Digital numeracy tips & tricks: Welcome!

Through talking to lots of teachers throughout the UK and other countries about Discovery Education Espresso common issues came up. Many didn’t know how much was on the service, or how to get to it. So on this and the other blog posts (see them all listed on our UK Community page) I will be sharing ‘tips and tricks’ of what is on Discovery Education Espresso to support the teaching of numeracy.

There will be hyperlinks and pathways to all resources (NB if you are online and signed in, the hyperlinks will take you straight to the resource if your school uses a box, the pathways are written below for you to easily navigate through the service). All resources shown will have related resources – so have a look around!

Each post will have new links to build understanding of the Discovery Education Espresso service.

OK, introduction over!


Discovery Education Espresso: Home page | Subject home page | Module guide


MODULES: Resources on Discovery Education Espresso are arranged in modules – this means a collection of videos, activities, images, factfiles and other types of resources depending on the subject.

When you click on a subject from the home page, you get taken to the subject home page.

Every subject has several modules, and in each one, there are lots of resources.

MODULE GUIDES: In the blog posts, we’ll be using resources within modules, such as a specific image.  Each module has a module guide, and I would really recommend you having a quick look at one. Module guides have been written to save you time; to give you an overview of all the resources and how they align to the curriculum.

At the very bottom of the module guide, under Application and Extension there are further ideas for teaching each area. Module guides also lists all the components of the module.

To get started, here’s out first Digital numeracy tips & tricks post “Using footage of real life contexts to teach fractions and more