Recapping learning in primary maths

Sian Evans
07th April 2017

Make dull revision lessons a thing of the past with this bumper collection of imaginative resources

Regardless of whether your class are working towards formal examinations, internal tests or simply at the end of a unit of work, taking the time to go over previously taught topics is always a valuable exercise and a great way to deepen understanding. With revision being an alien concept for many young learners, it is especially important to make these sessions engaging and accessible, so that your whole class feel that they can achieve.    

We’ve done the hard work for you by selecting a range of pupil-friendly revision resources, designed to captivate budding mathematicians. For even more inspiration, why not check out our collection of free, quality assured resources centred around the mastery approach to teaching primary maths?

Lesson ideas

  • Counting-to-20 practice
    Ensure that young learners are confident when counting by working through a variety of techniques on this well-structured worksheet.
  • Measurement summary
    Recap length, weight and capacity with this easy-to-use summary, designed to prompt discussion about the most appropriate measurement in certain circumstances. 
  • Chocolate-themed revision
    Stimulate learners’ minds - as well as their tastebuds - in this fun revision lesson, using sweet treats to revise fractions, percentages and probability.
  • Pizza-themed sharing task
    Acting as restaurateurs, pupils use role-play to tackle a set of fraction challenges in which they have to give their customers an equal share. 

Revision lesson on counting to 20

A series of practical activities to support children in learning to count up to 20.
By CIMT

Length, weight and capacity

A summary of standard units used for measuring with questions for the children to discuss. Please leave a comment if you have time!
By sarahunderwood

Smarties Maths Lesson - Revision

Revision of a number of topic areas using Smarties!

You will need to provide some tube of Smarties (if you can get small funsize tubes thats better!). Pupils to explore different areas of maths related to number and data.
By ambowers2

Pizza Party

Keep everyone happy by making enough pizza to give everyone an equal share.
By ChildrensMuseumOfHouston1

Activities and challenges

  • Problem-solving questions
    Ideal for starting each day, these comprehensive booklets are packed full of quick questions, complete with answers, on a range to topics.
  • Times tables talk tasks
    Support pupils as they develop their mathematical language by getting them to explain their reasoning to their peers using these visual prompts.
  • Revision booklet
    Challenge your students to delve into these detailed workbooks and practice a range of essential skills from number and place value to fractions and decimals.
  • Measurement treasure hunt
    Get pupils out of their seats and searching for the treasure by working in pairs or groups to complete a series of thought-provoking questions.

Times tables and skip counting (6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000)

Mathematical discussion is a key element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.

Talk Tasks are a brilliant way of enabling pupils to develop their mathematical language, thinking, understanding and confidence.

This activity explores the concept of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000

• Talk tasks are best completed in mixed attainment pairs, with pupils taking turns to listen and construct arguments
• Emphasis is on discussion rather than the solution, encouraging pupils to use key language and talk in full sentences
• Ask pupils to prove their answers in a variety of ways, using the CPA approach to support mathematical understanding and number sense

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By Mathematics Mastery

Mastery Maths - Autumn Revision Y6

This is a revision booklet used to assess children's ability to answer mastery type questions. This is based on the White Rose Maths Hubs structure.

Number and Place Value
Addition and Subtraction
Multiplication and Division
Fractions and Decimals
By tomgale001

Measure Treasure Hunt

Put up these problems around the room. Pupils can work independently, in pairs or groups to follow the trail. This powerpoint includes the sheets for pupils, the challenge cards and the answers. I used this with my year 6 class but it would also be suitable for years 4 and 5. I apologise for the mistakes in this, the first time that I posted this. I have now corrected them.
By victeach

Games and quizzes

  • Loop number bonds
    Great as a starter activity, this game is dependent on each pupil playing their part as they work together to match up all the cards.
  • Geometry flashcards
    Covering angles, transformations and measurements, as well as 2D and 3D shapes, students can refresh their understanding of every aspect of geometry with their peers. 
  • Place value cards
    This simple matching game, including visual representations and addition sums, recaps a variety of ways in which numbers can be represented.
  • Area and perimeter quiz
    What better way to revise a topic than with a competitive quiz? This multiple-choice booklet allows you to do just that. 

Loop Number Bonds to 20

Good Starter Activity
By ruthl21

Geometry Revision Flashcards - 2D, 3D Shapes.

Geometry flashcards include 2D and 3D shapes, angle facts, metric units of measurement, transformations and area of triangles and quadrilaterals. You can display them on the screen or print them back to back. Every second page is the ‘answer’ or flipside to the odd numbered pages. Hope that makes sense! e.g. on one side it might show a shape and ask you to name it and on the next page it has the shape’s name.
By MrReddyMaths

Place value matching cards

A set of matching cards- representation of 2digit numbers using base 10 equipment, as tens and units and as a 2 digit number. Laminate and use to recap on the value of digits within 2 digit numbers.
By Yarwood10

KS2 (7-11 year olds) Quiz (Area and Perimeter)

General 'Area and Perimeter'&' quiz which includes measuring area, measuring the area of a rectangle and solving word problems involving area. This quiz is to use as an aid to see if pupils have understood the concept of &';Area and Perimeter'. Hope you find it useful.
By jinkydabon

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