Free Functional Skills and Skills for Life resources
Interactive resource sites
Use interactive quizzes and activities to introduce students to the internet and give them control over their own learning. We are not suggesting these sites are used in isolation. Some are ideal for group work (use with data projector or interactive white board). Others are more suited to individual or paired work.
This page hosts a fraction calculator that can perform addition, subtraction multiplication or division of two fractions. The values for the calculation can be simple or mixed fractions, or consist of only wholes. Input of improper fractions is allowed. Enter the values directly into the corresponding locations in the fraction calculator and the answer will be updated in real time. A visualization of the operand fractions and the answer fraction is shown in the panel underneath where the values are entered.
The old DfES Standards Site for schools was huge, unwieldy and difficult to navigate. However, it did include many useful resopurces – not least the on-screen teaching applications for maths (interactive 100 squares, number lines, scales, and dozens more). The site was decommisioned by the new Government in 2010 but has been archived.
All current policy and resources is now on the new Department for Education site