A classroom friendly resource with multiple uses. A preferred material of Calculating Changes. A support resource for the Task Centre and Maths300 because it allows easy conversion of many hands-on tasks to whole class investigations.
Poly Plug & Tasks
Poly Plug & Calculating Changes
Working Mathematically with Infants
Menu Maths @ Café Conundrum
In this link to the Free Tour explore the slideshow Rows, Rectangles & Multiplication as explained in the paragraph above it. If needed follow up by visiting teaching notes for Number & Computation A & B menus to discover how Poly Plug can be used in other ways to develop the concept of multiplication and fluency with times tables. However, access to the actual slideshows on which these notes are based has to be purchased.
Poly Plug Game Pack
Review: Poly Plug Game Pack (PDF)
Poly Plug on NRICH, UK
NRICH is one of the world's top mathematics education sites. NRICH leaders Lynne McClure and Liz Woodham were introduced to Poly Plug at a conference workshop. As a result they developed and trialed the Poly Plug activities in the next column. Each activity includes teachers' notes, a Flash interactive that can be run on your electronic whiteboard directly from the site and various print materials.
Interactive Whiteboard Slides (Zip file)
Kel Hathaway, Curriculum Officer Learning Technologies, Catholic Education Office Canberra Goulburn, has prepared this (zipped) set of Poly Plug IWB slides to complement various activities. Kel has also provided a ClassFlow link at which you can see thumbnails of the slides and download them in the ActivInspire Flipchart format.
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All resources above are also listed in this link.
Converting Task 235, Tables for 25, to a whole class investigation.
Wallan Secondary College, Victoria