Numero - Mathematical Card Game


Mathematical card game [years 1 to 6+] mathematics

What is it? Numero is a numerical card game which not only develops basic mathematical skills, but also involves problem-solving and gaming strategies. It may be played at many different levels, depending on the age and ability of those playing; It is suitable for all ages from grade 1 to adults, and can be played by one, two or more people.

What do you need? The game is sold as a pack of approximately 90 cards with additional material to support its use in an educational environment.

Where do you get it from? Numero is available from R.I.C. Publishing [1800 639 950]

What does it cost? Starter pack with one pack of cards and support material: A$29.95; class pack with 15 packs of cards and suport material: A$249.00

Who is using it? If anyone in the Great Southern is using Numero, please let us know.

More information: Numero was invented by Western Australian Frank Drysdale and some of the profits from sales go to the Alzheimer's Association of Western Australia. Detailed information and the complete rules of the game are available from the Numero website and with the pack.


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Scratch - Graphics-based programming language


[years 1 to 12]

What is it? Lego for programming. With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations - and share your creations with others in the online community. Programs are constructed from graphical elements which are displayed on the screen, and can be used to animate sprites. The website (see below) has many different examples.

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

What do you need? Mac or PC computer

Where do you get it from? Download it from the website (see below)

What does it cost? Free

Who is using it? Scratch has a worldwide user base; it has procedures to share programs and support is available in many languages. More information is available from the website (see below). If anyone in the Great Southern is using Scratch, please let us know.

More information: Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided with extensive support for educational use. There is also Scratchjr, a simpler version for pre-chool children.


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TES Australia - Online teacher network



What is it? The Australian division of an international organisation providing support for teachers. It offers recruitment information (job seekers and job providers), classroom resources matched with the Australian curriculum and teacher forums. There is also a newsletter. The resource material is provided by teachers and covers all subjects and pre-school, primary and secondary education.

What does it cost? Free

Who is using it? Widely used throughout the world

Contact details:
TSL Education Australia Pty Ltd,
Suite 2924, Level 29 Chifley Tower,
2 Chifley Square,
Sydney NSW 2000



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