Learning at Home - Maths and Computer Science
Here are some Maths and Computer Science Resources we think can supplement the work many schools are providing, as standalone projects. We will be reviewing and adding to this resource list over the coming weeks.
Maths and Computer Science Resources
You Cubed lis lead by Stanford University Maths Education Professor, Jo Bolar. She has been instrumental along with Professor Carol Dweck in championing Growth Mindset. This is a way of learning and teaching that dismisses the idea that intelligence is fixed and that through working hard and learning from mistakes we can all develop and improve our maths skills. Jo’s mission is to dispel the idea that some people can’t do maths!
The activities on the website have been adapted for use at home and as they are open-ended can be used with wide age ranges. Therefore children of different ages can work on the same task but will come up with different solutions. The activities are practical and open ended in nature and are explained using video clips or have downloaded resources and explanations. They aim to get students really thinking about maths as mathematicians.
NRICH is a long established maths based resource developed by the University of Cambridge. It offers high quality problem solving maths challenges for both primary and secondary age students. They have updated the site to support learning at home and offer information and guidance to parents and carers on how to use the materials effectively.
Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge. Students can use Scratch to code their own interactive stories, animations and games. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
Hour of Code is an international project offering high quality resources to encourage students to have a go at coding. All levels are catered for. There are introduction videos for parents/caters as well as teachers therefore enabling home schooling access that can be guided by either school or parents/carers.