Maths extension activities are useful for many children, activities for when other work is completed early, maths homework, holiday tasks, small group working, maths clubs and more.
“NRICH is an innovative collaboration between the Faculties of Mathematics and Education at the University of Cambridge which focuses on problem solving and on creating opportunities for students to learn mathematics through exploration and discussion.”
The project provides thousands of free online mathematics resources for children, covering all stages of early years through primary school and onwards. The resources are completely free and available to anyone.
Their aim is to:
- Enrich and enhance the experience of the mathematics curriculum for all learners
- Develop mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Offer challenging, inspiring and engaging activities
- Show rich mathematics in meaningful contexts
- Work in partnership with teachers, schools and other educational settings to share expertise” https://nrich.maths.org/about
The activities focus on problem-solving and there is teacher support added at all levels.
The early years section has
The Primary section has activities under two headings: Activities and Games and Thinking Mathematically. The topics cover number, shape and movement, data handling, measurement, and, for the KS2 children, Things to read and do.
Curriculum support for Primary teachers offers:
Working Mathematically : Developing pupils’ mathematical thinking
There are many Maths extension activities as well as lots more useful resources for children and teachers available on this site.