PRIMARY MATHS INSET  
   
Published by: MEP (Microelectronics Education Programme)
Produced by: MEP (Microelectronics Education Programme)
Subject: Mathematics
Age Range: 7 - Adult
Format: 5.25 in 40 Track DFS disc
Compatibility: BBC Model B, BBC Model B+, BBC Master 128
Original Price: Unknown
First released: 1984
Protection: None

Notes

A collection of primary maths programs for use at an MEP teacher training session.

   
Program: Blocks
Language: BASIC
Programmer: Anita Straker
Genre: Mathematics
Notes:

A challenging maths game for two players. The players must get four blocks in a line of their own colour by covering one of the numbers in the block by using the numbers showing on the dice, for example 3+6+6=15, which will cover number 15 on the grid.

   
Program: Boiled Eggs
Language: BASIC
Programmer: Anita Straker
Genre: Computer Science
Notes:

Program two timers to boil eggs. A simple programming exercise for primary children.

   
Program: Bounce
Language: BASIC
Programmer: Anita Straker
Genre: Mathematics
Notes:

An investigation into the number of bounces a snooker ball makes on tables of differing sizes before it goes into a pocket.

   
Program: Cockroft
Language: BASIC
Programmer: Anita Straker
Genre: Mathematics
Notes:

A program to show sections of the Cockroft Report to teachers attending the training session.

A simple slide display program.

   
Program: Data Show
Language: BASIC
Programmer: Anita Straker
Genre: Computer Science
Notes:

A simple data handling program. Data are entered and information is displayed in a variety of ways.

   
Program: Diagram
Language: BASIC
Programmer: Unknown
Genre: Mathematics
Notes:

A mathematical drawing program which can produce simple diagrams, rotate them and reflect them.

This definitely needs documentation to understand.

   
Program: Find Me
Language: BASIC
Programmer: Anita Straker
Genre: Mathematics
Notes:

A version of the High-Low guess my number game.

   
Program: Halving
Language: BASIC
Programmer: Anita Straker
Genre: Mathematics
Notes:

A short 'video' showing the idea of a half. Each colour has exactly half the square.

Very similar to the program Take Half.

   
Program: Maths Talk
Language: BASIC
Programmer: Anita Straker
Genre: Mathematics
Notes: A program to support a maths talk. Similar in some ways to a PowerPoint presentation made years before that was invented.

   
Program: Patterns 1
Language: BASIC
Programmer: Anita Straker
Genre: Mathematics
Notes:

An investigation into number patterns on different sized grids.

   
Program: Patterns 2
Language: BASIC
Programmer: Anita Straker
Genre: Mathematics
Notes:

An investigation into the number of triangle in a triangle made of stacked triangles.

   
Program: Size Game
Language: BASIC
Programmer: Brian Ives
Genre: Mathematics
Notes:

A game versus the computer to make the largest number from given random digits.

   
Program: Tea Shop
Language: BASIC
Programmer: Anita Straker
Genre: Business
Notes:

A simulation game about running a tea shop.

   
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