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Top Picks of KS1 Numeracy Games

EducationCity’s KS1 numeracy games are super fun and games can really help progress math skills! They’re correlated to national learning objectives, cover lots of topics, and are great educational games...

EducationCity’s KS1 numeracy games are super fun and games can really help progress math skills! They’re correlated to national learning objectives, cover lots of topics, and are great educational games for your classroom teaching, homework and to get your students interested in maths.

They also include gamification and their engaging, colourful pieces of animation means they appeal to all learners. They’re fantastic for loads of other reasons too:

• Formative assessment: ideal for assessment, the Activities typically include 10 questions per topic.
• Scores are saved: all the scores from Activities are saved into SuccessTracker, which can provide teachers with a report whenever they want – perfect for seeing progress and for individualised learning.
• Engaging, enjoyable resources: it’s the combination of large text, clear voice-over, colourful graphics, visual and audible reinforcement that makes them really fun for students!

We’ve recently caught up with our Lead Producer for Maths, Duncan, who has given us the lowdown on his top 10 KS1 numeracy games on EducationCity for you to try out.

All you need to do to find them is use Search on EducationCity, or visit the Maths module and click into the right year groups – simple! Find out how to use online maths games to teach times tables.

Let’s take a look at the top 10 numeracy games…

Land Ahoy! – Understand turns of: a quarter, a half and three-quarters and use the directions of left and right.

• England: Year 1
• Scotland: First *
• Wales: Year 1
• N. Ireland: P3

Seeing Spots – Double and halve numbers up to 24.

• England: Year 1
• Scotland: Early ***
• Wales: Year 1
• N. Ireland: P2

Bonds, Number Bonds – Find all the number bonds to make 10.

• England: Year 1
• Scotland: Early ***
• Wales: Year 1
• N. Ireland: P2

Flower Fun – Order 6 numbers in the range of 1 to 20.

• England: Year 1
• Scotland: Early ***
• Wales: Year 1
• N. Ireland: P2

Sten’s Sandcastle – Measure volume of different materials in millimetres, using differently shaped measuring cylinders with scales that go up in ones.

• England: Year 1
• Scotland: First *
• Wales: Year 2
• N. Ireland: P3

Bar-B-Shapes – Identify the 2D shapes.

• England: Year 1
• Scotland: Early ***
• Wales: Year 1
• N. Ireland: P2

What Comes Next? – Reason which shapes will continue a shape pattern. Includes shape rotation.

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

Show Me the Money – Combine different coins to make the same amounts of money.

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

Fling a Ring – Choose three multiples of 10 that add to make totals up to 100.

• England: Year 2
• Scotland: First *
• Wales: Year 2
• N. Ireland: P4

Bumper Cars – Complete missing number problems by partitioning two digit numbers into tens and ones.

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