Engaging games for primary maths

Take your pick from this comprehensive collection of primary maths games, designed to keep pupils engaged while recapping key topics

Tes Resources Team

Primary Students Engaging In Maths Games

Keep learners smiling as they check understanding and develop key skills using these fun activities

Whether pupils need a new way to practise fundamental topics or a fresh approach to a concept they're struggling with, there are many ways to consolidate and develop children's learning in maths. With this hand-picked collection of games resources, designed to both educate and entertain, we've got you covered.

EYFS/KS1 resources

Maths Games
Loz12

Maths Games

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Fun maths games that help your students practice basic number facts.
Garden friends maths games
Ibuzzybea

Garden friends maths games

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A resource consisting of a range of bugs, flowers and leaves. For a range of games relating to colour matching, ordinal number, matching quantity to numeral and simple addition.
Addition - 'Boxes' game adding single digits
Labrown20

Addition - 'Boxes' game adding single digits

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This game is like a game I played when I was little. Two players take it in turn to join two dots together and then gradually as the grid gets full with lines boxes can be formed. The one who completes a box gets that score and another go. The winner is the one with the largest scores at the end.
Jack and the Beanstalk Maths Game
bevevans22

Jack and the Beanstalk Maths Game

(78)
Maths Game pdf with simple instructions. Children move around the board following simple maths instructions to add or subtract leaves from their beanstalk boards. Game board should be printed out A3 or blown up to that size. Beanstalk boards are A4. Full instructions included. All text and num...

KS2 resources

Connect 5!  Times table game
mrspomme

Connect 5! Times table game

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In the style of connect 4 the children must connect 5 numbers to win. They 'win&' a number by stating the correct times table calculation with that answer. Full instructions are included in the file. Works best when game boards can be printed and laminated for reuse - good as a lesson starter...
Percentages to Decimals Matching Pairs Game
John Hudson

Percentages to Decimals Matching Pairs Game

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A fun competitive interactive whiteboard game in which two teams take it in turns to match percentages, decimals and fractions. The game keeps score and has a built in timer in the event of a draw. This game won a Microsoft innovation award. [A creator version is available to buy to make your o...
Equivalent Fractions Game
Owen134866

Equivalent Fractions Game

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Pupils roll dice and simplify the fractions they get on the grid, with the person with the biggest fraction getting a point. I usually play 10 rounds and then pupils move round and play someone else. They can also discuss at the end whether the game was fair and how to determine whether it was or wa...
Negative Numbers Board Game
ellen1208

Negative Numbers Board Game

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This is a board game i created to consolidate learning after a few lessons on negative numbers. When used with the children they seemed to enjoy this and liked a challenge. Because of this challenge aspect i then told the children if they got an answer right they got a point and whoever had the m...
Maths Games powerpoint
Daniel Burke

Maths Games powerpoint

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Several wipeout grids covering the following topics: - Factors - Multiples - Prime Numbers - Square numbers - Triangle numbers Pupils have to identify the 7 correct numbers from the incorrect answers.
Maths: Division Board Game
baldwj

Maths: Division Board Game

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Suitable for paired work or bigger. Can be printed onto A3. Give each learner a counter and allow them to play. Great starter or plenary.
Coordinate Battleships Game (Differentiated)
Miss-Becky

Coordinate Battleships Game (Differentiated)

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A self-contained game to be played in pairs. Use to revise reading coordinates on a grid. Best played once coordinates have already been introduced, as a consolidating activity. Differentiated versions of the game within this pack, including use of the first quadrant only, as well as all f...