Primary numeracy

Introduction to 2D shapes

Introduce your pupils to circles, squares, rectangles and triangles with this painting activity.

Introduction to symmetry

A lovely resource where pupils must colour spots on the other side of a fold line in order to make a symmetric pattern.

Multiplication tables: cloud click game

Play this beautiful game as often as you can and you'll soon know your times tables inside out. Answer the questions as fast as you can but try not to get any penalties. At the end of the game you will be shown your score and awarded a prize monster.

Teaching time

Learn how to tell the time using these interactive, full-screen analogue and digital clocks.

Telling the time: quiz game

At the top of the screen you will be shown a time in words. All you have to do is work out where the minute hand would be pointing and click on that number on the clock. For example if the time shown is 'quarter to five' you should click the number 'nine' on the clock. It's not as easy as you might think.

Polygon Tool

A wonderful tool for investigating regular or irregular polygons. Use the virtual protractor to measure internal and external angles (the line extension function makes this easy). The polygon vertices can be dragged and snapped to your choice of background grid. This software is also ideal for exploring Pythagoras' theorem, triangles in general or the relationship between area and perimeter of shapes.

Introduction to enlargements

Part one of a truly outstanding suite of three resources to help with the teaching of enlargements. This resource helps you introduce the basic concepts of enlargement and scale factors.

Drawing enlargements

A lovely whole class resource which is ideal for use with the interactive whiteboard. Pupils are shown a shape which they must redraw at a given scale factor. They construct their shape using a flexible polygon which can then be compared to the correct enlargement. (worksheet)

Angle Estimator

Everything you need to teach estimation and measurement of angles.

What is Pi?

A beautiful animation that visually illustrates the definition of pi. This resource also contains a useful mnemonic to remember the first 8 digits of pi as well as a slide that displays the first 2000 digits of pi.

Parts of a circle

This pairs game will teach you all the terminology you need to describe the geometry of a circle.

Introduction to fractions

This open-ended resource allows you to create a fraction and display it in several ways (e.g. with cakes, sweets or lollipops). You can also set up simple problems by hiding the numerator and denominator and asking the class to work them out.

Recognising simple fractions: matching pairs game

Improve your ability to recognise the picture equivalent of a fraction with this resource.

Equivalent fractions

This open-ended resource allows you to create different visual representations of two fractions and display them side by side. By comparing the images pupils can decide whether the fractions are equivalent.

Equivalent fractions: matching pairs game

Improve your ability to recognise equivalent fractions.

Ordering fractions

This is a truly versatile whole-class resource. In this game you must drag fractions from the fraction bank and place them in the correct order on the fraction tower. You can test two fractions to see which is bigger by showing a visual representation of the fraction.

Improper and mixed fractions

An open-ended tool to help you explore the relationship between improper and mixed fractions.

Chicken coop game: estimating fractions

You will be shown a fraction and your job is to estimate the decimal equivalent by placing a nest on a number line. Our hens are mathematical experts and they will fire their eggs towards the correct answer. If your estimate is good the eggs will be caught in the nest but if you're too far out it all gets very messy.

Smash the rotten egg by clicking on the fraction that is not equivalent to the others. By playing this game your students will develop a variety of mental strategies that help them to identify equivalent fractions.

Chicken coop painter: comparing fractions

Use your knowledge of fractions to paint a chicken coop according to the hen's instructions! This clever game will teach your students to visualise and compare the value of different fractions.

Simply-frying fractions: simplifying fractions

Help kung fu chicken in his quest to simplify fractions by finding the common factors of the numerator and denominator. You will need to be a black belt at finding highest common factors to get a good score.

Improve your ability to add fractions as you choose the right set of rockets to fire Ernie into the nest. In this hilarious game there are fifty levels to complete and each one will help you get to grips with addition and multiplication of fractions.

Fractions and percentages : matching pairs game

Identify equivalent fractions and percentages.

Fractions and decimals : matching pairs game

Identify equivalent fractions and decimals.

Fraction Wall

A tool to help your pupils visualise fractions. Ideal for teaching pupils how to identify equivalent fractions.

Fraction Blocks

A tool to help your pupils visualise fractions. Ideal for teaching pupils addition and subtraction of fractions. Also useful for illustrating how to represent fractions in their simplest form.

Percentages and decimals : matching pairs game

Identify equivalent decimals and percentages.

Interactive Number Grids

Flip between a 0 - 99, 0 - 100, multiplication or blank grid. The squares can be painted in the colour of your choice. Great for illustrating mental arithmetic techniques or how Eratosthenes' sieve works.

Moonlander: place value game

Brush up on the concepts of place value and inter-planetary flight as you land your space craft on the moon pads in the correct order.

Hundreds, tens and units

An interactive and highly visual resource to help entrench the concept of units.

Angles in a triangle

An animation that shows clearly and simply how the angles in a triangle add up to 180 degrees.

Moonlander: algebra game

Use your knowledge of algebra and inter-planetary flight to gently land your spaceship on the moon pads in the correct order.

Algebra bounce quiz: Highest value

A high energy quiz that requires coordination as well as knowledge. Pupils are given a number and must choose the expression that would give the highest value. This resource includes a printable worksheet. (worksheet)

Algebra bounce quiz: Solve the equation

Students are shown an equation and must choose a solution from several numbers bouncing around the screen. This resource includes a printable worksheet. (worksheet)

Place the coordinates

Use this application to practise finding a point on a grid. Choose between a positive quadrant grid or all four quadrants. This resource also contains a positive quadrant worksheet, a four quadrant worksheet and a set of blank grids for generic exercises.

Coordinate words

Before you start plotting functions why not use this ten minute starter activity to test how well your pupils are able to place and read coordinates.

Paint a pie chart : methods of getting to school

Learn how to interpret pie charts with this interactive resource.

Paint a pie chart : world energy usage

Learn how to interpret pie charts with this interactive resource.

Carroll diagrams

Venn diagrams

A gentle introduction to factors and multiples and the notion of 'less than' and 'greater than'.

More Venn diagrams

Brush up on factors, multiples and prime numbers with this selection of Venn diagram activities. This resource also contains a printable worksheet. (worksheet)

Venn diagram: multiples of 3, 4 and 5

The title says it all really!

Drawing bearings

This resource includes a teacher tool and a student-led game to teach pupils to accurately draw, measure and estimate a three figure bearing. Ideal for interactive whiteboards or tablets!

Estimating bearings

This resource includes a teacher tool and a student-led game to teach pupils to accurately estimate a three figure bearing. Ideal for interactive whiteboards or tablets!

Estimation: How tall is a giant?

Could you estimate the height of a giant if you knew how long his arm was? In this activity you must estimate the height of three giants based on the length of different body parts.

Less eggstreme maths

In this investigation you must discover a method to find all the different ways that eggs can be packed in an egg box. If your pupils find this one easy they can move onto 'Eggstreme maths' for a more in-depth study.

Stacking boxes

An open ended maths investigation focusing on combinations and permutations. Can you find a relationship between the number of boxes and the number of ways in which they can be stacked against the wall?

General resources

Timer

A new improved timer that now includes a countdown timer as well as a standard timer. Some of the alarm sounds are not for those of sensitive disposition. The time is given in Hours, minutes, seconds and hundredths of a second. Handy for timed tests, exams and activities.

Class minder

A digital assistant that keeps an eye on your class on those rare occasions when you have to pop out.

The ultimate reaction test

An addictive reaction test with loads of uses for practical work. Find out your reaction speed and whether it changes when you're tired, hungry or buzzing on coffee.

Simon

A digital version of the classic memory game.

Square breathing

Feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed? Take yourself to a place of peace and calm in only five minutes with this tried-and-tested technique.