We know it’s a stressful time for many people at the minute, but TeacherBoards are here to try ease the stress of #TeachingFromHome for parents who are homeschooling their children. The aim is to create lots of posts bursting with resources, tips and information on creating a learning space that is productive and fun. This post is full of resources for KS2 (Key Stage 2) Maths, including games and interactive work sheets that your children will have fun taking part in.
Luckily for us, there are hundreds of websites and blogs that have these resources available for free and are accessible to use on your computer at home. For tablet devices and other devices, some of these math games may require app downloads or a FlashPlayer installation, there are many options as an alternate if you’re not happy to download anything.
Our Top Ten Picks for Fun Maths Games
- Rocket Rounding by TopMarks.co.uk (CLICK HERE) – This interactive game is great for rounding up numbers, including decimal places. You have the option to use a number line or to play without to up the difficulty with different modes to choose from. ” Rocket Rounding is a multiple-choice maths game which focuses on rounding numbers to tens, hundreds and whole numbers. It is aimed at 7 to 11 year olds. “
2. Fraction Matching with Pizza by OxfordOwl.co.uk (CLICK HERE) A printable PDF that includes a pizza fraction matching game and cut out cards for matching fraction equivelants. This free printable is a great tool because it is interactive and requires time away from the computer screen. It also has the option to partake as a group, perfect for people who are homeschooling more than one student.
3. Who Wants to be a ‘Hunderedaire’ Game by MathPlay.com (CLICK HERE) – A great option for adding a pit of excitement to your maths lesson. Based on the popular quiz show ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ this game asks multiple choice questions that increase in difficulty throughout. At the end of the game you received a virtual ‘cheque’ as a reward for your hard work.
4. Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica by BBC Bitesize – BBC Bitesize have created a brilliantly fun online game that mimics various popular games that children interact with outside of school. You can choose your own character, then add, subtract, divide and multiply your way to victory in this fun maths game.
5. Mathbuster BIDMAS Multi Player found on Tes Resources (CLICK HERE) – This game is a popular choice for many classrooms but can also be used in the home when you have more than one student to teach. This MathBusters game looks at BIDMAS including more difficult indices as well as multiplication and division.
6. Animal Rescue by TimesTables.co.uk – This online game is fantastic for students to practice their multiplication skills in a non-stressful way. You can pick how challenging the game is and which times table numbers you want to revise. You can also select different characters and add rewards to the photo collection.
7. Funky Mummy by ICT Games – Funky Mummy is a virtual number facts game that aims to help children revise their addition, subtraction, and multiplication methods. To play, all you need to do is complete the calculation, press on the correct sarcophagus and watch the mummy dance.
8. Happy Burger Game by TimesTables – Another brilliant multiplication game for KS2 students, here you can pick as many numbers to multiply by and increase the difficulty. At the end of the game you can see at which sums you made a mistake.
9. Activity: Garden Area by MathsIsFun.com – This activity requires measuring your garden to work our the area of the space. You can use this easy step by step guide to measure your garden and learn about measuring, collecting data, and calculating area. If you don’t have access to a garden at this time, you can try measure the area of a room in your house.
10. What’s The Time by MathsFrame.co.uk – This game is great for teaching children how to tell the time on an analogue clock, something that is becoming less commonly taught in the modern curriculum. This will help children tell the time and benefit their problem solving skills.
If you have any more games, printables, or advice on teaching maths to KS2 students, get in touch or write your comments in the box below.