This site makes extensive use of Macromedia Flash so the Flash Player 6 should
be installed on each computer. You can do this by clicking on the following
Get the player.
The site also requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader which is available at
If the computers use windows NT, 2000 or XP Professional then you may need to
get your network administrator to install these for you as your user account
may not allow you to do it yourself.
Before allowing the students to use this site for themselves it is a good idea
to introduce the material using a computer linked to a data projector. An
interactive whiteboard is also useful when introducing the students to the site
in this way.
In both the Natural Number and Integer sections there are accompanying
worksheets that can be downloaded and/or printed for use by students to
practice and reenforce their understanding of the concepts explained.
In the integer section there are online exercises and games for addition,
subtraction, multiplication and division so to get the full benefit of these
each student will need time on the computer by themselves.
While the use of a computer can be a motivating factor for getting the students
involved in the material it is essential that the teacher is available to give
added explanation, encouragement, feedback and direction.
To help keep students interested it is useful to move back and forth between
the use of the site as a presentation tool in a whole class teaching situation
and the individual use of the site by students. The worksheets can be used
either for homework or as a classtime activity.