eChalk Preview: Games room
You will be shown a fraction and your job is estimate the decimal equivalent by placing a nest on a number line. Our hens are mathematical experts and they will fire their eggs towards the correct answer. If your estimate is good the eggs will be caught in the nest but if you're too far out it all gets very messy.
Are you ready for your left brain to do battle with your right brain? Try this addictive, mind-boggling game if you're brave enough.
A classroom version of this classic game. What's the longest word you can make?
If you want your pupils to develop an intuitive feel for gravity and orbiting bodies then try this fantastic game from MiniClips. This is one homework assignment they'll be happy to complete.
If you've got work to do then don't even think about playing this game. It's far too addictive.
An addictive reaction test with loads of uses for practical work. Find out your reaction speed and whether it changes when you're tired, hungry or buzzing on coffee.
The object of the game is to move the red block around without getting hit by the blue blocks or touching the black walls. It's been said that the US Air Force uses tests like this to rate their fighter pilots. If you can survive longer than 22 seconds you are phenomenal.
Play a full-screen version of this classic arcade game (Adobe Flash). Use the arrow keys to guide PacMan around the maze and away from the ghosts.
A classic test of the old grey matter (Macromedia Flash). Use the arrow keys to manipulate the falling shapes.
The classic game but with a twist: now you have to guide falling elements into the correct place in the periodic table. Play this as often as you can and you'll soon know which group and period the different elements belong in.
Nostalgia overload. Shoot the aliens before they get to you (Macromedia Flash). Use the left and right arrow keys to move the tank and the space bar to fire.
Put your mental capabilities to the test with this ancient puzzle. Can you work out a system that enables you to solve the problem in the minimum number of moves? Don't worry if you can't; just press the 'solve' button and watch the computer perform the ideal solution.
This wonderful chess game (created by James Burton) is ideal for beginners.
A delightful online reproduction of the classic board game involving pegs - created by the exceptional flashValley.
Get the grey cells working with this online reproduction of the ancient logic puzzle - another classic from flashValley.
Spread peace and harmony across the galaxy by blasting everything in sight (including the occasional alien).
Use the arrow keys to guide the ever-lengthening snake around the garden in search of flowers. Despite the inane scenario this game is surprisingly addictive.
This classic memory game has been converted for use on an interactive whiteboard.
Believe it or not, we've managed to turn learning about displacement-time graphs into a game (and a great game it is too!). This software is also a great teaching aid when describing the relationship between real-world motion and its graphical representation.
Use your knowledge of algebra and inter-planetary flight to gently land your spaceship on the moon pads in the correct order.
A quaint version of the classic memory game 'Simon'.
At a simple level this game improves basic summation, at a higher level pupils consider probability (e.g. When is the best time to stick? If I draw a 12 or above should I ever risk twisting again? etc. etc.)
Use your knowledge of poker and probability to give yourself the best odds when playing this classic card game.