Games That Help Maths Skills

Lessons that involve books and talk teaching are great, but what happens when you add engaging practical activities like games into the mix?

Active learning that involves games has loads of benefits for students’ learning; for instance, they may help students with their motivation because they enjoy playing them, and they may help to develop a positive attitude towards a subject whilst also attracting different learning styles.

On EducationCity, there are a number of maths games that can help the learning of mathematical concepts.

Let’s explore some!

PlayLive Maths

PlayLive Maths is a competitive mental mathematics challenge where students can take on their class, school or even country. It pits students from the same year group in a race to answer as many questions as they can in 60 seconds. It’s a huge lot of fun and students can choose between questions on multiplication, addition, subtraction and division – perfect for practising fundamental maths skills. Go ahead and race your snails in PlayLive Maths.

Times Tables Bundle

In our Times Tables Bundle, we have Times Tables Songs and Challenges. With the Times Tables Songs, multiplication is brought to life. Children can sing along to the fun, enjoyable Times Tables Songs and then move on to answer questions on the times table they selected, practising the skills they’ve learnt.Maths Activity

What’s more, we’ve also a number of engaging, fun individual challenges for every times table from the 2 x to the 12 x table. These deal with division or multiplication, or even division and multiplication for children to get stuck into – perfect for learning these important mathematical facts.

Try our 2 x Table Song for FREE here!


It’s the combination of large text, clear voice-over, colourful graphics, visual and audible reinforcement, and fun music that makes EducationCity’s mathematics Activities appeal to all styles of learners.

In a game environment, our Activities are the perfect way to have fun learning maths, whilst providing formative assessment and getting students used to test style questions. Activities can be found for both Key Stage 1 and 2 in the Maths module on EducationCity and they make mathematical concepts like place value, fractions and geometry super entertaining.

You can try out some of our Activities for FREE here!

Here are some Maths Activities for Key Stage 1 and 2 you can try on EducationCity:

Bon-Go Go Go! – Count the beats of the drum up to 10. Click on the correct numeral to answer.

  • England: F2
  • Scotland: Early ***Maths Activity
  • Wales: Reception
  • N. Ireland: P1

Penny Sweets – Combine different coins to make the same total value.

  • England: Year 2
  • Scotland: Early ***
  • Wales: Year 2
  • N. Ireland: P3

Stationery Store – Use a calculator to carry out one step and two step calculations involving all four operations.

  • England: Year 4
  • Scotland: Second *
  • Wales: Year 6
  • N. Ireland: P6

Measure of a Mountain – Converting between standard units of capacity and volume.

  • England: Year 6
  • Scotland: Second **
  • Wales: Year 6
  • N. Ireland: P7

To try out the maths games mentioned above and see how they can engage your students whilst they learn mathematical skills, take a free trial to EducationCity.