Free interactive teaching resources, help visually teach Multiplication,Division,telling the time, angles, fractions and much more.
Visnos interactive graphics based teaching tools. Use on interactive white boards, PCs or laptops and chromebooks. Visnos now even works offline.
A growing list of topics are covered, current activities help teach multiplication, division, addition and subraction facts, telling the time, types of angles, polygons, fractions and more.
Each activity has full instruction on how to best use it see the 'I' icon on the right of the top message bar. Some activities have tutorial videos also, see film icon on the right of message bar.
* Two clocks activity added, this is great explaining time problems
* Bug Fixes
Many students prefer an illustration to a more formal explanation. We believe every school mathematical concept can be explained visually with the aid of a computer.
Our aim to use computer animated shapes to bring mathematics to life. For example imagine representing the multiplication tables up to 10x10 as a school of 100 fish. The fish swim in and out to fill a grid. Now immediately students can see why 3x2 and 2x3 are the same number, since it just the same fish arrange differently. Or why are some numbers called square? Its easy to see when the shapes form a square pattern.
Or addition facts up to 10, in this case 10 penguins that jump between two icebergs. The children see why the numbers change from 10+0,9+1,8+2 etc because they can see the penguins move. So how about subtraction, now one of the ice bergs leave and the penguins in the water have been subtracted from the original total.
The added advantage of this visual style of learning is that children are using both brain hemispheres, research shows this boost both learning and recall. It also provides a boost to the visual learners in the class and importantly continually reinforces the link between real world object and the written number system.
Other activities included in the app are a clock that can not only be used to teach the time. But not only this the same clock can be used to explain about angles using the clock hands. But even more the clock can further be used for demonstrating fractions. This point is important, at Visnos we believe that Mathematics is a whole subject of interlinking topics. When possible activities should link between topics.
Visnos is based on years of experience teaching and hopefully you find the current activities useful in day to day lessons. However the site is continually evolving and being improved, we value feedback.
PREVIOUS VERSION UPDATES
* Visnos now works offline, once an app activity has been launched it will be available even without an internet connection.
* Large number of improvements to the interface with new icons and graphics
* Activities now resize with the browser window
* Many bug fixes
The fraction wall has been completely updated to be faster and offer many more features. Such as
* The wall values and total values can now independently show one of percentage,decimal,fraction or simplified fraction.
* A primes wall, fractions based on the prime numbers
* Least Common Multiple calculation creates a layer based on LCM of selected layers
* Advanced section which allows the number of bricks in a layer to be changed
* Two automatic modes that produce walls based on the top layers total bricks
* Updates to code base and bug fixes
* Change in overall styling so that text in the message bar is more prominent
* Each activity now has an individual URL so it can be bookmarked
* Two new activities
* classroom timer a general utility countdown timer for the classroom
* random spinners - use to generate random number or built lesson starters
* Many small bug fixes and code improvements
* Improved support for language translation (translation plugins no longer block menus)
* Many small bug fixes and code improvements
* New activity fraction wall, use to learn about equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages
* Time & Angles updated to include fractions displayed using the clock face. Hence renamed Time, Angles & Fractions.
* Updated tutorial to this activity.
* Video added to explain how to use Basic Angles activity.
* New Activity Basic-angles
* Access instruction videos from within an activity, if a video is available an icon will appear in the task bar at the top of the page.
* Improved information system, click 'I' icon in task bar to access information about the current activity.