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.

The better children become at doing things like times-tables and simple calculations in their heads, the more it helps them with maths at school.

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