Count On Norfolk

Maths can be exciting! There are lots of ways that parents and carers can help children get excited about using maths and numeracy in everyday activities such as cooking, handling money, playing board games, and by talking about times, distances, speed and so on.

Count On Norfolk is our campaign to help families with children aged 0-11 build a really positive attitude towards maths in everyday life.

Fun family maths activities this summer

Take all the family along to one of our free sessions at libraries across Norfolk this summer and find out how to get your children excited about maths using weights, measurements and money.

These drop-in sessions are aimed at improving number confidence and skills for families with children aged 0-11. Activities take about 45 minutes, so pop in when you can between these times.

Thursday 3 August

  • Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Taverham Library 2-4pm

Friday 4 August

  • Attleborough Library 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Dereham Library 2-4pm

Monday 7 August

  • Gorleston Library 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Great Yarmouth Library 2-4pm

Wednesday 9 August

  • King’s Lynn Library 12:00-14:00

Monday 14 August

  • Gorleston Library 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Great Yarmouth Library 2-4pm

Friday 18 August

  • Downham Market Library 10:30am-12:30pm
  • King’s Lynn Library 2-4pm

Tuesday 22 August

  • Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Hellesdon Library 2-4pm

Friday 25 August

  • Harleston Library 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Diss Library 2-4pm

Are your children struggling to learn their times tables? Join our free Tackling Tables sessions in August at Dersingham and King's Lynn libraries.

You must book for these sessions as places are limited.

Dersingham Library sessions will be on Wednesday 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd August from 2.30-3pm. Email dersingham.lib@norfolk.gov.uk or call in to book a place.

King's Lynn library sessions will be on Friday 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th August from 9.30-10am. Email kings.lynn.lib@norfolk.gov.uk or call in to book a place.

How will the troll under the bridge cope with goats who keep multiplying? If the smartest giant in town buys 12 new items of clothing and then gives half of them away, how many will he have left?

These and other important questions will be answered in a fun and interactive way by performance storyteller Liam Carroll.

The stories are aimed at 4-7 year olds and are free, so come along to a library near you.

Tuesday 8 August

  • Stalham 10.30am
  • North Walsham 12.30pm
  • Mundesley 2.30pm

Wednesday 9 August

  • Hunstanton 11am
  • King’s Lynn 2.30pm

Thursday 10 August

  • Hellesdon 11am
  • Mobile library, Queen’s Hill 3.15pm

Monday 14 August

  • Hingham 11am
  • Wymondham 2pm

Wednesday 16 August

  • Costessey 10.30am
  • Dereham 2.30pm

Thursday 17 August

  • Millennium Library 11am
  • Earlham 2.30pm

Friday 18 August

  • Plumstead Road 10.30am    
  • Sprowston 2.30pm

Monday 21 August

  • Poringland 11am
  • Loddon 2.30pm

Tuesday 22 August

  • Acle 11.30am
  • Brundall 3pm

Wednesday 23 August

  • Diss 11am
  • Harleston 2.30pm

Thursday 24 August

  • Attleborough 11am
  • Long Stratton 2.30pm

Friday 25 August

  • Gorleston 11am
  • Caister 2.30pm

Wednesday 30 August

  • Wroxham 10.30am
  • Aylsham 1.30pm

Find more ideas and tips online

As a parent or carer, you don’t need to be brilliant at maths to support your child’s learning. The most important thing is exploring ideas together that involve numbers, shapes and working things out.

We’ve hand-picked some of the best websites with ideas and tips for exploring maths with different age groups below.

BBC CBeebies Numberblocks  - sing along and learn all about numbers with the Numberblocks
BBC CBeebies - ‘Help your child be epic at maths’ - information for parents and carers about numeracy development from 0-6
Maths 4 Mums and Dads - explains some of the milestones children achieve between three and 11
Nrich Maths - includes a range of maths resources (PDFs)
The National Numeracy Family Maths Toolkit - full of ideas and free activities to help families enjoy maths together
Oxford Owl - includes a range of top tips and e-books to help children with their maths at home
‘Count with me’ leaflets by Surrey County Council - maths tips for parents of 0-5s

Maths 4 Mums and Dads - explains some of the milestones children achieve between three and 11
The National Numeracy Family Maths Toolkit - full of ideas and free activities to help families enjoy maths together
Top Marks - lots of games and ideas
Oxford Owl - includes a range of top tips and eBooks to help children with maths at home
Nrich Maths includes a range of maths resources (PDFs)
BBC Bitesize - links to key stage 1 - very useful for revision
Think Fun - free online games and puzzles for all ages
Primary Interactive - maths activities including useful money-based resources
Mathletics - for homework tasks, revision and some assessments - each child has a login and password for this website - not free, though schools or parents can have a paid subscription and monitor progress
Maths Whizz - virtual online maths tutoring for 5 to 13-year-olds - not free, though schools or parents can have a paid subscription and monitor progress
Sumdog offers games to make maths fun. There are free games to play with the option to subscribe for extra features
Basic Mathematics - for children wanting to learn maths online
Family maths toolkit - activities for children
Worksheets for Reception
Worksheets for Year 1
Worksheets for Year 2

Maths 4 Mums and Dads - explains some of the milestones children achieve between three and 11
The National Numeracy Family Maths Toolkit - full of ideas and free activities to help families enjoy maths together
Nrich Maths includes a range of maths resources (PDFs)
BBC Bitesize - links to key stage 2 - very useful for revision
Crickweb - free online maths games resources for key stage 2 children
Education Quizzes – key stage 2 revision website - some resources are free but a login and password need to be set up to access the learning materials
Maths Zone - includes hundreds of links to other websites – most resources are for key stage 2 with some for key stage 3
Supermaths world - maths games aimed at mostly key stage 2 children – children can log in as a guest or create an account
Think Fun - free online games and puzzles for all ages
University of Washington - fun site with a simple overview of how the brain works with games and activities to explore
Arcademic skill builders – Colourful arcade-style maths games that allow you to compete against each other
Primary Games Arena - a collection of games from elsewhere on the web that have been rated by users and sorted into suggested year groups
Primary Interactive - interactive maths activities including useful money-based resources
Maths Frame - free activities for key stage 2 maths
Cool Math - maths games website for children with links to sister websites such as coolmaths4kids.com
Mathletics - for homework tasks, revision and some assessments – each child has a login and password for this website – not free, though schools or parents can have a paid subscription and monitor progress
Maths Whizz - virtual online maths tutoring for 5 to 13-year-olds - not free, though schools or parents can have a paid subscription and monitor progress
Mathopolis - includes games and questions to improve basic maths skills
Basic Mathematics - for children wanting to learn maths online
Family Maths toolkit – activities for children
Family Maths worksheets for Year 3
Family Maths worksheets for Year 4
Family Maths worksheets for Year 5
Family Maths worksheets for Year 6