No matter the age of a child, games will make learning fun for everyone. Including games into your lesson plans will provide your students with interesting ways of learning and will provide you with a break from orating to your class.
We know it can be difficult to find suitable resources to assist you in teaching your students, so we’ve put together a comprehensive list of maths games for every age group for you to use with an interactive display.
As classroom technology experts, especially in lesson delivery software, we’re here to help you create the most fun and educational lesson plans you can, no matter what Key Stage you teach.
Maths games for KS1
During Key Stage 1, children are at the foundation stages of their learning, discovering the world around them and how it all works together. You play an instrumental role in shaping each child’s school experience at this stage so why not make it a memorable experience by using games in your lesson plans to teach them the basics of maths.
These exciting maths mosaics will help children to practise adding and subtracting with numbers to 20 and using the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. As the calculations are solved, children colour in the grid to reveal the hidden rainforest animal. Add an extra element to your lesson plans and ask them to research one interesting fact about the animal they uncover!
The elite team of Karate Cats have completed their training and are now competing to be maths champions, and they need your help! Complete challenges and a range of questions on key maths topics like:
- Addition and subtraction
- Multiplication and division
- Number and place value
- Position and direction
For your younger students, this easy and simple counting game will introduce them to basic mathematical skills. In this educational game, children will be able to join Bud the bee, explore his magical garden and practise recognising numbers, counting, sequencing and much more!
Maths games for KS2
As children get a little older and make their way through to Key Stage 2, they are learning more about maths in everyday life and how to do more complicated calculations as they prepare to make the jump into high school.
Help Gerald match halves of snowflakes together in this interactive game that teaches students about symmetry and repeating patterns.
With a set of new exciting maths challenges each week, Mathematica needs the help of your Guardians to keep back the forces of evil. Once you’ve chosen your character you need to add, subtract, divide and multiply your way to victory through 10 different KS2 maths topics from the Mysterious Mountains of Multiplication to the Deadly Sea of Shapes.
Aid your 9-10 year olds in learning about percentages as fractions and decimals with this interactive teaching pack from Twinkl. Using visual representation and easy to understand language, children will gain a fluency in understanding the relationship between percentages, fractions and decimals.
A great way to help Year 6 children reinforce their knowledge on fractions is to use this set of differentiated adding fractions worksheets. You can use them in class to test your students on a range of different skills to do with fractions.
Maths games for KS3
Parents and teachers know the jump from KS2 to KS3 can be very daunting for some pupils, so why not help make the transition more fun with a range of educational maths games to help them along the way.
Each pupil is given an activity pack that contains a range of clues for them to solve. After they have solved each clue, they will receive a 4-digit code. Once they have found the code for both locks, after answering a range of challenging maths questions,then they can escape the classroom!
Perfect for younger students of KS3, complete a number of negative equations to direct your miner through tunnels and collect coins, all to save the village! This maths game is perfect for individual players or an interactive whiteboard and the whole class.
Get the whole class involved with this fun game by creating a racetrack game board that’s displayed on your interactive whiteboard. Students must answer questions to move around the board and progress. You can tailor this to whatever you’re currently teaching in your Maths classes and change the difficulty level easily to suit the national curriculum.
Maths games for KS4
Give your students who are about to take their GCSEs a more engaging maths lesson with interactive quizzes and games. Often taking in more complex information in a more fun and creative way can help the students to remember the information better.
Make use of this complete resource centre on Quizlet, packed full of activities for GCSE maths revision your students will love. From topics like algebra to geometry, no matter the exam board you use, there will be curriculum-aligned study sets and learning activities perfect for your classroom.
Use these worksheets to capture students’ excitement for maths and statistics as much as they get excited for Wimbledon. This tennis themed worksheet includes questions on scatter graphs, time series graphs, pie charts and averages to challenge your students on some of the more complex mathematical knowledge of the national curriculum.
Use games to improve your Maths outcomes with Promethean
Keeping students involved in the learning process is important, regardless of your teaching style. When your students come to a classroom and feel like an active participant, it’s only going to help. Promethean creates world-leading interactive displays, often referred to as interactive whiteboards, designed with the classroom in mind. Not only that, but we set the standard on educational software to help you get the most out of your smart technology.
Interested in learning more? Visit the virtual demo page to request a live demo of the Promethean ActivPanel interactive display.
If you’re looking for more educational and interactive games for KS1, KS2 and KS3, check out our ultimate guides below for all national curriculum subjects: