Maths resources

This page aims to provide a range of resources to support teachers in the classroom as well as parents at home.


Famous Historical Mathematicians

Download our Famous Historical Mathematicians picture quiz and see how much you know.


Mathematical Trickery

An activity where KS3 students learn how a range of card tricks and number puzzles rely on mathematics to work.


Maths in Real Life - Classroom Challenge

8 activities for KS3 pupils which relate to maths in the real world.


Paper Imagination

Activity for KS3 students that involves constructing several of the platonic solids using paper folding and gives the opportunity to investigate their mathematical properties.


Air Miles

an activity can be run with KS4 or KS5 students and takes around 30-40 minutes. It reinforces curriculum topics from some GCSE schedules and from Decision Maths modules in KS5.



An activity for KS4 students which involves making paper representations of fractals (a topic not usually introduced until university) and gives the opportunity to investigate some of their mathematical properties.


Cryptic Challenge

An activity for able KS3 or KS4 students. The format is a quiz, where in each round teams have to solve a different type of code or cipher.


The Golden Curve

An activity for KS3 students around Level 5 using decimal numbers, predicting the next term of a sequence and seeing that this sequence can relate to a geometrical picture.


Set of three worksheets

Three Jugs / Tower of Hanoi / Spot the shape


Other sites offering teaching resources:

The Manual of Mathematical Magic
Mathematics and magic may seem a strange combination, but many of the most powerful magical effects performed today have a mathematical basis. The Manual of Mathematical Magic is packed full of magical miracles to impress and entertain your friends.

Babylonian Maths
A free online multimedia resource pack created by the University of Cambridge's Millennium Mathematics Project for the Key Stage 2/3 transition shows how we can find out about an ancient civilisation through the objects they left behind.

Mathematical Moments
A series of posters that promote appreciation and understanding of the role mathematics plays in science, nature, technology and human culture.

The Futures Channel
A website containing lots of mathematics and other sciences teaching resources, including many video files.

An online maths club for students, publishing free enrichment resources for pupils of all ages such as problems, articles and games. There are also discussion forums for pupils, teachers and parents, teacher notes and solutions, and outreach activities. You can even search for material by curriculum links.

Mathcentre -resources for students
Mathematics support materials, free of charge, to students, lecturers and everyone looking for post-16 maths help.

Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM)
The ATM is a registered charity and was set up to encourage the development of mathematics education such that it is more closely related to the needs of the learner. The site is large and packed with useful resources, links and news for maths teachers.

Bridge - Ocean science
A website listing the best marine education resources.

Space weather mathematics
A page on the Mathematics of space weather from NASA.

Learn about O.R.
A great website about operational research, offered by the O.R. Society

Maths through culture
Mathematics and hip-hop? Many cultural designs are based on mathematical principles.

MOTIVATE is a videoconferencing project linking professional mathematicians with primary and secondary schools throughout the UK and overseas. Your class can either be a part of one of the video conferences, or just use the excellent project resources available on the websites.

The MacTutor History of Mathematics
An enormous historical resource about mathematicians, with brief biographies and descriptions of their most important work.

Bloodhound SSC
The BLOODHOUND Education Programme will be available to all pupils from primary and secondary schools, and to students in further and higher education.

This section of the NRICH website provides a wide range of free problems, articles and guidance for A-level science students and anyone thinking of studying science, engineering or applied mathematics at university.

Discover Engineering
Discover Engineering provides a gateway to hundreds of brilliant websites for young engineers. Here you will find everything you need to know about how to become an engineer.

Engaging Places
A comprehensive guide created to help schools teach by using the buildings and places around them.

A-level maths resources for teachers and students.

This site offers a large number of exciting interactive activities for pupils (access to a browser will be needed).

Cut the Knot
This site is aimed for teachers, parents and students and offers a large number of interactive mathematics miscellany and puzzles, often accompanied by Java illustrations.

BBC's Skillswise maths resources
In this website you will find activities for students and material for teachers / parents. Although it is aimed at younger children than 11, it could be very useful for older students who haven't quite grasped the basics and are feeling 'lost' in the classroom environment.

Mr Barton Maths
A treasure trove of free maths resources for pupils, teachers and parents.

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of Here!
A science dialogue event where school students talk to real scientists online for two weeks. It’s in the form of an X Factor style competition between scientists, who compete for a prize of £500.

Cre8ate Maths
This website offers many resources, which are free to download. Some resources require you to register with the website before you can download.

Tomorrow's Engineers
Engineering-related classroom and careers support.

Online Converter
Convert mass/weights including kilograms, ounces, pounds, stones, tons and other units.

Do you know what's good for you?
A Plus magazine project looking at the role of mathematics and statistics in the biomedical sciences. In-depth articles, podcasts and classroom activities explore issues around the maths of infectious diseases, evidence-based medicine, genetics and maths in medical research.

Millennium Mathematics Project online activities
Free online activities and articles exploring maths and science in the context of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Free educational videos and resources for professional development.

Schools World TV
This site hosts the archive of videos from Teachers TV, and lots more.

Constructing our lives: the mathematics of engineering, by Plus Magazine
Articles and podcasts on engineering, directly from the engineers themselves.

The NCETM ‘essentials’ collection: Guiding you to the right solution
The NCETM online resources number many thousands of pages. It can sometimes be a little daunting to find exactly what you want and often useful sources of information or discussion can be missed. These guidance pages are the NCETM ‘essentials’ – pointing the way to solutions to frequently asked questions.

Learn and Teach Statistics and Operations Research
A website giving great advice on teaching statistics and OR.

Gocrackers (Tutor & Advisor Resources)
Ideas, activities and lesson plans to help teachers encourage young people discover the exciting world of STEM study.

Maths Worksheets Land
Free math worksheets for all ages.

Maths on Screen
Maths on Screen is a brand new company working in association with Maths Inspiration, which has delivered inspiring, fun and educational maths lectures to over 100,000 students since 2004. For the first time ever, and in response to demand from teachers and parents, the latest shows, specially for students aged 13-16, have been filmed for release on DVD.


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