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2019-05-21New Tool: Use the Algebra Tiles Tool to represent integers and polynomials. Model operations, including multiplication and factoring. Change x and y to evaluate expressions and solve equations. (Link)
2019-05-16OAME 2019 begins! Welcome to Ottawa (Link)
2019-04-23Catch a Bouncing Ball Operations game updated to v2.0.0 with visual representations on the number line at the end of addition and subtraction games and new settings. (Link)
2019-04-05Pattern Blocks+ updated to v1.0.3 with three new rhombus shapes, improved undo/redo steps related to images and bug fixes. (Link)
2019-04-05Fraction Strips updated to v2.0.1 with improved undo/redo steps related to images and bug fixes. (Link)
2019-03-01Pattern Blocks+ replaces the former desktop-only version. Use any of fifteen different types of blocks to create patterns, represent numbers, etc. Includes annotation and save/load functionality. (Link)
2019-03-01Fraction Strips - updated to include new annotation objects, improvements to zooming, panning and save/load as well as the ability to switch between English and French. (Link)
2019-03-01Representation Cards - a collection of games and activity ideas together with ready-made cards for fractions, decimals and whole numbers. Available in both English and French. (Link)
2019-03-01French Learning Tools - Bandes de fractions and Blocs mosaïques géométriques+ join the growing collection of mathies apps. (Link)
2018-12-07Rekenrek updated to v1.3.1 with minor bug fixes, correct links to support pages and bundled with Adobe AIR for new Android installs. (Link)
2018-12-06CLIPS activities moved to the new secure OAME server. https://mathclips.ca made secure as well. References in the CLIPS wrapper to the support pages updated to support.mathies.ca. (Link)
2018-10-16Number Chart Tool now works in both mobile and desktop browsers. Available in English and French. Offline .zip available. (Link)
2018-04-20Money Tool updated to v3.0.0 with saving and loading of files and latest annotation objects. (Link)
2018-04-11Colour Tiles Tool updated to V2.0.1 with French localization, latest annotation objects and save/load functionality. (Link)
2018-03-01Set Tool updated to V2.0.3 with five frames, snapping to number frames, latest annotation objects and save/load functionality. (Link)
2018-02-09Relational Rods updated to v2.0.0 with saving and loading of files and latest annotation objects. (Link)
2018-01-08Notepad updated to v2.0.0 with saving and loading of files. (Link)
2017-11-10Rekenrek updated to include new annotation objects and functionality. (Link)
2017-10-30Notepad app updated to version 1.2.0, includes new built-in shapes and ability to rotate all annotation objects. French wiki available. (Link)
2017-06-19Relational Rods+ has been updated to include the ability to save and open files. Installers for Windows and Mac are available for download. (Link)
2017-05-09Fraction Strips has a brand new look and is now available for mobile devices. It includes workspace panning and zooming, annotation and image tools as well as the ability to open and save files. (Link)
2017-04-07Rekenrek has been updated to include the ability to switch between French and English and to copy annotations. (Link)
2017-02-17Relational Rods+ includes new primary colour palette and the ability to copy annotations (Link)
2017-02-17Colour Tiles recent updates include different shapes, increased colour choices and the ability to copy annotations. (Link)
2017-02-17Notepad has been updated to include the ability to switch between French and English and to copy annotations. (Link)
2016-12-09New Game: Catch a Bouncing Ball - Operations. Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. (Link)
2016-11-04New Tool: Use Colour Tiles to represent numbers, explore patterns and create geometric designs. (Link)
2016-11-04New Tool: Use the Set Tool to generate sets of objects, sort and classify objects, create patterns. Includes ten frames and the ability to randomly generate sets. (Link)
2016-06-24Rekenrek now includes the ability to import images and annotation improvements. (Link)
2016-06-10Money Tool recent updates include annotation improvements and the ability to insert images. (Link)
2016-05-19Number line tool now includes various annotation improvements and the ability to import multiple images. (Link)
2016-03-30Relational Rods+ includes revised relational rods, whole number rods and new decimal number rods all bundled in one tool. Developed for desktop and mobile devices. (Link)
2016-02-15A new Quadratics Functions (Factored) example added to the graphing calculator together with some bug fixes. The i buttons link to a new Support Wiki page. (Link)
2016-02-12Money Tool revisions include: dragging multiple copies from the cash drawer, undo/redo, currency count and multi-select then copy, move or recycle. (Link)
2015-10-20New Tool: The Number Line Tool for Whole Number and Integer representation, comparison, addition and subtraction is available for desktop computers. (Link)
2015-10-20New Game: Diamond Drop Whole Numbers. Students drag diamonds to complete comparison statements. (Link)
2015-06-15New Tool: Use the Set Tool to create a set of up to 100 objects. Explore counting strategies and sorting strategies based on shape, size or colour attributes. (Link)
2015-04-07New Tool: The Money tool can be used to represent amounts using realistic Canadian bills and coins. Incorporates the annotation tool. Developed for desktop and mobile devices. (Link)
2015-04-07New Tool: Use the Notepad tool to write solutions, sketch diagrams, create graphs and record thinking. Four backgrounds: blank, grid, isometric and lined. Developed for desktop and mobile devices. (Link)
2015-02-02New Tools: Relational Rods and Whole Number Rods tools can be used to represent and operate on various types of numbers. (Link)
2015-02-02New Game: Diamond Drop - Sign of a Sum challenges students to create sums that are positive, zero or negative. Now available from the Games Tab (Integer Category). (Link)
2015-01-22The Rekenrek tool has been updated to match the new mobile versions, all of which include the annotation tool. (Link)
2015-01-22The mathies.ca Learning Tools page and the CLIPS tools tab have links to the Rekenrek App on the App Store and Google Play Store. This is the first app created for mathies.ca! (Link)
2014-12-15All GSP files replaced with version 5 files that work with Sketchpad Explorer app. Various enhancements and bug fixes related to these sketches. (Link)
2014-12-08More informative messages for mobile users. Open links added for GSP files that will work in Puffin Academy. Bug fixes. Everything republished using Flash CS6. (Link)
2014-10-01Update to Linear Graphing Tool - solid line tool, resize graph button added. (Link)
2014-09-30CLIPS on Mobile Devices: Use Puffin Academy, a free educational app which allows Adobe Flash content to be displayed on an iOS or Android device, to visit Mathies, MathCLIPS and ePractice. (Link)
2014-06-03CLIPS site refresh: The first screens load more quickly and revised zip files are available for download. (Link)
2014-05-07Tool Container: Pouring Containers is a volume model used to represent and operate on fractions. This tool includes "how to" support videos accessed via the "i" button within the tool. (Link)
2014-05-07Tool Container: The Whole Number Comparison Tool features comparisons using words, symbols and a number line. (Link)
2014-05-07Tool Container: GSP Virtual Manipulatives sketch consists of a collection of virtual manipulatives including: algebra tiles, base 10 blocks, fraction circles, geoboards and tangrams. (Link)
2014-05-07Search: An updated search engine features a new search bar at the top right of the screen as well as a table of quick search topics. Search results now include all available resources. (Link)
2014-05-07Copyright: Copyright holder changed to Curriculum Assessment and Policy Branch. (Link)
2014-05-07Whats New: You may have noticed that this page has a new look. The team has also improved its method of keeping this information current, so remember to keep an eye on this page. (Link)
2014-01-15Games: Catch a Bouncing Ball (Whole Numbers) updated to include levels dealing with numbers from 0 to 50. These levels are designed for primary grades and feature various pictorial representations. (Link)
2014-01-15Games: Pyramid Solitaire (Fractions) challenges students to clear a pyramid of cards by matching fraction cards and whole number cards to form whole number products. Includes a PDF of offline games. (Link)
2013-12-20CLIPS site refresh: Zip files containing all CLIPS games or all tools are available for download. Cluster zip files have been updated. FAQ page has been revised. (Link)
2013-12-20Games Tab: The main page now features a games tab which can be accessed directly using the URL www.mathclips.ca/index.html?games=T and mirrors the descriptions and functionality of www.mathies.ca. (Link)
2013-12-20Tools Tab: The main page now features a tools tab which can be accessed directly using the URL www.mathclips.ca/index.html?tools=T and mirrors the descriptions and functionality of www.mathies.ca. (Link)
2013-12-20Games: Whole Number Representation Match, designed for early primary grades, features a variety of pictorial and numeric representations of numbers up to 20. (Link)
2013-12-20Games: Catch a Bouncing Ball challenges students to locate values on a variety of number lines with different scales. Current levels are designed for junior grades and use values up to 10 000. (Link)
2013-12-20Tool Container: The Rekenrek tool has been revised to align with development of an app version which is coming soon. (Link)
2013-12-20Support Videos: "How to" videos are available for Fraction Strips and Partitioning sets tools. Videos can be accessed via the "i" button within each tool. Wiki tool support pages revised. (Link)
2013-12-20Warnings: Improved the information given to mobile users who try and access the site without a suitable version of Flash. (Link)
2013-12-20Bug Fixes: Several minor bugs have been fixed thanks to user feedback. Specifically, quiz results now print more reliably and text renders more consistently on a variety of platforms. (Link)
2013-12-20Removed the option to show activities in development from the settings dialog. Authorized testers will be provided URLs to access activities and tools in development. (Link)
2013-12-20Support Videos: "How to" videos are available for Fraction Strips and Partitioning sets tools. Videos can be accessed via the "i" button within each tool. Wiki tool support pages revised. (Link)
2013-05-01Tools: Partitioning Sets and revised Fraction Strips tools added to the collection. (Link)
2013-02-05Tool Container: The tool container is integrated into the wrapper much more seamlessly. The downloads link gives access to the tools for offline use. (Link)
2013-02-05Tool Container: Fractions tools are in the process of being refined. (Link)
2013-02-05Download Tables: The SWF Links tab of Resources (accessible using the Links button) displays the available downloads in a fashion similar to the Tools download dialog. (Link)
2013-02-05Download Tables: ePractice activities are available using the .swfs link in the Info section or by visiting www.oame.on.ca/gapclosing. (Link)
2013-02-05ZIP Files: There is a zip file for each cluster and one for the entire CLIPS and ePractice site. These files can be copied and run from any location trusted by Flash much more reliably than before. (Link)
2013-02-05Bug Fixes: Feedback reports now automatically appear in our new bug ticketing system and notify developers directly. (Link)
2013-02-05Improved Warnings: There are now notifications if the environment is not trusted or if links that require an internet connection are requested when a connection is not available. (Link)
2013-02-05Accessibility: Many CLIPS activities are now accessible to users who are not able to use a mouse. Unfortunately, most scenes that require drag-and-drop are still not keyboard accessible. (Link)
2013-02-05Accessibility: A transparency filter is available from Settings (gear icon) to add a shade to the screen, for those with a sensitivity to white backgrounds. (Link)
2013-02-05Accessibility: A Magnifier is available from the camera icon, which takes an image of the screen at a specified magnification. (Link)
2013-02-05Bug Fixes: All activities have been tested and any bugs found have been addressed. Please use the Feedback link at the top right of the wrapper to report any issues. (Link)
2013-02-04CLIPS Site refresh - Version 4.13 of the wrapper made live. (Link)
2013-01-10CLIPS sessions at OAME 2013 approved. (Link)
2012-11-07ePractice Activity 16:Dividing Fractions released. (Link)
2012-09-01The MathCLIPS.ca site has been refreshed in advance of Semester 1. (Link)
2012-08-14ePractice Activity 15:Multiplying Fractions released (Link)
2012-07-20CLIPS development of Integer Addition activities continues. (Link)
2012-05-01The CLIPS Graphing Calculator has been improved to allow entry of equations from the Number Entry Pad (123 button), scales that are multiples of pi, saving and opening work files, and the use of param (Link)
2012-05-01The MathCLIPS.ca site has been refreshed in advance of the OAME Conference CLIPS sessions. (Link)
2012-03-21Three new ePractice Activities, based on the Grade 9 Gap Closing Materials are available: 12. Comparing Fractions, 13: Adding Fractions and 14:Subtracting Fractions (Link)
2012-02-12CLIPS tools featured in Fractions Strips and Fraction Towers manipulative tip sheet available at http://www.edugains.ca/newsite/math2/tipsformanipulativeuse.html (Link)
2011-10-21CLIPS development weekend - work continued on CLIP 1 of next set of activities : Multiplication of Fractions - stay tuned for pre-release ! (Link)
2011-10-19Latest set of ePractice activities now available in revised wrapper - available alongside CLIPS activities (Link)
2011-09-23Two modules of ePractice activities now available - Representing Fractions (for Junior and Intermediate Divisions) (Link)
2011-09-14ePractice.ca website domain secured to permanently house links to Gap Closing online practice activities (Link)
2011-09-14GapClosing.ca website domain secured to permanently house links to Gap Closing resources (Link)
2011-09-13First module of ePractice activities available (based on Fractions - Grade 6 Gap Closing learning materials) (Link)
2011-08-01CLIPS activities being catalogued for inclusion in the OERB - to be made available in Fall 2011 (Link)
2011-07-28Video created demonstrating the CLIPS - Exploring Different Representations tool (diff reps of Linear Growing Patterns) (Link)
2011-05-11CLIPS standalone Tools made available, and highlighted at upcoming OAME Conference (Link)
2011-03-16CLIPS development camp - work has begun on the next set of activities : Multiplication of Fractions - stay tuned ! (Link)
2011-03-02CLIPS.ZIP file (615MB) updated to include latest cluster Integers - Representing, Comparing and Ordering (Link)
2011-02-14New CLIP of activities available: Integers- Representing, Comparing and Ordering - CLIP 4 - Representing Integers (Link)
2011-01-21New CLIP of activities available: Integers- Representing, Comparing and Ordering - CLIP 3 - Using Integers to Describe Change (Link)
2011-01-09New CLIP of activities available: Integers- Representing, Comparing and Ordering - CLIP 2 - Comparing and Ordering Integers (Link)
2010-11-02CLIP activities updated with audio: Integers- Representing, Comparing and Ordering - CLIP 1 - Using Integers to Describe Location (Link)
2010-04-13Integer cluster - CLIP 1 - now publicly available ! (Representing, Comparing and Ordering) (Link)
2009-12-04Two more Integers activities available in Pre-Release mode: 5.2.1 Minds-On: What is My Floor and 5.3.6 Consolidation: Arcade Fun (Link)
2009-11-02New Integers activity pre-released - Integer Drop Ball game - CLIP 1 - Activity 5 (Link)
2009-10-21Updated Navigating CLIPS one-page PDF to include new features available (Search, Number Entry Pad, inDevMode URL) (Link)
2009-10-20Pre-release of two Integers activities. To view these and future pre-releases use this URL: http://oame.on.ca/CLIPS/index.html?inDevMode=Y (Link)
2009-10-19Updated download functions - Save feature now generates download pod with progress bar to track file transfer. (pod can be minimized if desired) (Link)
2009-10-18New Number Entry Tool developed for CLIPS activities to make it easier to use with text entry boxes on an Interactive Whiteboard. Initial deployment in Periodic and Sine Functions cluster. (Link)
2009-10-16CLIPS development weekend - extended CLIPS team working on upcoming activities and planning new clusters (Link)
2009-10-07Updated version of LARGE zip file containing ALL current CLIPS activities and resources (CLIPS.zip) for local installations (433MB) (Link)
2009-09-25Online version 1 of Robot Rule Game released (Linear Growing Patterns cluster) (Link)
2009-09-24Updated version of Exploring Different Reps tool (Linear Growing Patterns cluster) (Link)
2009-09-17Search feature now includes lists of CLIPS games and downloadable resources (Link)
2009-09-11Whats New feature added to top menu - check to see what has been added or updated recently. (Link)
2009-09-10Wrapper update - added a Search feature to allow you to find a specific CLIP or Activity quickly (Link)
2009-09-09Added link to large CLIPS.zip download (744MB) in Downloads tab of Resources area in each cluster (for those who wish to install CLIPS locally) (Link)
2009-09-08Added link in Teacher Notes - Supports tab - to "Navigating CLIPS" - one page PDF on how to get around the various CLIPS screen. (Link)
2009-08-02Fractions Memory Match Game created - comparing and representing fractions (Link)
2009-06-28Memory Match Games for Periodic Functions revised - straight Match game version / magnify option (Link)
2009-05-20Very Large (744 MB) ZIP file posted containing all of CLIPS - for standalone installations. (Link)
2009-05-10Representations of Linear Growing Patterns - New cluster of CLIPS activities released (Link)