9 of the best free online maths games for KS2
Boost your primary pupils' maths skills with this range of free-to-play interactive games for ages 7-11…
- by Teachwire
1 | Solve, Shoot, Score
One for footy fans, this Premier League Primary Stars lets you choose which Premier League team you want to play for, then you get to answer maths-related questions to take penalties against other teams’ goalkeepers.
Children can challenge the computer or play against each other.
2 | Monty’s Maths Wall
Following in the tradition of Tetris-style games the idea is to remove the bricks by placing the questions atop the matching answer to demolish it.
There’s a wide range of mathematical skills to test out, and levels are based on objectives from the new maths curriculum from Year 1 to Year 6.
Topics include: multiplication, addition, reading numbers, subtraction, fractions of numbers, Roman numerals, division, converting fractions to decimals and percentages and simplifying fractions.
3 | Subtract the slime
Send students on a minus mission in this sci-fi inspired game.
Move your laser beam along the bottom of the screen to shoot the descending slime. But in order to destroy it before it hits the floor, children need to look at the number on their weapon and match it to the sum shown on the slime.
4 | Super Maths Bowling
In this game children need to answer the multiple-choice multiplication questions quickly and accurately, and the better they do the easier it is for them to aim the bowling ball at the pins by finding the right angle.
You can choose difficulty by year group too.
5 | Magic Squares
This game challenges children to drag and drop numbers into the correct squares so that each row and column adds up to a magic total.
6 | Telling the time
In this game children can practise reading the time on an analogue clock.
There’s plenty of choice over levels, so you can reading time to the nearest hour, half hour, quarter hour, five minutes or minute. Plus you can use a 12- or 24-hour clock, and play a timed or untimed game.
7 | Place Value Millionaire
Based on the famous show (is it still going?), children need to answer a series of increasingly difficult questions on place value.
8 | Area builder
This game focuses on area, perimeter and fractions of shapes. So the lower levels simply ask children to drag and drop the blocks to create a shape that has a certain area, while higher levels will ask for various fraction of the shape to be in specific colours.
9 | Countdown generator
This version of the classic Countdown numbers game from NRICH is one for more-advanced students. But at least there’s no ticking clock involved, and it is possible to get the answer every time in this one.