Maths - Number

Below are some activities and resources you can try out at home to support learning about number. We hope you enjoy having-a-go! 


  • Number recognition - use numerals, dots, amounts for the children to become familiar with the number;
  • Form numbers to enable the children to recognise them;
  • Select the correct number to match a group of objects;
  • Play more or fewer using groups of objects or pictures to compare amounts;
  • Place numbers in order 0-10, 10-0.


Counting Activites:

  • Count by rote - counting out loud starting at 0 upwards;
  • Count forwards to 10;
  • Count backwards from 10;
  • Count up and down stairs;
  • Ping pong counting: take it in turns to say the different numbers (learning odd and even numbers);
  • Count fingers on hands;
  • Sing counting songs;
  • Start at different numbers and count to the target number, e.g. start at 6 and get to 10, then start at 3 and count to 10;
  • subitise (recognise amounts correctly without counting - can count to check); 
  • Compare quantities. 



  • Add objects together to find the total;
  • Add single digits together, 4 + 2 =;
  • Subtract using objects by removing different amounts from the group;
  • Subtract by crossing out the number you want to take away;
  • Subtract single digits, 7 - 3 =;
  • Finding one more and one less;
  • Double the amount of objects so you have the same on both sides. How many altogether?;
  • Halve the number of objects by sharing into two groups. How many does each group have?;
  • Share different amountd between different groups (4 bananas between 2 people, 8 cars into 4 groups etc);
  • Recognise and recall number bonds: pairs of numbers, e.g. 2 + 3 = 5, 4 + 1 = 5, 0 + 10 = 10, 1+ 9 = 10, 9 + 1 = 10, 5 - 3 = 2, 10 - 9 = 1. 


Websites for adults:

National Numeracy Parent Toolkit has a wealth of tips and advice for parents

Oxford Owl includes a range of activities, top tips and eBooks to help your child with their maths at home

Maths 4 Mums and Dads explains some of the milestones children make between the ages of 3 and 11 years-old.

Nrich. A range of maths games, problems and articles on all areas of maths. Parents of Key Stage 1 children should select ‘stage 1’ and parents of Key Stage 2 children should select ‘stage 2’


Webistes for children:

WHITE  ROSE MATHS – Home learning - videos and activities to do with your child -



TOPMARKS - The children are familiar with some of the games from this site as they are used in class.   There are lots of adverts, so please sit with your child whilst they complete your chosen activity.

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