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Maths Home Learning Activities

This page contains links to a wide range of free activities and resources to support maths learning at home, including:

  • Maths Challenges created by the Cambs Maths Team
  • Interactive lessons from BBC Bitesize, Oak National Academy and more
  • Maths games
  • Problem solving activities and investigations
  • National Numeracy Day activities and resources
  • Activity packs for you to download and complete at home
  • Free apps to support maths learning
  • Extra resources for adults, including the Maths At Home Guide

Our Maths At Home Guide for parents and carers is a resource containing information and ideas about how you can support your child's maths learning at home. You can download it below for free.

Maths At Home Guide for Parents and Carers

Maths at Home parents v4
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Mathematical Challenges from the Cambs Maths Team

The Cambridgeshire Maths Team has created a fantastic range of maths challenges for you to try at home

Indoor and Outdoor Maths Challenges - Each challenge contains 20 different activities for your children to try:

The Mathematical Mansion is a tricky digital challenge that we have created, designed for older primary-age children, with a selection of maths problems set in different rooms of a large house. Children can visit rooms in any order and then check their answers with the answer sheet after. Download the resources at the bottom of the page.

The Mathematical Museum, for children aged 7-10, challenges children to answer a range of interesting problems about different exhibits in the museum. Questions can be solved in any order and solutions can be checked with the answer sheet provided. Download the challenge and answer sheet at the bottom of the page.

The Mathematical Zoo is a challenge for children aged 6-8 years old and their families. Children answer maths questions and solve problems based around the animals in the zoo. Download the challenge and answer sheet at the bottom of the page.

Escape the Island 1- This awesome adventure challenge is ideal for children in lower key stage 2. The aim is to use your maths skills to Escape the Island! Download the challenge and the answers below.

Escape the Island Extreme - If the original Escape the Island challenge isn't hard enough for you, then try this extreme edition! Put your maths skills to the test and try to Escape the Island! Download the challenge and the answers below.

Fairground Fun 1 - Fairground Fun 1 involves a series of fairground themed mathematical challenges for children to complete on their own or with their families. These challenges are designed for children in Key Stage 1. Download the challenge and the answers below.

Fairground Fun 2 - Fairground Fun 2 involves a series of more complex fairground themed mathematical challenges for children to complete on their own or with their families. These challenges have been designed for children in Years 3 and 4, but could also be attempted by older or younger children. Download the challenge and the answers below.

Numbers and Letters in Art Challenges - Get creative with numbers and letters with this series of artistic challenges from the Cambs Maths Team. Download and print the challenge and have fun!

Card Games - Using playing cards can be a fun way to practise maths facts. Download this guide for some family-friendly card games ideas.

Transition for Year 6

MEI Calculator Challenge helps children to prepare for secondary school with some fun calculator challenges. Visit https://mei.org.uk/Primary-KS2-3-Transition to find out about this year's challenge and to download resources from 2019.

More Challenges

You can find more exciting and interesting challenges for children to try at home here: https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning/challenges including indoor and outdoor challenges, as well as Maths Trail At Home challenges, for children in key stages 1 and 2.

In the video below, Tracey (a Maths Adviser) shares her recommended activities that you can find on the Home Learning Hub.

Mathematical Vocabulary

If you are unsure which mathematical words are introduced to children in each year group, Andrew Jeffrey has created a free guide which you can download here: https://sendibble.com/UserPDFFiles/395a124d-851d-432d-a967-bc76ee41922b/1436/Primary Vocabulary.pdf

You can find a glossary of these words and more on the NCETM website here: https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/42990#glossary

Mathematical Challenge Resources

The Mathematical Mansion (v2)
Size: 1.21MBFile format: pdf
The Mathematical Mansion answer sheet
Size: 412KBFile format: pdf
The Mathematical Zoo
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The Mathematical Zoo answer sheet
Size: 524KBFile format: pdf
The Mathematical Museum
Size: 1.01MBFile format: pdf
The Mathematical Museum answer sheet
Size: 428KBFile format: pdf
Escape the Island Level 1
Size: 2.81MBFile format: pdf
Escape the Island Level 1 - Answers
Size: 419KBFile format: pdf
Escape the Island Extreme
Size: 2.81MBFile format: pdf
Escape the Island Extreme - Answers
Size: 427KBFile format: pdf
Fairground Fun 1 - Answers
Size: 415KBFile format: pdf
Fairground Fun 2 - Answers
Size: 426KBFile format: pdf
Fairground Fun Maths Challenge 1
Size: 1.51MBFile format: pdf
Fairground Fun Maths Challenge 2
Size: 1.15MBFile format: pdf

More Useful Resources

Numicon printable
Size: 555KBFile format: pdf

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