KS2 Maths is an important core subject in the National Curriculum and this area of the website covers all the major aspects of the curriculum including numbers, calculations, problems and measures. Each subject area is designed to help children develop their knowledge, whether they are learning in a classroom or home schooling environment.
At Key Stage 2 children are encouraged to engage in mental and oral work for their mathematics so this KS2 Maths area includes a collection of interactive activities to help develop both mental and oral skills.
A key requirement of KS2 Maths is the understanding of the Number and the Number System which includes counting, estimating & rounding, fractions, decimals & percentages, number patterns & sequences and place value & ordering. Within the Number and the Number System section children are able to practice their calculations in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The interactive activities help children to practice using a variety of calculation methods by encouraging the use of written calculation methods, mental calculations and using a calculator.
The KS2 Maths section also has a problem solving area to help children further develop their problem solving skills using numbers, money, measures and shape and space. There are many activities to help children test their knowledge, including a variety of problems using money in ‘real life´ situations.
The Measures area of the KS2 Maths section helps children to enhance their knowledge of length, mass & capacity, time, area and perimeter. The Shape and Space area includes useful information and activities relating to position and movement, 2D shapes, 3D shapes, symmetry, angles, co-ordinates and sorting.
Children are also able to learn about handling data through a number of activities based on interpreting and organising data as well as a section on probability.
The resources and activities in the KS2 Maths section are in an interactive, online, or printable format that brings a differing dynamic to the subject for children studying at Key Stage 2.
Boat Rescue - Interactive activity where you have to save the drowning people using instructions.
Compass Point Shapes - Interactive activity to use the eight compass points to draw shapes
Compass Points - Interactive activity to learn the four compass points
Compass Points 2 - Interactive activity to learn the eight compass points
Cool Maths - Maths information and interactive activities.
Hard Maze - Print and do maze activity ranging from easy to hard.
Herring Illusions - A visual illusion for you to work out.
Hexagon Puzzle - Interactive activity about hexagons.
Maths Sphere - Maths magazine with worksheets to download.
Moving Lines - A visual illusion for you to work out.
Pioneer Plane - Interactive activities about the Pioneer plane.
Poggendorf Illusions - Spot what is hidden behind the illusion.
Post the Shapes - Interactive activity about transformations
Rebuild the Pyramid - Rebuild the pyramid, looks simple but is incredibly hard.
Reflection - Printable activity to complete the reflective pattern
Reflective Shapes - Printable activity to complete the reflection of a shape
Revision Bite – Transformation - Online fact sheet about transformation from the BBC
Rotation - Printable activity to sketch the shapes after a rotation
Rubiks Cube - Solve this interactive Rubiks cube.
Shape Shifter - An excellent activity in which you have to use the shapes to fit in the animal shadow.
Super Slugger - Interesting site in which you see how you can get a home run by adjusting different elements.
Symmetrical Numbers - Investigate nubers that have symmetry.
Symmetry - Interactive task about shapes that are symmetrical.
Tangram - Interactive activity to fit different shapes into different locations.
Tessellate this - Interactive activities about tessellation
Titchener Illusions - Lots of different illusions to view.
Transformation - Interactive activities about transformation from the BBC
Transformation Quiz - Interactive revision quiz about transformation
Translating Shapes - Printable activity to sketch the shapes after a translation
Translation - A printable activity to sketch the shapes after two translations
Two Grey Steps - Work out this illusion - whats behind it.
Zollner Illusions - Look closely at the illusion on this site.