## You will be amazed with what happens when kids play this times tables game! — 29/10/2014

Times tables games for kids This is a great way to get pupils to practice their times tables and become more fluent in their understanding and recall of times tables facts. The game is very simple and just requires a 10 x 10 grid and two dice. As well as a times tables practice the [...]

## How about creating an exciting start to a Maths lesson using a football penalty shoot out! GOOOOAAALLL! — 14/06/2014

All credit goes to math-play.com who created these great resources. I used the games below with a low ability group to celebrate the start of the recent world cup and it went down a treat. A great atmosphere was created at the start of the lesson as learners answered Maths questions on solving equations and adding [...]

## Top Tips to find Great Maths Resources online! Useful Advice! — 25/05/2014

Guestblogger:  @cincottapeter I’ve just had my 50th birthday and I am completing my 26th year in the education field.  The differences between today and when I began teaching are certainly many.  One of these is the vast amount of great math resources available to teachers online.  Of course, along with the “great” resources, there are [...]

Guest Blogger: @WizenWorld WizenWorld is a free math adventure game for 3rd to 8th graders. This Zelda-style game requires students to explore exciting new worlds, and use their math skills to defeat the bad guys. Check out their promo video. The game maintains a strong focus on education, and provides detailed step-by-step hints to help students [...]

## OMG! This is probably the best way to get your kids to practice their Maths times tables! Flappy Maths! — 15/04/2014

Math Game I came across this on twitter and had to post it on the site! I will put my hands up and admit that I was addicted to flappy birds for a week or two (Highest score 98). So when I found this adaptation from Mathster to help get kids to learn their times [...]

## Have you seen these two Innovative FREE online games to support maths at EYFS & KS1? — 09/02/2014

Guest Blogger: Chris Dunn @ShrekTheTeacher Having struggled to find any maths games that children go back to again and again, I have created two myself that I hope will make a difference… I have focussed on recognising numerals, matching them with quantities, and ordering…skills that take plenty of practise! The games use very simple on screen [...]

## The addictive way to past your time! Pop bubble wrap as a reward at the end of a lesson! — 24/12/2013

Popping and playing with bubble wrap is a popular past time for many and this is an addictive resource that will keep you busy for hours and hours! Why not use this as a reward at the end of a lesson on the interactive whiteboard. Try click on the fresh sheet option and listen to [...]

## Shoot the shape game to identifying common 2D geometric shapes, simple but addictive! — 08/12/2013

This is another simple but addictive game created by flashmaths.co.uk This would make a great starter or plenary in a lesson. You could even get learners to play this as a starter in a lesson in an ICT suite. Please leave your comments on how you used the resource below. How to play: “You have [...]

## Do not forget to use this memory game during your festive lessons, treemendous! — 08/12/2013

Thanks to flashmaths.co.uk for another great resource that you can use during your festive lessons! It is brilliant little starter or plenary to develop memory skills. You can use this in a computer room or bring this up on the interactive whiteboard. “The rules for this game are simple, click the Christmas tree baubles in [...]

## Have you seen this Virtual Math ToyBox? Mathbreakers! — 01/11/2013

What if all of mathematics, from counting to Calculus, could be represented in a cohesive, fun, action-packed world? That’s exactly what we’ve set out to do with our first title, Mathbreakers! In our world, players can smash, chop, and combine numbers with a variety of tools and gadgets. There are number monsters, spatial logic puzzles, [...]

## Such a simple addition and subtraction game but yet so effective at improving Addition and Subtraction! Warning: Addictive! — 28/10/2013

Online Math Games The use of Math games are proving to be a hit in educational environments across the globe. Teachers and parents are finding that the use of Math games is a way in which you can get your learners to get highly engaged with their mathematical learning. Motivation is key in Maths and [...]

## Probably the “flashiest” way to practice and help the learning of times tables, fun fun fun! — 22/10/2013

Learning Times Tables This is another great resource from flashmaths.co.uk that I have used to get learners to learn times tables. I use this as a starter in a lesson or in a ICT suite and hold competitions to who can get the highest score over a period of time and across different times tables. [...]

## A great game you will never forget to help develop memory skills! Blind Noughts and Crosses! — 22/10/2013

Blind Noughts and Crosses is a great game that can be used to develop learners’ memory. It can be used as a starter or plenary to any lesson and can be played in many different ways. I have found that with low ability groups memory retention is always a big issue in lessons and getting [...]

## I bet you can not beat the highest score, #whackthegove! — 07/10/2013

Sorry Mister Gove, just a little bit of harmless fun!! Make sure you post your highest score below or tweet it to @magicalmaths I bet you can not beat the highest score, whack the Gove!

## Practice Makes Perfect! Math On Track — 30/07/2013

Practice makes perfect! Ask any sports person. Practice re-enforces concepts, decreases reaction time and improves confidence. The feeling of “I have done this before” is a powerful one. The tenet applies as much to basic math as it does to sports. So the solution is easy – get kids to practice their basic math until [...]