Today is also World Maths Day . So this is a good time remind you of some great free Maths resources available from Microsoft.

Maths Worksheet Generator is a resource that we have not talked about  a lot. The idea of teachers just creating worksheets, didn't seem that innovative, but when you think of giving this tool to students, for them to decide on the maths problems they need to work on and practice, based on their evaluation of their own work, then it becomes a completely different idea.

The Maths worksheet generator will  generate multiple maths problems based on a sample, and then creates a worksheet. By analysing the maths problem you provide, or one of the built-in samples, the generator determines the structure of the expression and provides similar problems.It even produces the answer sheet too.

The Math Worksheet Generator works best with Word 2007/2010. If you have that, then the tool creates an editable Word document, it does work in other versions, but the worksheet is not editable.

So why not download Maths Worksheet Generator and get your pupils to create a worksheet to challenge their Parents to a Maths solving duel at home today.

Other Maths Resources

imageMicrosoft Mathematics 4.0 provides a set of mathematical tools that help students get school work done quickly and easily. With Microsoft Mathematics, students can learn to solve equations step-by-step while gaining a better understanding of fundamental concepts in pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, physics, chemistry, and calculus.

You can find out what Mathematics 4.0 can really do in this video

Free Teachers Guides for Mathematics 4.0 are available at
http://www.microsoft.com/education/teachers/guides/mathematics_4.0.aspx

 

Add Math functionality to Office

A simple free add-in Microsoft Word and OneNote 2007 and 2010 and allows you to create solve and visualise equations directly from these Microsoft Office applications.

The Math add-in for Microsoft Word and OneNote is available for download at :

http://www.microsoft.com/education/products/office/2010/default.aspx#add-ins

Our UK Partners in Learning YouTube Channel has great video of how to use these add-ins in the classroom.

Remember that these resources are free to all educators and students. So why not celebrate World Maths Day by passing on the download links to them.

All these links and others are available in the free Microsoft Learning Suite .