Maths Activities

Doubling Cards

Description: Doubling Cards is a fun way for pupils to practise their mental arithmetic, either by doubling or halving numbers.

Learning Outcomes: Pupils will be able to mentally double and halves simple numbers without use of calculators.

Bigger or Smaller than Half

Description: Fractions can be quite daunting for some students, so this game has been devised to help them recognise the value of fractions in a fun way and to have a better understanding of how fractions represent a part of a whole. 

Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to work out whether a fraction is more or less than a half.


More or Less (10-100)

Description: Pupils need practice learning the value of numbers up to 100 and in this activity they have the fun of playing connect four while remembering if a number is more or less than another. Playing will also help develop the pupils vocabulary and their ability to work collaboratively.

Learning Outcomes: Pupils will be able to identify a number is more or less than another number as well as improve their vocabulary.


Description: In daily life we are always working out the probability of certain events happening or not. Playing probability connect four will give pupils practise as calculating their chances of picking different coloured cards from different combinations.

Learning Outcomes: Pupils will have practised working out the probability and chance of picking specific cards out of ten.

Regular Polygons

 Description: Pupils learn the characteristics of regular polygons while they are studying geometry. In this game they can practise matching the shapes and their angles to the descriptions on the Game Board while playing Connect Four.

Learning Outcomes: Pupils will be able to recall the characteristics of regular polygons.

Perfect Paint Palette

Description: Mixing paint to get the right colours in the right quantity is a fun way for pupils to practise ratio. We have used the styles of various famous artists as well as giving pupils the opportunity to mix the paint for their own masterpiece. A great combination of Maths and Art.

Learning Outcomes: Pupils will be able to work out the ratio of colours that are needed to make a specific colour.

Battle for Angle Forest

 Description: Estimating and comparing are two important components of maths and in this activity the pupils look at the angle presented and decide if they are more or less than the angles on the Game Board. At the same time, they can also play collaboratively building up the story of Angle Forest to see if they can save it from destruction. 

Learning Outcomes: Pupils will know if the angle they see are more or less than obtuse,acute, reflex, right angles or straight line angles.

Number Balance

Description: Balancing the weights of various monsters to win battles is a fun way for students to practise making up equal amounts. If a werewolf weighs 18 kilos how many other monsters are needed to make up that weight?

Learning Outcomes: Pupils will have practised their mental arithmetic and will be able to compare and balance numbers / weights.


Shape Monsters

Description: The ability to identify and label shapes is fundamental in mathematics, and useful in many other subject areas. In this activity students can practise labelling and identifying various geometric shapes.

Learning Outcomes:  Students will be able to name and identify different geometric shapes.



Description: This activity gives students an opportunity to practise their mathematical vocabulary. In an enjoyable context, students are asked to draw and describe a series of geometric shapes to their partners, who then have to transform the descriptions into visual representations.

Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to describe various geometric shapes. They will also have used creativity and practised their general vocabulary / communicative skills.


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