Find helpful explanations of maths terms, as well as activities, downloadable sheets, and videos for further support. From measurements to word problems.
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In Year 5, your child will continue to learn about fractions as numbers, measures, and operators. They will learn about percentages and thousandths.
Find helpful explanations of maths terms, as well as activities, downloadable sheets, and videos for further support. From arrays to long division.
In Year 6, your child will solve lots of problems involving fractions, decimals, and percentages. They will simplify and multiply fractions.
Early Years teacher and mother Sheila O’Reilly shows us how the 1st Steps with Numicon at Home kit can support your child’s early maths development.
Have fun practising your maths skills with these games, activity sheets, and videos.
The measuring skills your child learns at primary school will help them throughout their life. Find advice and activities to support their learning.
It can be hard making the jump from counting numbers to calculating. Sheila O’Reilly shares activities to introduce your child to addition and subtraction.
Statistics and data are essential for understanding the world. Find out the data skills your child will learn at school and how you can help at home.
Louise Pennington shares ideas to help your child work maths problems out in their head without having to write anything down.
Early Years teacher and mother Sheila O’Reilly shows us how to use Numicon shapes to help your child learn to count and order numbers.
Money isn’t everything, but being ‘good with money’ is undoubtedly a useful life skill. Read Fiona Lazenby’s top tips for practising using money with your child.
Find out all about the Key Stage 2 SATs maths test. Take a look at our advice, activities, videos, and books to help support your child.
Maths expert Louise Pennington shares her advice for developing your child’s maths skills during school closures by exploring maths in the real world.
Telling the time is an important skill in everyday life, but it can be tricky to learn. You can start to increase your child’s awareness of time from a young age with simple activities and games.
Louise Pennington shows us her top five maths games, including ‘Bunny rabbit ears’ and ‘What’s in the bag?’, to help your child practise their number facts.
Maths teacher and education expert Louise Pennington shares her favourite activities and games to help your child learn their times tables.
Lots of schoolwork is being set online at the moment. Here is one example from education expert James Clements of teaching maths skills without a screen.
Maths expert Andrew Jeffrey shares five easy-to-implement strategies that can make a positive difference to our children’s maths learning at home.
Mathemagician Andrew Jeffrey suggests ways you can support your child’s maths development at home without needing to be an expert.
Answer questions about these common maths terms.
Answers to the Oxford Primary Illustrated Maths Dictionary activity sheets.
Find out how your child is taught to multiply in school. This booklet also includes games and activities to use at home to build your child’s skills and confidence with multiplication.
Find out how your child is taught to divide in school. This booklet also includes games and activities to use at home to build your child’s skills and confidence with division.
Find out how children are taught to subtract in school. This booklet also includes games and activities to build your child’s skills and confidence.
Answers to the Oxford First Illustrated Maths Dictionary activity sheets.
A plastic square with 10 x 10 raised circles on which Numicon Shapes and overlays can be placed. This can be used in lots of maths games and activities.
Find out how your child is introduced to fractions in school and use these games and activities at home to build your child’s skills and confidence.
This box of 80 Numicon Shapes provides essential apparatus to parents of children throughout the primary years.
Find out how your child is taught to calculate with fractions in school. This booklet includes games and activities to use at home to build your child’s skills and confidence in calculating with fractions.
Measure and record your child’s height as they grow with this height chart.
Find out how you can help your child to learn multiplication (times) tables with our tips, tricks, games, and activities.
Build a bird feeder with empty yoghurt pots and string.
Decorate your tree and impress your family with these yummy Christmas cookies!
Don’t have Numicon shapes at home? Download, print, and cut out these free Numicon shapes.
Learn your times tables with this activity sheet.
A handy number square to help your child visualise the numbers from 1 to 100.
Colour in and make your own owl Christmas decoration. Ask an adult for help with the scissors!
Four activity sheets to practise counting to 10, measuring, shapes, and time.
Practise measuring while baking these yummy reindeer cupcakes.
Find out how children are taught to add and use these games and activities at home to build your child’s skills and confidence.
Find out how children are taught to count and use these games and activities at home to build your child’s skills and confidence.
This bumper activity book will help your child to progress with core KS2 maths skills while having fun!
Find answers to all the MyMaths Week 8 activity sheets.
Find answers to all the MyMaths Week 9 activity sheets.
Find answers to all the MyMaths Week 1 activity sheets.
A visual representation to help your child learn fractions.
Write the correct fraction next to each diagram and practise working out the fraction of a quantity.
Identify and label these 2D and 3D shapes.
Sort these units to show what they measure and identify which units should be used in context.
Years 5–6 | Ages 9–11
Practise using fractions, decimals and percentages in a real life context.
Years 3–4 | Ages 7–9
Practise making 20 from 2s, 4s, and 6s.
Years 1–2 | Ages 5–7
Practise number skills and using words linked to comparing such as ‘more’, ‘less’, and ‘fewer’.
Match imperial units to the situations, and record the time using digital and analogue clocks.
Label and measure obtuse, acute and right angles and identify the parallel and perpendicular objects.
Practise rounding sums of moneys and converting measurements containing decimals.
Reception–Year 1 | Ages 4–6
Learn about symmetry with this Numicon activity sheet.
Reception–Year 1 | Ages 4–6
Practise calculating with this Numicon activity sheet.
Find answers to all the MyMaths Week 4 activity sheets.
Find answers to all the MyMaths Week 7 activity sheets.
Find answers to all the MyMaths Week 2 activity sheets.
Find answers to all the MyMaths Week 3 activity sheets.
Some shapes can be flat and some solid. Look at these shapes and sort them into the correct boxes.
Practice work involving making amounts of money, comparing and ordering amounts of money and estimating with money (age 8–9).
Practice work involving equivalent fractions and comparing fractions (age 7–8).
Match the shapes and colours to the picture. Why not colour them in?
This number line shows Numicon 10-shapes laid horizontally end-to-end and marked with multiples of 10 from 0–100.
Practice work involving area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes, area of triangles and parallelograms, and volume of cubes and cuboids (age 10–11).
Practice work on subtracting decimals, multiplying decimals by 10, 100 and 1,000, and dividing numbers by 10, 100 and 1,000 (age 9–10).
Practice work involving identifying right angles, comparing angles, describing lines and identifying parallel and perpendicular lines (age 7–8).
Practise and identify fractions by labelling pizzas and drawing cakes.
Practice work involving ordering fractions, and adding and subtracting fractions (age 7–8).
Practice work on identfiying percentages, writing percentages as a fraction, and adding decimals using formal methods (age 9–10).
Reception–Year 1 | Ages 4–6
Practise adding with this Numicon activity sheet.
A parent guide to making maths fun by incorporating brainteasers into your everyday routine.
Practise telling the time by drawing hands onto these clocks.
Reception–Year 1 | Ages 4–6
Practise making number patterns with this Numicon activity sheet.
Label the different types of graphs and charts and practise creating a bar chart.
Practise working out the mode, median, mean and range from a table of data.
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