Useful Maths Websites
The way maths is taught and the maths vocabuary we use has changed greatly over recent years. Here is a link to a useful website to explain the key terms we use.
Online Maths Activities
Mathletics – Mathletics is a captivating online learning space providing students with all the tools they need to be successful learners, both in the classroom and beyond.
MyMaths – MyMaths is a fully interactive, online mathematics learning solution for children of all ages and abilities
In addition to Mathletics, there are lots of maths games websites which the children enjoy using.
Why should I play maths games with my child?
Children make progress best as mathematicians when they regularly repeat skills and practise them until they become embedded. This can be quite a long process sometimes, and so the use of the context of an exciting game or interesting activity can be highly motivating. In our experience, our children learn best when they are having fun and that’s what games are for!
- Primary Games You’ll find all sorts of maths content here, all presented as engaging games and challenges.
- Maths Zone Another collection of games and activities across the full range of curriculum content, mostly appropriate to our KS2 pupils.
- Topmarks Lots of fun games to play with children of all ages!
- Internet-based Activities relating to Number and Place Value
- Chinese Dragon Ordering Numbers Learn to order numbers by playing this fun Chinese Dragon game!
- Underwater Counting Game Learn to count up to 10 sea creatures accurately with this fun underwater themed game!
- Give the Dog a Bone Explore the 100 square.
- Spin to Win Create the highest number to win the round.
- Eggs to Order (KS1) Ordering numbers according to place value.
- Eggs to Order (KS2) The extended version that includes decimal numbers too.
- Super Sid’s Decimal Challenge Can you match the decimal numbers to create the target number?
- Ghostblasters: Operation Even Shoot down the even-numbered ghosts.
- Ghostblasters: Operation Odd Shoot down the odd-numbered ghosts.
- Splat Square Splat the numbers in different colours. Play games, look for patterns and learn your numbers to 100!
- Internet-based Games relating to Times Tables Practice
- Teaching Tables A collection of little games from the Primary Games website.
- Robin Hood Doubles Learn to double numbers up to twenty.
- Multiple Wipeout Burst only the balloons that are multiples of the given table.
Maths games don’t have to be computer-based. There are lots of ways in which you can bring maths to life for your child through simple games and activities. Whether out shopping, using the context of money to help develop your child’s skills, or helping them to better understand measurement when baking or putting together the new rabbit’s hutch, there’s always an opportunity for a ‘maths moment’!
Board games can be great for developing a child’s maths skills too! Playing these can be a really powerful way for young children to become comfortable with our number system, spotting patterns and literally playing with numbers.
Some of our favourite board games (and others) are shown below…
Snakes and Ladders
Shut the Box
Dice are an amazing way to bring numbers to life, and can be used in so many creative ways to have fun… and learn at the same time!