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! Below are some fantastic websites which offer a range of exciting and engaging maths activities for you to try at home:
A website full of 'rich' mathematical challenges.
This website is excellent as children can practise skills required in each year group. Children can have a free five minutes practise every day on a laptop/computer- if you want more you need to subscribe or swap laptop!- but a little and often is good.
Thousands of quality teaching resources, interactive resources, homework, exam and revision help. Useful for teachers, pupils and parents.
This is an interactive maths game with quick fire questions on number bonds, times tables, doubling and halving, multiples, division facts and square numbers. The games which are against the clock challenge and develop a child's mental maths skills.
Make maths learning fun and effective with Prodigy Math Game. Free for students, parents and educators. Sign up today!
Maths Frame has more than 200 interactive maths games and 300 maths worksheets and assessments linked to the new curriculum. All resources are designed by an experienced KS2 teacher. New games and worksheets are added regularly.
A fantastic and engaging way to practise key times tables skills to improve rapid recall.
A brilliant website which helps children to use efficient mental calculation strategies to add and subtract two-digit numbers so that they can leave counting on their fingers behind!
An engaging series of short videos, recalling times tables to well-known pop songs.