Useful Resources for Maths

Many of these resources were contributed by our 11+ Forum member Guest55, to whom we are most grateful.

General resources

  • QCA Glossary of Maths vocabulary
  • Primary Framework (an outline of the primary curriculum)
  • NRICH enrichment resources for Key Stages 2 & 3
  • Free Rice is an American website that provides online games across several curriculum subjects, including maths, and the concept of donating a grain of rice for every correct answer has huge appeal for children. (N.B. If using it for English practice an adult should spend a few minutes working with the child when they first use the website to point out the variations between US and English spelling, such as the different use of the letter s and z “familiarisation” vs. “familiarization” and the lack of the letter “u” in words such as “favour” and “favor”.)
  • There are a number of useful revision aids for Maths in our Free 11 Plus Practice Papers section.

Key Stage 2 Maths (Years 3 – 6)

  • The Primary Maths Challenge is a national competition for the top 40 percent of children at primary schools. You can download the most recent test paper from the website.
  • Emaths KS2 test papers & mark schemes
  • The BBC KS2 Bitesize maths website features a good range of maths materials to reinforce basic skills.

Key Stage 3 Maths (Year 7 and beyond)

Some of these resources may be helpful in stretching a more able Key Stage 2 child.

  • The UKMT Mathematics Challenge is a national competition aimed at the top 40 percent of the ability range. High scorers qualify for further rounds.
  • Emaths KS3 tests
  • NRICH enrichment resources for Key Stages KS3