This site has been created as a resource hub for sharing games, puzzles, teaching tools and ideas in Junior School mathematics.
Why this site? How does it differ from many other game-based sites?
There are many free-to-play games sites on the internet and indeed all of the flash-based games found here can be sourced elsewhere. They represent the creative property of people from all over the world. How this site differs is that rather than just hosting the games it aims to analyse the maths behind the games, offering follow up activities, investigations, puzzles and problems to help students link the joy of recreational maths with the people, discoveries and core content which make up current primary school programs.
It also endeavours to offer parents and teachers a way to motivate their young mathematicians by seizing and building on the widespread love of gaming, making connections between the students' experiences and the wider world. A range of other useful sites are also listed to stimulate ideas and discussion.
Have fun exploring a huge range of free online games and activities, from across the world, that will enable you to practise and build upon your maths skills.
Each term we'll put a game under the mathematical microscope to have a closer look at the big ideas behind the game and the ways we can apply maths to help us win.
Once you've conquered the challenges try the supporting investigations and activities, and share your discoveries with your family and friends.
The parent page has been created to help you inspire and nurture your child's interest in mathematics. You'll find links to syllabus materials as well as resources to help you open discussions and generate a genuine appreciation of the world of mathematics in your home.
Perhaps you could read and enjoy mathematically inspired stories and puzzles from recreational mathematicians such as Lewis Carroll and Henry Dudeney with your child (free online). Challenge your family at the breakfast table to be the first to solve the Maths Starter of the Day, download a brain training game from Puzzles.com for any long, boring holiday road trips, or investigate maths in the everyday with an investigation topic from Wonderopolis.
You may like to ask your child about their Game of the Fortnight discoveries too, or simply challenge them for the highest score.
Complementing the student game page, the separate teacher page offers an eclectic collection of links and downloadable resources which you may find helpful in stimulating engaging mathematical activity in the classroom. They are assembled here in an attempt to save you valuable time and energy in sourcing the collective wisdom of fellow educators from around the world. Whilst your professional judgement will be required to identify the hidden gems and adapt them to your context and student needs, I hope the inspiration they provide will prove worthwhile.
None of us knows as much as all of us, but by sharing our knowledge and passion we can help inspire the next generation of mathematicians.