Maths home education resources


Please use this sticky thread to post links to resources you have found useful for Maths. It would be helpful if you could add comments regarding age and stage suitability.
Practical online maths tutor. V. good.

Maths-Whizz uses award-winning interactive maths animations and unique tutoring methods to deliver measurable results. Includes maths resources, activities and fun maths games covering primary maths, including KS1 and KS2 maths, and early secondary maths. Developed by leading educational experts and aligned to the UK maths curriculum.
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I am sure most will know about this but J has been using BBC bitesize for the last week or so. He seems to like the problem solving area best. There are games, worksheets and online problems to solve. Bitesize is for both Primary and Secondary.
Maths for Mums and Dads

For anyone who is thinking their child may return to school at some point or anyone who is folowing the national curriculum, I have just bought a book called Maths for Mums and Dads. It goes through all the current terms used (there were some I had never heard of). It goes through what chidren would be doing in each school year up to the age of 11. It also shows ways of teaching the various concepts to your children.
Just thought this might be of interest to some.


Times Table Worksheet Generator

Simple Excel programme which creates sheets of 100 multiplication and division sums - and answers.

You can set the ratio of multiplication to division, as well as decide what tables you want to go up to (up to 100 x 100) and also use negative numbers if you want to give your brain a real workout.

FREE software designed by a home educating parent.

Amanda Goldston


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10ticks Home Learning System

A site created for home educating parents. An innovative online solution offering comprehensive maths support and resources for home educating parents and their children. Keeping children engaged with over 3,000 world class worksheets, animated and spoken guides and tests. Interactive maths quizzes run alongside a unique reward and incentive system. The 10ticks Home Learning System offers complete flexibility to parents, whilst offering continuity and diagnostic feedback to help children grasp key topics.

Cover all levels and ages from 5-16.


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free Maths lessons, games & worksheets

The TES site is a site that hosts thousands of free teaching resources for anyone to use. It's all free to access, download and use any of the materials.

It has lesson plans, activities, interactive resources, games/puzzles and loads more...

Primary maths resources:

Secondary maths resources:

If you have any comments or feedback on using the TES resources, please email

best, LisaTES

Elaine Kirk

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I only just heard about this radio 4 programme More or Less but it still has 3 weeks to run and previous episodes are accessible plus there are articles and video's to watch.
The programme explores the use of statistics
Should governments make decisions based on evidence, or instinct? Do the banks sector really contribute almost a quarter of all UK tax? And are ugly people more likely to be criminals?
More or Less examines the "standardised mortality ratio" which measures unexpected deaths at hospitals. How efficient is it as a a way of detecting trouble?
The general election result - and the agreement that followed - has put electoral reform firmly on the agenda. Can we use mathematics to make democracy fairer?
etc etc