Amaze all of the students in your class with these mathematical tricks. A nice way to start or end a lesson.
You will be amazed when you see what can be done with paper and a pair of scissors!
An interesting activity. Can you come up with a good strategy because we have not been able to?
Play this team game to guess the mathematical word from the clues. A fun game which promotes learning.
Un-jumble the mixed up Maths words. A new set of anagrams each time the page is loaded.
Whether it be noughts and crosses or Nim, playing games can be fun while improving your thinking skills.
"I am 692, who is 23 x 12 ?" Everyone in the class gets involved. Here are the cards you'll need.
Learn Maths from paper folding. It's easy to do, produces fantastic displays and teaches angle facts.
Brighten up your Maths lesson with this collections of mathematical jokes. Let us know if we've missed out your favourite.
Arrange the matches to form four squares instead of five. Think laterally and you'll eventually get it.
Really get involved in Maths by becoming part of it.
A calming, relaxing and creative activity producing beautiful results.
An adictive game requiring a good estimation of time, speed and distance.
Collect items which have a mathematical connection. An outdoor activity.
How well can you whisper a mathematical phrase? This is an old party game with a mathematical twist.
Say what you see! Work out the mathematical words from the picture clues.
Use the pieces of the tangram puzzle to fit into the outlines provided.
Shoot the cats onto the shelves to form number sequences.
Have some fun looking at the mystic aspect of numbers.
Colour in maps and patterns using no more than four colours.
Online GamesPlay these games online to have fun while developing your mathematical skills. There are one-player, two-or-more-player and even whole class games. |
Maths RiddlesThink outside the box to solve these mathematical riddles. Sometimes things aren't what they seem. |
Outdoor MathsThe world is your classroom (if the weather is nice). Enjoy your environment and find the mathematics |
A game involving mental arithmetic and strategy for two players or one player against the computer.
A memory game to be projected to help the whole class revise the circle angle theorems.
Divide the grid into rectangular pieces so that the area of each piece is the same as the number it contains.
The classic dots and boxes game with the addition of some positive and negative numbers which determine your score.
A memory game to be projected to help the whole class revise the names for the parts of a circle.
A different way to complete a Sudoku puzzle with clues available at every stage.
A slide presentation showing techniques for cracking simple codes and ciphers.
How close can you get to the target by making a calculation out of the five numbers given?
Choose your own numbers for your bingo card. The caller uses two dice and adds the numbers together.
A fun game requiring you to find numbers which add up to the target number as quickly as possible.
Arrange the dominoes in seven squares. The number of dots along each side of the square must be equal to the number in the middle.
You will need to be quick on the draw to shoot all of the numbers except the square numbers.
An online board game for two players involving prime and square numbers and making choices.
Lists of fun activities suitable for the last week of Term.
Play a round of golf using your estimation skills rather than golf clubs.
A strategy game. Play against the computer to select three numbers that add up to 15.
The digital version of the popular fizz buzz game. Press the buzzers if they are factors of the counter.
This game for one or two players is an exciting challenge to demonstrate an understanding of factors and multiples.
Follow the precise instructions to create the ever-growing fractal mosaic pattern.
The traditional pairs or Pelmanism game adapted to test knowledge of simple fractions and their equivalent decimals.
A memory game to be projected to help the whole class recognise basic fractions.
An interactive online activity requiring logical thinking and a certain amount of luck to place the digits on the correct side of the inequality sign.
The teacher is in charge of the order in which the numbered cards are revealed. Pupils have to decide where to put them!
Choose the amount of liquid from each bottle needed to make the watermelon grow as big as possible.
The hardest multiplication facts (according to Transum research) are presented in the form of pairs games.
An animated distance time graph to be viewed while a student interprets the graph and comments on the race that produced the graph.
A racing game for two players in which they use vectors to control the movement of their cars.
An exciting and thought-provoking number placing game for two players or one player versus the computer.
Say what you see! Work out the mathematical words from the picture clues.
The traditional pairs or Pelmanism game requiring the ability to recognise some of the great mathematicians.
A game of buying and selling property with maths questions thrown in for good measure.
This application will pick the bingo numbers for you and present each of the numbers as a mathematical expression.
Investigate this amazing mind reading performance based on simple mathematical principles.
Each visitor to this page has a unique maze constructed for them to find their way through answering mathematical questions on the way.
Find where the mines are hidden without stepping on one.
A Misfit is a character with a head, body and legs. How many different Misfits can you create?
If '7 D in a W' stands for 7 days in a week, what do you think these mystery numbers are?
Nim is a mathematical game of strategy in which two players take turns removing objects from groups of objects.
A lively numeracy game requiring you to align three numbers to create the given target sum or product.
A poem about the numbers one to nine. Just for fun can you make up a last line for each verse?
Create curves with straight lines using this online alternative to needle and thread.
Let the psychic read the cards and magically reveal the number you have secretly chosen. What is the mathematics that makes this trick work?
An online, interactive version of the popular number placing puzzle.
Don't let your brain be fooled by these geometric optical illusions in this online quiz.
Find the pairs of numbers that multiply together to give a product of 240 in this collection of matching games.
Find the pairs of numbers that add up to 21 in this collection of matching games.
An interactive activity challenging you to reproduce a pattern of coloured squares according to given clues.
Students classify numbers randomly appearing on the screen by holding up cards
Memorise the digits of pi with help from some musical notes.
Pick the prime fruit from the tree as quickly as possible. Practise to improve your personal best time.
Imagine you are on a desert island with nothing but a pack of playing cards. Do you have to stop learning mathematics?
A game involving chance and choice requiring an ability to calculate the remainder when a two digit number is divided by a single digit number.
The traditional River Crossing challenge. Can you do it in the smallest number of moves?
If the last card put down equals the previous card to the nearest whole number then all players race to shout SNAP!
The mathematical version of the classic hangman game. Guess the letters that are contained in the words.
Move the trams to their indicated parking places in the shunting yard as quickly as possible.
A game for the whole Maths class to play involving chance and choice.
A race between 12 snails. Which snail is most likely to win? This is the students' version of the race simulation.
The Transum version of the traditional sliding tile puzzle.
A game against the clock to find the numbers which add up to the target number.
A game for two players who compete to make the largest possible number from randomly selected cards.
Use the pieces of the T puzzle to fit into the outlines provided. A drag, rotate and drop interactive challenge.
Use the arrow keys to collect all the multiples in order while avoiding the Conga Virus!
Revise multiplication facts by racing across the screen to match the times tables question with the correct answer without getting hit by lightning.
A one or two player game. The objective is to grab all the multiples of the chosen times table faster than the other player.
Use the pieces of the tangram puzzle to make the basic shapes then complete the table showing which shapes are possible.
A game, a puzzle and a challenge involving counters being placed at the corners of a square on a grid.
A strategy game based on claiming tokens in specific rows and columns.
This basic version of Nim is a mathematical game of strategy in which players take turns removing sticks from a pile.
A challenge to place all nine counters on the grid in such a way that they form exactly 10 straight lines, with each line containing three counters.
An adventure game requiring students to solve puzzles as they move through the old mansion.
A mini adventure game containing maths puzzles and problems. Find your way through the maze of tunnels to find Goldberg's magic harpsicord.
Develop your skills translating and rotating shapes in this fast paced classic game.
A game for two players or teams testing their speedy reactions to mental arithmetic questions.
Rotate the cogs to catch the flying numbers in the correct sections.
Find the mathematical words in the grid of letters.
Remember these mathematical words for their shape and movement.
A game to determine the mathematical item by asking questions that can only be answered yes or no.
The mathematical factoids you never knew that you never knew. What is a googol? Who invented the equals sign? Which number comes first if they are arranged alphabetically? What is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything? What is the maximum number of moves it will take to solve a Rubiks cube no matter which of the 43 quintillion possible starting positions you begin with? Click on the picture to the left to find out.
Tania Cain, Ramco Primary School
Friday, October 12, 2018
"I've only just joined Transum, initially because I wanted the answers to the Starter of the Day, but have since found that there is so much more!. I played one of your games against my students on our IWB and was amazed at how engaged they all were, whilst learning and developing strategies. I'm rapt with all that your website offers."
Vivian Tan, New Zealand
Friday, March 6, 2020
"I stumbled upon your resource while looking for sequences activities. I had a bit more time today to look at your site. it's amazing. I'm teaching 2 maths classes in NZ part time. Your site makes maths so fun and interesting. our curricula is quite different to UK but I will certainly recommend colleagues to visit your site and use your resources. Thank you so much for making the resources free to use. Really really appreciate the great work you have done. It's so inspiring!
May the good Lord bless you, your work and your loved ones"
Nicola Hardingham,
Friday, April 24, 2020
"I would like to add that I am very grateful to you and all your ideas. Your website is fantastic and I used it for resources on a daily basis. All my pupils thoroughly enjoyed the fun and trivia your activities brought to the classroom."
Elizabeth Bushfield, Kuwait
Friday, October 2, 2020
"I would like to take this opportunity to say what a truly excellent resource Transum is. I have a top set year 9 class that really enjoy the starters and other activities and finds them really thought provoking. My students would often turn up early to tackle the starter of the day as there were stamps for the first 5 finishers. We also had a lot of fun with the fun maths. All in all your resources provoked discussion and the students had a lot of fun."
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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Noah Shiber, Grade 5
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
"I wrote a paper about the RowCol Game and I thought you would like to see it! I really enjoyed the game and all its interesting strategies."