Mental Maths (3rd-6th)
All children have their mental maths books with them. Completing a page of this every day is a really quick and easy way to revise maths and keep their maths brains switched on.
Mangahigh have reactivated all accounts so the children should all now have full access to these using the log ins they had previously (username – first name and initial of second name e.g. SarahR and password is maths and school ID is 407029) There are lots of fun and interactive games on this site. Coding has been added for 1st-6th class. www.mangahigh.com
This website is AMAZING for fun learning games in maths, and they cover other subjects too. Make sure to select Euro if you’re playing a money game. www.topmarks.co.uk
There are lots of fun ways of practising your tables including online games, card games, loop card games (on Twinkl) and skipping games. Playing Countdown, Hit the Button or Daily 10 on Topmarks are good ways to put your tables skills to the test! 1st-2nd addition and subtraction tables. 3rd-6th multiplication and division tables.
Watch Number Blocks on YouTube to explore Number. Junior Infants explore numbers 1-5. Senior Infants explore number 0-10.
Building with lego is a good way for children to explore shape and space and to develop problem-solving skills. They can make cubes and cuboids, work out the area or perimeter of their lego buildings etc. Search for Lego on http://www.mykidstime.com if the writing is too small to see below. You might spend a few days on one challenge. You could make up your own Lego challenge and share with your friends.
There are some great maths games and tricks on the maths week website. Check it out here:
Other fun maths activities
Board Games – There are a lot of great board games with mathematical thinking. Monopoly, Snakes & Ladders, Cranium etc.
Cards – Playing cards is a fun family activity and a great chance for the children to practice maths skills. Solitaire is a great single-player game.
Counting games – e.g. count while skipping, bouncing a ball, throwing a ball against a wall etc. Older children can count in 2s, 4s, 5s, etc.
Baking- this is a great way for children to practice weight and capacity- helping to measure out what they need for the recipe. Older children could try altering a recipe to feed 12 instead of 6 etc.
Patterns (Infants – 3rd) – The children can make patterns using materials around the house, or with chalk outside or on paper or online.
Symmetry – the children can experiment with symmetry by painting one side of a page and folding it over to print the other side or by making butterflies.