Useful Links

Here is a list of websites I often visit for inspiration. Hope you like…..

Government Policy

These are the websites that contain all official policy and access to statutory assessments at KS1 and 2.




Schemes of Learning

White Rose Maths Hub

White Rose Maths Parents Workbooks

Maths Mastery

Virtual Manipulatives

Virtual manipulatives are no replacement for the actual use of apparatus, however trying to model using 100, 10s and 1s Dienes blocks is often challenging, you run out of hands very quickly.

Mathsbot – virtual manipulatives, number of the day, this site grows on an almost daily basis

Toy Theater – This is an American site, hence some Americanised spellings of useful virtual manipulatives

Mathigon – This site has a really useful manipulatives section with polygons, Cuisenaire rods and a fraction wall.

Interactive Teaching Programmes (ITPs) – some of you will remember these with great fondness. They have been  remade so that they will work on all modern browsers and devices without Flash installed. ITPs – Mathsframe


Everyone is talking about mastery. I include here websites that have examples of depth, multiple representations, reasoning and variation. All websites are free, unless otherwise stated, at the time of writing.

Diagnostic Questions: from Craig Barton, low stakes quizzes aligned to WR and GCSE

Fraction Talk – Fraction Talks is a US site that gives images that are built around classroom talk and student action.

Frayer Models – a sister site of and great examples of developing definitions and what something is or isn’t

Funkey Maths – this site has many great ideas, both free and purchasable all focus on facts fluency Maths Cards, Maths Activities and Maths Games – FunKey Maths

Kenny’s Pouch – all things BAM related

Math Playground – some great bar modelling software amongst other things 

The Primary Mathematics Cupboard – this is Jean Knapp’s blog and website. Defintely worth checking out her word problem materials.

Mathsticks (log in required) Great activities for developing a sense of number

Minimally Different – although aimed at KS3 and 4, there are examples of sets of question that promote variation in upper KS2 Minimally Different – Intelligently varied questions for Maths Teachers

More- same-less – this website is suitable for KS2 upwards, just choose the relevant grids for your year group.

Non-examples – great opportunities to develop ideas of examples and non examples

NCETM  – all mastery documents for KS1 – 3 and EYs

nrich – classic encyclopaedia of all things problem solving

Number Sense Maths is a scheme of work focused entirely on number fact teaching, providing the structure and depth to number fact teaching that children need to achieve fluency.  Lots of free materials as well as subscription

Open Middle – simple to use problems (often with solutions) to suit all children of all ages and abilities. Open Middle – Challenging math problems worth solving

STOPS – Sequenced Teaching Of Problem Solving. Although a subscription website, there are many free resources that you can try to see whether it’s the resource for you. Some great problems that are scaffolded both ways.

WODB (Which One Doesn’t Belong- great opportunities to develop reasoning

Variation theory – looking for crafted questions, start here

NCETM Materials

DfE non-statutory guidance (ready to progress) Summer 2020 Support with 2020 DfE guidance | NCETM

Prioritisation Materials Spring 2021 Curriculum prioritisation in primary maths | NCETM

Checkpoint materials – aimed at Y7 and 8 but based on KS2 content Checkpoints | NCETM

Developing Fluency

My Mini Maths  – daily arithmetic practice for Years 4 – 6

Number Sense Maths – free resources/CPD that teach the development of fact fluency.

Nottingham’s Number Fact Fluency Project – a range of resources for schools looking to develop fact fluency in their school Nottingham’s Number Fact Fluency Project (

Retrieval Practice – another part of the website, you can customise the questions to suit topics recently covered. Suitable for KS2 and above.

Times tables: Rolling numbers – an engaging way of promoting times tables on your school Times tables: Rolling numbers on Vimeo

Times Tables Rockstars (subscription required)

UR Brainy – this website has a trial MTC platform for times tables

Year 6 Key Stage 2 Maths SATS – practice papers by Andrew Jeffrey KS2 MATHS PRACTICE SATS – A site to provide practice Key Stage 2 maths papers and videos solutions for Year 6 maths (

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