Roman numeral matchsticks 1

Ideal for Year 3 (7 to 8 year olds).

Roman numeral calculations which need correcting by either moving, adding or taking away matchsticks. Set of 6.

Roman numeral matchsticks 2

Ideal for Year 3 (7 to 8 year olds).

Roman numeral calculations which need correcting by either moving, adding or taking away matchsticks. Set of 6.

Matchstick calculations 3

Another set of 6 calculations which need correcting by either moving, adding or taking away matchsticks.

Factor bugs, stingers and silkworms

An investigation for Years 5 and 6 (10 and 11 year olds).  A great way to remember and record factors.

Dice in number order

A game for two or more players.  You’ll need six dice. Roll the dice and score points for dice in order.

Knock out

A game for two or more players.  Each has two dice and a number line.  If their dice score is a number on their number line, they can cross it out.  First to cross out the whole number line is the winner.

Domino addition


A game for two or more players and a full set of dominoes.  Add up the spots on each domino.  This becomes your score.  The person with the highest score wins the game.

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Difference dominoes


A game for two or more players.


Add up the spots on each domino, then find the difference between the two.

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Multiples of 6 


A digit card problem.  Can you make five two-digit multiples of 6 using 0 à 9 digit cards only once?

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Thirteen digit cards


Using this (and one other arrangement), can you arrange the digit cards so that there are no consecutive numbers on a line?  Find more than one way to solve this.

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H shaped puzzle


A number based puzzle using this arrangement.

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Half a shape


Can you make the whole shape before it was cut in half?  Record your work and show the vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines of symmetry.

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Cross arrangement


A number based puzzle using this arrangement.

Four cubes


How many different shapes can you build using just four cubes?  Can you record them on isometric paper?  Watch out for repeats!

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Snowflake puzzle


A number based puzzle using this arrangement.

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Birthday cake


A tricky problem.  Cut this cake into eight equal pieces using only 3 straight cuts.  Solution included.

Websites & publications (updated 14th May 2020)



Classroom secrets Online teaching and learning resource with free home learning packs.

TTS Free home learning packs

IXL Home learning with IXL

TES Home learning essentials

Yorkshire Water Home learning ideas

Cambridge learn together Home learning resources

Mathematics Centre A wealth of mathematics here for teachers and parents.

Maths Frame The old NNS ITPs plus some new ones free to use.

Thinking mathematically A blog of mathematical ideas and activities

Play with your math A lovely page of maths puzzles

Magic Message Andrew Jeffrey’s website

Illustrative mathematics Non UK site. Has some activities & games via the standards button.

Study Smart Free online times tables

We are teachers Ideas for using manipulatives in the classroom

The Oak National Academy The new government-backed home learning tool

Spot on with Number Hungarian 10 blocks and ideas

Maths bot An online tool for teachers and parents.  Scroll down for primary manipulatives

22 fun ways to teach multiplication Online page of ideas for teachers and parents.

Government page Covid-19 web page containing weblinks to primary and secondary educational websites.

BBC bitesize complete BBC maths listing

STEM resource packages for teachers

Maths Association Primary maths challenge. Download past challenges from here

National Numeracy  Pdf sheets of mathematical activities for children aged 5 – 11

ATM (Association of Teachers of Mathematics) There are some activities and publications free to download, a majority of this is for older children upper KS 2, KS 3 and GCSE.

NRICH A problem solving website for all ages

NRICH specifically for EYFS

Maths on Toast Teachers page

Maths on Toast Parents page

Numicon A New Zealand site with resources and downloads

Cool Math  online maths dictionary

Maths is Fun  online maths dictionary

A Maths Dictionary for Kids  online maths dictionary

Maths Mastery Primary maths and English resources 

White Rose (Mastery) Year group specific free resources.

Maths with parents

Maths Life Maths without a worksheet ideas 

Sumdog Free access to maths, spelling and grammar

No pressure maths Downloads available

7 Puzzle blog the website linked to the above Twitter account

Rising Stars book company.  Some free activities online

Primary Games Arena Online maths games

Parallel A site for 10 to 15 year olds

Yohaku Yohaku puzzles are short number puzzles available via Twitter @yohakupuzzle 

Oxford Owl at home Publishers of reading and maths schemes

Pearson Publishing house of educational materials

First for maths

Collins  Collins have opened a webpage of ideas from their old Belair publications. 

Propeller  A (Suffolk) local publishers, who publish fantastic resources.

Zeno maths An American home schooling website with some useful downloads and ideas.

Messy maths Lots of ideas and inspiration for teaching young children.

10 Family Card Games That Support Early Math Skills Card games are an inexpensive way to enjoy family fun while also building math skills—all you need is a deck of playing cards!

Math at Your Fingertips! Easy Counting Activities Using Number Gestures

Origami and Paper Wizards: Fold Some Math into Your Day! These activities can be done with whatever paper is available—scrap paper, newspapers, or magazine pages would work.

Easy Recipes That Will Get Your Family Talking About Math Four recipes that children can help make along with tips for talking about math while cooking together.

Math Talk: Measurement at Home Everyday ways to talk about units and measurement, you can help support children's developing mathematical understanding.


Anna Williams @AWillia49259812 Mini Maths ideas and video.


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