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.
2D Shapes - Clipart of 2D shapes.
Castle Shapes - Interactive activities about shapes
Classifying Polygons - Interactive activity where you have to sort out the different polygons.
Classifying Triangles - Interactive activity classifying triangles using a Venn Diagram.
Pentominoes - Interactive activities about pentominoes
Post the Shapes - Interactive game where you have to post the shapes into the correct holes - control activity.
Revision Bite – Shapes - Online fact sheet about shapes from the BBC
Shape and Space Investigation - Interactive investigation for shape and space
Shape Facts - Fact sheet about shape.
Shape Matching - Interactive activity where you need to match up a shape to its shadow - younger children.
Shapes - Interactive activities about shapes from the BBC
Shapes - Interactive activities to explore the properties of 2D and 3D shapes
Shapes Quiz - Interactive revision quiz about shapes
Sorting Polygons - Whiteboard activity for sort polygons
Squares and Rectangles 1 - Interactive activity about the properties of squares and rectangles.
Squares and Rectangles 2 - Interactive activity about the properties of squares and rectangles.
Tangram - Interactive activity to fit different shapes into different locations.
Tangram Game - Interactive tangram game
Tangrams - A chinese puzzle which challenges you to create pictures with shapes. Right hand click to turn shape
Tans - The tangram is an ancient Chinese puzzle made from a large square cut into seven pieces.
Tessellations - Information about tessellations with polygons.
Triangles - Whiteboard activity for sorting triangles
Triangles 1 - Interactive task about triangles - including equilateral triangles.
Triangles 2 - Interactive activity about triangles - including isosceles triangles.
Triangles 3 - Interactive activity about triangles - including right angled triangles.
Venn Diagram - Downloadable interactive activity about placing shapes in a Venn diagram