Primary National Strategy - Interactive Teaching Programs


Calculating angles
Counting on and back
Data handling
Decimal number line
Division Grid
Fixing points
Isometric grid
Line graph
Measuring cylinder
Measuring scales
Moving digits
Multiplication facts
Multiplication grid
Number dials
Number facts
Number grid
Number line
Number spinners
Ordering numbers
Place value
Remainders after division
Tell the time
Twenty cards

Measuring scales

This ITP allows you to add different masses to or from a scale pan. You can add masses of 1, 2, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 units. The pointer or hand shows the total mass. This can be hidden to promote children’s prediction skills. The maximum value of the circular scale can be changed together with the size of the interval. A digital readout can also be hidden or displayed. A red marker can be used to keep a track of previous values and to set target quantities.

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measuring scales screen

The ITP can be used to support children’s calculation strategies. Using different scales can support their estimation skills in reading circular scales and solve problems set in the context of mass.

scale interval button

The display can be set to a maximum of 10, 100, 200, 500 or 1000 units.

The scale interval can be set to different values depending on the current maximum value.

red marker buttonReset the red marker to the top of the scale.
Move the red marker around the edge of the scale (to predict where the pointer will stop).

add and remove mass buttonAdd or remove a mass from the scale pan.

hide or show the scale panHide or show the scale pan.

hide or show the scale pointerHide or show the scale pointer.

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