning) Number Zone Robo Shop |
Choose and use appropriate operations (including multiplication and dividion) to solve word problems, explaining methods and reasoning. | Maths Factory - Steps Weight - Zones 1 & 2 Number Works - Sherston Software Old Cash Till Maths Explorer - YITM (Granada Learning) Number Zone - Bun Counter I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Numbers and Fractions Egypt level 2/3 |
Identify right angles | I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Aztec level 2 Make a Challenge |
Identify lines of symmetry in simple shapes and recognise shapes with no lines of symmetry | Maths Factory - Steps Reflection - Zone 1 I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Make a Challenge |
Solve a given problem by organising and interpreting numerical data in simple lists, tables and graphs | Maths Explorer - YITM (Granada Learning) Data Zone - Traffic Survey |
Use symbols correctly, including less than (<), greater than (>), equals (=) | Maths Factory - Steps Logic - Zone 1 |
Round any positive integer less than 1000 to the nearest 10 or 100 | Maths Factory - Steps Place Value - Zone 2 |
Recognise simple fractions that are several parts of a whole, and mixed numbers; recognise the equivalence of simple fractions | I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Numbers and Fractions - Atlantis Levels 1 - 4 Take a Challenge, The Transformer, level 3 and 4, Make a Challenge Maths Explorer III - Granada Learning The Tavern |
Use known number facts and place value to add or subtract mentally, including any pair of two-digit whole numbers. | Number Works - Sherston Software Adder Upper level 3 Mental Maths Olympics - Sherston Software Year 4 |
Carry out column addition and subtraction of two integers less than 1000, and column addition of more than two such integers. | I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Number Cruncher addition and subtraction levels 3 & 4 |
Know by heart facts for the 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10 multiplication tables. | I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Number Cruncher multiplication levels 2 & 3 Mental Maths Olympics - Sherston Software Year 4 |
Derive quickly division facts corresponding to the 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10 multiplication tables. | Maths Explorer - YITM (Granada Learning) Calculation Zone - Share Out Investigation I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Number Cruncher division levels 2, 3, and 4 Make a Challenge Mental Maths Olympics - Sherston Software Year 4 |
Find Remainders after division | Number Works - Sherston Software Divider Decider Enriching Number - SMILE Maximum Remainder |
Know and use the relationships between familiar units of length, mass and capacity | Maths Explorer - YITM (Granada Learning) Measurement Zone - Read the Scale I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Greece levels 2 & 3 Make a Challenge |
Classify polygons, using criteria such as number of right angles, whether or not the are regular, properties of symmetry. | Maths Factory- Steps Logic - Zone 1 I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Make a Challenge Aztec Level 2 and 3 |
Choose and use appropriate number operations and ways of calculating (mental, mental with jottings, pencil and paper) to solve problems. | Maths Factory - Steps Weight - Zones 2 and 3 I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Numbers and Fractions - Egypt Level 3 Make a Challenge Mental Maths Olympics - Sherston Software Year 4 |
Position, direction and movement | Crystal Rain Forest - Sherston Software Programmable toys - Valiant Technology, Swallow Systems Logo - Various |
Multiply and divide a positive integer up to 10000 by 10 or 100 and understand the effect | I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Make a Challenge Overhead and hand held calculators - Casio, Texas Instruments |
Order a given set of positive and negative integers | Maths Explorer - YITM (Granada Learning) Calculation Zone - Stepping Stones Maths Explorer III Parrot Trees |
Use decimal notation for tenths and hundredths | Overhead and hand held calculators - Casio, Texas Instruments |
Round a number with one or two decimal places to the nearest integer | |
Relate fractions to division and to their decimal representations | I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Make a Challenge, Dangerous Decimals levels 3 & 4 The Transformer Enriching Number - SMILE Equivalent Pairs Overhead and hand held calculators - Casio, Texas Instruments |
Calculate mentally a difference such as 8006 - 2993 | I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Number Cruncher addition and subtraction levels 3 & 4 |
Know by heart all multiplication facts up to 10 x 10 | I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Number Cruncher multiplication level 4 Make a Challenge |
Carry out short multiplication and division of a three-digit by a single-digit integer | |
Carry out long multiplication of a two-digit by a two-digit integer | |
Understand area measured in square centimetres (cm^{2 })^{ }; understand and use the formula in words 'length x breadth' for the area of a rectangle. | I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Make a Challenge, All about Area |
Recognise parallel and perpendicular lines and properties of rectangles | I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Aztec levels 3 and 4, Make a Challenge |
Use all four operations to solve simple word problems involving numbers and quantities, including time, explaining methods and reasoning | I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Numbers and Fractions - Egypt level 3 & 4 Greece level 3 or 4 |
Position, direction & movement | Crystal Rain Forest - Sherston Software Logo - Various Programmable toys - Valiant Technology, Swallow Systems |
Multiply and divide decimals mentally by 10 or 100 and integers by 1000 and explain the effect. | I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Make a Challenge |
Order a mixed set of numbers with up to three decimal places | |
Reduce a fraction to its simplest terms by cancelling common factors | I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Make a Challenge |
Use a fraction as an operator to find fractions of numbers or quantities (e.g. 5/8 of 32, 7/10 of 40, 9/10 of 400cm | Enriching Number - SMILE Make that Number |
Understand percentage as the number of parts in every 100 and find simple percentages of small whole number quantities | Maths Explorer - YITM (Granada Learning) Calculation Zone - Percentage Point Investigation Enriching Number - SMILE Make that Number I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Number Cruncher - percentage levels 3 & 4, Take a Challenge, percentage Pandemonium, Make a Challenge |
Solve simple problems involving ratio and proportion | |
Carry out column addition and subtraction of numbers involving decimals | I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Number Cruncher - decimals levels 3 & 4 |
Derive quickly division facts corresponding to multiplication tables up to 10 x 10 | I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Number Cruncher - division levels 3 & 4 |
Carry out short multiplication and division of numbers involving decimals | |
Carry out long multiplication of a three-digit by a two-digit integer | |
Use a protractor to measure acute and obtuse angles to the nearest degree | I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Make a Challenge Angle - NNS CD-ROM |
Position, direction and movement | Crystal Rain Forest - Sherston Software Logo - Various Programmable toys - Valiant Technology, Swallow Systems |
Calculate the perimeter and area of simple compound shapes that can be split into rectangles | I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Make a Challenge |
Read and plot co-ordinates in all four quadrants | Maths Explorer - YITM (Granada Learning) Computer Zone - Picture Puzzle |
Identify and use the appropriate operations (including combinations of operations) to solve word problems involving numbers and quantities, and explain methods and reasoning. | Maths Explorer - YITM (Granada Learning) Computer Zone - Number Cruncher I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Numbers and Fractions - Egypt - Level 4 Greece Level 4 |
Solve a problem by extracting and interpreting information presented in tables, graphs and charts | Maths Explorer - YITM (Granada Learning) Data Zone Traffic Survey |
Shape vocabulary and the properties of shapes including translation | I Love Maths - Dorling Kindersley Aztec - Level 4 |
Rotational symmetry | Maths Explorer - YITM (Granada Learning) The Shape Zone - Symmetry Virus |
Calculating arithmetic mean | Maths Explorer - YITM (Granada Learning) Data Zone - Mr Average Overhead and hand held calculators - Casio and Texas Instruments |
Simple probability | Maths Explorer - YITM (Granada Learning) Data Zone - Take a Chance |