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.

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