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Primary maths games

Maths games are fun! There is a short description of what each game helps your child to understand, as well as how to play it, plus a recommendation of which year group each is appropriate for. Click on the links below to get started.

Maths Games

Tangrams

Year groups: Reception to Year 6/P1-7

Objective of the game: Move and rotate shapes to solve problems

How to play: Move the shapes into place to reveal the picture

Click here to play Tangrams

Treasure Measure

Year group: Reception/P1

Objective of the game: Order objects by weight and capacity

How to play: In each level children must put containers or objects in order of size

Click here to play Treasure Measure

Tree Ants

Year group: Reception/P1

Objective of the game: Practice counting items up to 10

How to play: Count the number of ants in the trees

Click here to play Tree Ants

Fishy Facts

Year group: Reception & Year 1/P1 &P2

Objective of the game: Recall addition and subtraction factions to 20

How to play: Given a sum, select the goldfish bowl which is labelled with the right answer

Click here to play Fishy Facts

Ant Crossing

Year group: Reception & Year 1/P1 & P2

Objective of the game: Provide positional directions

How to play: Provide directions so the ants can cross the river

Click here to play Ant Crossing

Falling Shapes

Year group: Reception & Year 1/P1 & P2

Objective of the game: Identify and match named shapes

How to play: Catch the right shape falling from the sky

Click here to play Falling Shapes

Ants on the bus

Year group: Year 1/P2

Objective of the game: Recall addition and subtraction facts to 20

How to play: Keep tally of the ants getting on and off the bus

Click here to play Ants on the bus

Double the fun

Year group: Year 1/P2

Objective of the game: Solve problems involving doubling, halving, grouping and sharing

How to play: Answer the questions to halve or double the apples before they go into the machine

Click here to play Double the Fun

Coconut calculations

Year group: Year 1 & 2/P2 & P3

Objective of the game: Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20

How to play: Given a sum, knock down the coconut which is labelled with the right answer

Click here to play Coconut calculations

Busy Ant Bounce

Year group: Year 2 & 3/P3 &4

Objective of the game: Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100

How to play: Catch the right ant on the bouncy castle to complete a sum

Click here to play Busy Ant Bounce

Busy Ant School

Year group: Year 2 & 3/P3 & P4

Objective of the game: Add and subtract numbers mentally

How to play: Keep tally of the ants entering and leaving school

Click here to play Busy Ant School

Hats Off

Year group: Year 2 &3/P3 &4

Objective of the game: Add and subtract numbers mentally

How to play: Antianna, an adventurer, keeps having her hat blown off, by the wind as she rides in a train. In which cart will it be found?

Click here to play Hats Off

Times Tables Topple

Year group: Year 2/P3

Objective of the game: Multiplication and division for the 2,5 and 10 times tables

How to play: In Sensei's dojo, learn to dodge and weave by correctly answering multiplication calculations

Click here to play Times Tables Topple

Splat-a-fact

Year group: Years 3 & 4/P4 & 5

Objective of the game: Recall and use multiplication and division factions for the 2,3,4,5,8 and 10 multiplications tables and derive and use related facts involving multiples of 10

How to play: In Sensei's dojo, throw custard pies at the target which is labelled with the right answer

Click here to play Splat-a-fact

Kung Good Fighting

Year group: Year 4,5 & 6/P5, 6 & 7

Objective of the game: Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12, and derive and use related facts involving multiples of 10 and 100

How to play: Defeat opponents in a custard pie throwing contest

Click here to play Kung Food Fighting

Busy Ant Towers

Year group: Years 4,5 & 6/P5, 6 & 7

Objective of the game: Multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number

How to play: Answer multiplication questions set in a fair ground

Click here to play Busy Ant Towers


 Maths songs

Hoppy Zoo

Year group: Reception/P1

Objective: Adding one more to 5 (increase a number sequence by 1)

Click here to listen to Hoppy Zoo

Fingers and toes

Year group: Reception/P1

Objective: Counting to 10

Click here to listen to Fingers and toes

Wobbly tower

Year group: Reception/P1

Objective: Counting back from 10

Click here to listen to Wobbly tower

Draw some numbers with me

Year group: Reception/P1

Objective: Writing numbers 1 to 10

Click here to listen to Draw some numbers with me

Shapes song

Year group: Reception/P1

Objective: Naming shapes

Click here to listen to the Shapes song

My favourite toy

Year group: Reception/P1

Objective: Using position words including, in, on, under and behind

Click here to listen to My favourite toy