Primary School Resources

We intend to continue to populate this page over the coming weeks with some great maths activities, but we do not want to do so alone. Please use the volunteering form to send us any great ideas you have used with children, including any photos for which you have parental permission.

Get Calculating!

These fully resourced Get Calculating lessons from MEI are designed to focus on key aspects of the maths curriculum for Year 6 pupils, whilst also providing an opportunity for them to become familiar with using a calculator. The first lesson is already available and the next will be released during Maths Week England!

How tall is your school building?

  • Here’s how to find out using a single piece of paper! This fun maths video will help children measure the height of any building using just A4 – and some isosceles triangles!

Roadshow Puzzles

The NRICH Roadshow resources are some of our favourite hands-on activities for developing problem-solving skills. As well as being useful in lessons, you may also find them helpful for maths clubs, open evenings and other events you may be running during Maths Week England. The resources each have a printable A4 sheet (A3 is even better) and require some equipment (mostly counters, dice or multi-link). Thanks to the generosity of NRich, we are delighted to share these fantastic roadshow problems with you. They work best printed out and laminated, ready to put out around a hall. We can personally vouch for their awesomeness!

NRICH Posters

Another great idea from NRICH – If you’re looking to raise the profile of Mathematics in your school during Maths Week England then these posters of some of their favourite primary activities could be a simple way to do so. All of the posters are based on rich tasks and have supporting teachers’ resources.

Buchanan’s Brainbusters!

Puzzlemaster Douglas Buchanan has kindly allowed some of his puzzles to be used by schools during Maths Week. Check them out and download a copy of the pdf here. Depending on your computer’s settings, it may download directly into your downloads folder.

Yohaku Puzzles

These original puzzles sound like they are from Japan but were actually invented in England by Michael Jacobs, He has kindly created some free puzzles especially for Maths Week. Download the puzzles for Years 1 to 3 here and for Years 4 to 6 here.

MyMaths and Numicon

Oxford University Press have provided some free sample worksheets around symmetry and multiplication tables. Download them here. Note that the file size is quite large so they come as a single zip file.

Primary Quiz Questions

Why not take part in the free puzzle competition and win a huge prize for your school? Download the files from this page to take part – all ages from Reception to Year 6 have their own set of questions.

BBC Teach

Do check out BBCTeach, who have a page of primary and secondary links here. They are also promoting Maths Week in their newsletter, so watch out for that!