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

Number spinners

This ITP generates random numbers using ‘spinners’ with 3, 4, 5 or 6 sides. Using the pointers on the numbered button, you can create one, two or three spinners at a time. The pointers on the shape button allow you to select the number of sides. Once this has been determined, click on the shape in the button to display the spinners. By clicking on the centre point of a spinner the spinner will spin to generate a random number identified by the arrow.

Run this ITPRun Number spinners 0.4
number spinners controls

The numbers on the spinners can be changed. They toggle when you click on them. The ITP can be used to generate data quickly and help children to understand the behaviour of random numbers. Using two spinners you can look at the distribution of the sums and differences between the numbers generated and introduce situations where children are asked to predict outcomes, which they can then test with the data generated by the ITP.

number of sides buttonClick on the pointers to increase or decrease the number of sides on the spinners. There are 3 to 6 sided spinners available.

Click on the shape to create the spinners.

number of spinners buttonClick on the pointers to increase or decrease the number of spinners. There are 1 to 3 spinners available.

Click on the number to create the spinners.

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