Pupils are encouraged to continue their learning during the holidays. Research indicates that by the end of the long summer holiday pupils perform, on average, one month behind where they left off in the spring.

Here are some suggestions for activities that will keep children thinking mathematically while having fun and

learning new skills.

Click on an activity to see the resources that are free to use either alone or with parents and friends.

Improve Your Times Tables

If you do nothing else this holiday, practise your ability to recall multiplication facts.

Newspaper Type Puzzles

Here are some online interactive puzzles of the type often seen in newspapers.

Exam Preparation

For those who are preparing for forthcoming mathematics examinations.

Mathematical Magic

Amaze your parents and friends with these Mathamagic tricks that are based on mathematical concepts.

Go On A Maths Adventure

Maths adventure games have been around since the first computers appeared in schools.

Online Board Games

Whether you prefer the top hat or racing car you don't need tokens for online board games.

Develop Your Memory

Being able to memorise figures, names or concepts is an important skill which these activities develop.

Searching For A Strategy

Playing Maths games against parents and friends is always more satisfying with a winning strategy.

Practical Activities

Get the scissors, glue sticks and rulers for some hands-on mathematical tasks.

Computer Games

If your child has a computer, iPad or similar, these games have a mathematical link.

Mathematical Vocabulary

All about the words used in Maths. Keep a dictionary close at hand.

How About A Quiz?

Enjoying a quiz seems to be a popular activity and there's nothing better than a Maths quiz.

Another Point Of View

A selection of illusions followed by an exercise on matching the view to the direction.

Trains, Cars and Boats

Test your driving skills with these dilemmas and tests of skill.

Programs And Codes

Cracking codes and writing computer programs are skills required for these activities.

Amazing Mazes

You can't get physically lost in these mazes but you may be at a loss mentally.

Steady Hand

If you have a steady hand and nerves of steel you may just be able to do these challenges.

Arty Maths

Exercise both sides of your brain and show your artistic side with these beautiful activities.


Mathematical investigations are open-ended and could take quite a long time.

Outside Thinking

Even if the weather is not too good you can find a great deal of Maths outside the classroom.

Need for Speed

Here are three activities that come with a timer. How fast can you do these activities?

More Magic

The magic just keeps on coming, Here are three variations on the magic square theme.


Regular practice makes perfect. Make a habit of doing some number work at the same time each day.

Fab Fun

Maths can be fun and when it is you'll spend more time improving your mathematical ability.

Strategy Games

The more you play these games, the more you will start to develop winning strategies.

Pictures and Patterns

Mathematics embraces patterns and can produce beautiful pictures.

Thinking Games

These thinking games are best played with a friend or family member. You will need to do a lot of thinking!

Favourite Puzzles

Here are some of my favourite puzzles. How many levels can you solve to earn virtual trophies?

Favourite Games

Here are some of my favourite games. Challenge your parents or friends to play.

School Work

Be specific about the work you do so that it closely matches your school curriculum.
Full List Of All Fun Maths Activities

If you find an activity that interests you click on one of the small pictures to go directly to the details of that activity.


Saturday, July 29, 2023

"Here are some maths-related activities that a student might find interesting and worthwhile during the summer holidays:

1. Maths Puzzles: Spend some time with Sudoku, crosswords, or logic puzzles. There are also numerous books and websites dedicated to math puzzles that can help sharpen your problem-solving skills.

2. Coding: Coding is a great way to apply mathematical concepts. Platforms like Scratch or Codecademy can help you learn languages like Python or JavaScript. Coding challenges on sites like Project Euler combine programming and mathematics.

3. Online Maths Courses: Use online learning platforms like Khan Academy, Coursera, or edX to delve deeper into specific math topics you're interested in, or learn new ones that might not be covered in your school curriculum.

4. Maths Competitions: Participate in online math competitions or challenges. Websites like the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) host various competitions that can be fun and challenging.

5. Maths Books: Read books that delve into the beauty and complexity of mathematics. Some recommendations include "The Man Who Knew Infinity" by Robert Kanigel, "Fermat's Enigma" by Simon Singh, or "The Number Devil" by Hans Magnus Enzensberger.

6. Maths Modeling Projects: Choose a real-world phenomenon and try to model it using mathematics. This could be something like predicting the growth of a plant, analysing the population dynamics of a city, or modelling the spread of a disease.

7. Maths in Nature: Explore the presence of math in nature. This could be studying the Fibonacci sequence in flowers, exploring fractals in ferns or trees, or understanding the symmetry in snowflakes.

8. Maths Documentaries: Watch documentaries or Ted Talks that focus on mathematics. This can provide a different perspective and showcase the real-world applications of mathematics.

9. Maths Games: Play math-related games that help reinforce concepts while being fun. Games like chess can help improve strategic thinking and logic skills.

10. Create a Maths Blog/Vlog: Share interesting math facts, concepts or problems you've solved. This can help you consolidate your learning and might also help others.

These activities can not only strengthen maths skills but also foster an appreciation for the subject in a fun and engaging way."


Saturday, July 29, 2023

"Hello, this is Bing. Here are some interesting and worthwhile mathematical activities that a UK Secondary School student could do at home during the long summer holidays:

1. Baking a cake involves measuring and shape

2. Measuring children’s height as they grow is also fun

3. Singing ‘Ten green bottles’ is maths.

4. There is counting and pattern-forming in knitting.

5. The ancient Japanese art of origami is mathematical.

6. Exploring the concepts of probability and percentage with dice, cards, coins or spinners.

7. Practising mental arithmetic skills with online games or apps

8. Creating and solving puzzles or riddles that involve logic, algebra or geometry

9. Investigating the properties of shapes and angles with paper, scissors, ruler and compass.

10. Learning about different number systems, such as binary, hexadecimal or Roman numerals

I hope you find these activities enjoyable and educational. Have fun with maths!"


Saturday, July 29, 2023

"Here are 10 interesting and worthwhile Maths activities that a student could do at home during the long summer holidays:

1. Solve some challenging Maths puzzles. There are many websites and books that offer a variety of Maths puzzles, from simple logic puzzles to more challenging ones that require problem-solving skills.

2. Learn about a new branch of Maths. There are many different branches of Maths, such as algebra, geometry, calculus, and statistics. If you're interested in a particular branch of Maths, you can find books, websites, and online courses that can teach you more about it.

3. Create a Maths project. This could be anything from designing a Maths-themed game to creating a Maths-based piece of art. This is a great way to apply your Maths knowledge in a creative way.

4. Volunteer your Maths skills. There are many organisations that could benefit from your Maths skills, such as local schools, charities, or community centers. You could help tutor students, develop Maths curriculums, or even just help out with administrative tasks.

5. Read Maths books and articles. There are many great Maths books and articles available that can help you learn new things and expand your knowledge of Maths. You can find these at your local library, bookstore, or online.

6. Watch Maths documentaries and videos. There are many great Maths documentaries and videos available that can teach you about different branches of Maths in an engaging way. You can find these on YouTube, Netflix, or other streaming platforms.

7. Play Maths games. There are many great Maths games available that can help you improve your problem-solving skills and learn new concepts. You can find these at your local toy store, online, or even on your phone or tablet.

8. Make a Maths-themed playlist. This is a fun way to listen to music while also learning about Maths. You could create a playlist of songs with mathematical lyrics, or you could find songs that have been inspired by Maths.

9. Start a Maths blog or vlog. This is a great way to share your love of Maths with others. You could write about your favorite Maths topics, share your thoughts on current events in Maths, or even just post interesting Maths facts.

10. Attend a Maths workshop or conference. This is a great way to learn from experts in the field and meet other people who are interested in Maths. There are many different workshops and conferences held throughout the year, so you're sure to find one that interests you.

I hope this gives you some ideas for fun and educational Maths activities to do during the summer holidays."

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