Mental maths and spelling practice

Improve maths skills in the PlayLive Arena with EducationCity

Play Live, the online challenge for maths and English!

  • Designed to develop and increase pupils’ speed and skill at answering mental maths games and spelling activities
  • Pupils have 60 seconds to answer as many mental arithmetic or spelling questions as they can as fast as they can.
  • Pupils pitch their knowledge against others of a similar age, within a timed, competitive environment.

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Who plays? +

  • Choose to play against your classmate, someone from your school or a pupils from any school in the UK
  • Players matched by their academic level

When to play? +

  • The Play Live arena is a great alternative to regular mental maths, tables tests or to encourage spelling
  • To follow up an activity for specific learning objectives
  • To incorporate into a challenge area designed to develop children’s thinking
  • Pupils can be set challenges e.g., 'How many multiplication and division calculations can you answer in 60 seconds today?' or 'How many words can you find in 60 seconds?'
  • An ideal activity to use during Golden Time

Privacy +

In keeping with e-safety guidelines and's security policy, we have ensured that Play Live does not display indentifying information about players. We offer a range of preferences that teachers can use in order to alter player information to their own specification.

Their ability to answer mental maths questions quicker and with confidence has increased.
Michael Hughes, Teacher

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