The best, free Interactive Whiteboard Resources

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Shape, Position and Movement

Symmetry

A good tutorial with audio to help pupils learn the names of different polygons and how to draw lines of symmetry on some of them.

Celebrity Shapes

Find out about shapes both 2D and 3D and then try your hand at the quiz.

Sorting Shapes on a Venn Diagram

Sort a variety of 2D shapes on a Venn diagram. Sort by one or two conditions.

Reflections

A teaching resource which demonstrates symmetrical patterns. You can generate random patterns and see if you can match the patterns. There is no check on whether you are right or wrong.

Axial Symmetry

A simple demonstration of what axial symmetry is. View simple shapes and see the difference between horizontal, vertical and diagonal axes.

Symmetry

A tutorial explaining rotational symmetry and line symmetry.

Rotational Symmetry

An excellent teaching tool to demonstrate rotational symmetry in 2D shapes.

Position and Turning

A fantastic interactive resource for demonstrating right angles, clockwise and anti-clockwise, compass directions and turns.

Polygon Playground

A drag and drop activity where you can experiment with symmetry, tessellations or just design crazy patterns or pictures using shapes.

Solid Figures

A tutorial explaining the properties of some 3D shapes.

Tessellations

A teacher demonstration tool to show how shapes or combinations of shapes tesselate. Shapes can be dragged and rotated.

Symmetry Game

This site can be used for a whole class discussion on properties of shapes or for demonstration of symmetry in 2d shapes.

Billy Bug

A fun way for children to learn co-ordinates. They have to feed the bug by locating the food.

Billy Bug and his all New Quest for Grub

A coordinates game which includes negative numbers on the grid.

Coordinate Bingo

A useful teaching tool for a whole class coordinates activity using different grids and including negative numbers.

Dino Dig

A game where you are an archaeologist searching for dinosaur bones. You have to use the grid to put in the coordinates to see where to dig.

Coordinate Game

Just what the title says. A simple game on coordinates.

Plotter the Penguin

Solve a series of puzzles by using your knowledge of coordinates. Suitable as starter or plenary activity.

3 D Shapes

Introducing 3D shapes and their terminology such as faces, edges, vertices. The site has a 'test yourself' section.

Geometric Solids

A teaching tool which is good for learning about solid shapes and their properties. Explore the number of faces, edges and vertices. There are lesson plans which demonstrate how the tool can be used.

An Introduction to 3D Shapes

A BBC presentation where the climbing frame makes itself into various shapes - a cube, triangular prism, square-based pyramid and a regular tetrahedron. The clip describes the properties of the shapes.

Out on the Tiles

A good game for introducing the concept of areas of rectangles. You need to either estimate how many squares cover the rectangles or you can test out for yourself dragging and dropping squares in place.

Area of a Rectangle

A superb teaching resource for learning how to work out the area of shapes including irregular shapes and rectangles. Useful for older primary-aged pupils.

Interactive Teaching Program on Area

This interactive teaching tool can be used in a variety of mathematical contexts such as multiplication arrays, finding different shapes with the same area, nets and more. It is useful because there are different backgrounds such as dots.

Area and Perimeter

Aimed at 10 to 11 year olds, this interactive lesson on area and perimeter shows you how shapes with the same area can have different perimeters. There are lots of examples to try.

Volume

An interactive Flash presentation which explains how to work out the volume of regular shapes.

3D Exploration

An appealing game where children need to locate the 3D shapes in illustrations of five different locations.

Nets of Polyhedra

View nets of various solid shapes: tetrahedron, cube, square-based pyramid, cuboid, hexagonal prism, octahedron, triangular prism, dodecahedron and icosahedron.

What's my Angle

A great way to learn how to use a protractor. There's a tutorial on its use and random examples to practise.

Area and Perimeter of Irregular Shapes

An interactive lesson on how to find the area and perimeter of irregular shapes which is presented in an appealing way with cartoon characters. There are examples to try at each stage.

Area of the Picture

Drag a grid over the pictures to find their areas. You may wish to turn off the annoying audio.

Co-ordinate Grids

Activities using co-ordinates including a treasure hunt. A good teaching aid for teaching how co-ordinates work.