These are a series of links to the DfES Standards site. Each link takes you to a free, downloadable application perfectly suited for whiteboard use in the classroom.

Most of the links take you straight to the resource, however, some of them require a small download before running the activity. In these instances, full instructions are provided by the DfES together with links to any specialised software required such as WinZip or StuffIt Expander.

All the activities require the Macromedia Flash plug-in. If you're not sure whether your computer has this, go to the BGfL home page and click on the 'Check your plug-ins' link

Carroll diagram is a more complex sorting program. The screen shows a Carroll Diagram. The matrix is labelled 'red', 'not red', 'rectangles' and 'not rectangles'. There are 12 shapes to sort using two criteria.
Counter is a very flexible counting
program which allows you to set up either one or two counters to count in different ways.
Function Machine is a simple program which allows users to choose functions to carry out on the numbers they type into an 'Input' box. When they press the 'Activate' button their chosen function is applied to their number and shown in the 'Output' box.
Handy Graph is a simple program that draws block graphs. Pupils can enter their own graph title and label the axes. As they enter their data they see the block graph created.
Sorting 2D shapes is a simple sorting program. The screen shows three boxes labelled 'all right angles', 'some right angles', 'no right angles', and eight different shapes. The object is to classify the shapes according to their properties and place each in the
correct box.
Venn Diagram is a simple sorting program. The screen shows a non-intersecting Venn diagram labelled 'triangles' and 'other shapes', and ten 2D shapes, five of them triangles. The object is to place each shape in the correct section of the Venn diagram.
What's my angle? is a program that allows the user to practise skills of estimating and measuring angles. The introduction demonstrates the correct way to use a protractor to measure angles. Acute, obtuse and reflex angles are explained.
Minimax is a program which helps you to understand the effects of large and small digits on the operations addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Monty is a program based around the exploration of various 10 x 10 number grids. There are 9 different grids which can be selected and some of these can be used in different orientations on the screen. ‘Start’ begins a new game and/or changes the orientation of the grid.
Play Train is a number puzzle program. A train is standing in a station waiting for passengers to board. The task is displayed on the screen, telling you how many passengers are needed and the number of carriages you have to fill. The displays also shows which numbers can be used to complete the operation.
Take Part consists of three on-screen films which show shapes being divided into halves, thirds or quarters. The transitions of the shapes are made mainly through, rotation, reflection or shears.
Toy shop is a game of strategy for two players (or groups of players). Players take turns to select a coin to pay towards the cost of the displayed toy. The winner is the player who lays down the coin to make up the exact cost of the toy.
Measuring Scales is an interactive set of scales. Click on the weights to see the scales register.
Explore Area and change the grid size, shape, and colour.
Explore Coordinates: add  axes, plot the position of coordinates and more.
Counting On and Back –partition the beads up to 100 in tens and ones.
Data Handling –enter the data then see the data displayed. Change the categories by overtyping.
Division Grid – an interactive division grid.
Fractions – an extremely useful tool to support the teaching of fractions, percentages and decimals ratio.
Grouping – click on a counter shape, use the arrow keys above the numerals to set number then click on the numerals to show the counters.
Line Graph - there are a variety of ways to enter and display the data.
Measuring Cylinder – an interactive cylinder; set the scales and turn on the tap!
Multiplication Grid – multiply by two digit or three digit numbers.
Number Facts – addition and subtraction facts to twenty.
Number Grid - check out the multiples and prime numbers on this interactive grid.
Number Line - the interactive number allows teachers to change the intervals between numbers, set their own lines and extend between positive and negative numbers.
Polygon - creates scaleable polygons up to 10 sides. A protractor and rule can also be overlaid to carry out virtual measurements.
Ruler - the rule allows you to measure straight lines or shapes which you can draw using the pencil tool.
Symmetry - a clickable grid allows you to create and investigate lines of symmetry and reflection.
Tell the time - this 'live' analogue clock also includes a digital companion. The time can be advanced or retarded by incremental units from 1 minute to 1 hour.
Thermometer - this fully scaleable thermometer can be used to read maximum, minimum, difference and change.