Maths At Home

Having written several Maths At Home posts since the first school closures, I thought it would be useful to provide a compilation post for these resources. All resource links have been checked and new resources added.

Daily Lessons provides a closer look at the daily lessons from White Rose Maths. These lessons are available for Early Years through to Year 10.

Perimeter - White Rose
Algebra KO extract Nicola Whiston

Also – a wonderful complement to these resources we have Nicola Whiston’s amazing collections of Key Stage 3 Knowledge Organisers (see also Knowledge Organisers – Mathematics) which follow the White Rose Schemes of Learning. She is sharing the collection here, via Dropbox. These are really attractive and I think will appeal to students. For consolidation and review these are perfect.

White Rose Assessments

For more resources from White Rose Maths, see for example Secondary Schemes of Learning and Assessments for End of Block or End of Term.

Oak National Academy Online Classroom

From the Oak National Academy Online Classroom, an extensive collection of lessons is available. The lessons cover Primary and Secondary KS3 and KS4 for many subjects. For Maths, see KS3, KS4 Express Maths and KS4 Maths, note that various levels are available. These video lessons include activities for students.

Oak National Academy Introductory Quiz

Looking at an Express Maths GCSE lesson, the introductory activity is a quiz. Feedback is provided where students submit incorrect responses.

From the BBC see this article on Learning at Home, including their latest schedules for Primary and Secondary Lockdown Learning.

On television programmes for primary pupils are on CBBC between 09:00 and 12:00 each weekday and for secondary school pupils on BBC Two, between 13:00 and 15:00.

Additionally programmes are available to catch-up, on-demand on iPlayer.

BBC Home Learning

From BBC Bitesize, home learning resources are available for Years 1 to 9. If we look at Year 7 Maths for example we see collections which include lessons with videos, activities and quizzes. Note the two week home learning packs, these include several of the excellent daily lessons published in 2020.

More Maths at Home – AMSP describes the excellent resources from AMSP which focus on target groups of students to support their progression from Year 10 to Year 13 (ages 14-18) and beyond.


Note the menus for Students and Teachers at the top of the page which help you find appropriate resources. Choose the Student menu, then the appropriate option for the level of study.

Dr Frost Maths is of course used by millions round the world. Amongst the extensive library of resources are videos for students age 8-18 explaining topics from scratch. There are longer Exam-topic videos, average length 10 minutes and shorter Key Skill videos which are about 2-4 minutes in length.

Dr Frost Maths – Videos

Free lessons from Colin Hegarty recorded on YouTube are available to help GCSE students prepare for A Level Maths.Hegarty A Level

An extensive library of videos from Jack Brown is available on his website, Jack has created thousands of videos covering the complete A Level specification; note also the impressive  Further Maths teaching videos and exam paper walkthroughs and a collection on bridging the gap between GCSE and A Level.

On MATHSHKO, Miss Konstantine has provided information and resources for remote teaching including some guides and remote lessons. The PowerPoints for re mote lessons look excellent and well worth exploring.

Pearson Edexcel GCSE Maths Lessons

From Pearson Edexcel comes a video collection of free GCSE Maths lessons. All around 50 minutes in length, there are 24 videos available.

From NCETM, we have lesson-planning and professional development resources for primary and secondary teachers. The resources include a set of Primary Video Lessons.

Mathematical Miscellany #41 includes You can read about the features here and follow News and Updates. There are now Basic and Premium plans but the free plan does allow a temporary whiteboard (2 hours) with a link provided so students can join; it is also possible to insert an image as shown below. See Pricing.

Whiteboard fi Diagnostic Questions - White Rose Algebra

Alison Clarke-Wilson shared this blog on Research-based Effective Online Teaching Strategies

Back to school at home… includes Home School Support from Maths Genie for students covering a range of abilities in three streams from Key Stage 3 (and high ability Key Stage 2) to high ability Key Stage 4.

Maths Genie Quiz

Maths Genie
The resources are available on the Maths Genie Home Learning – You Tube Channel. Videos are available on YouTube and at the end of each week a recap lesson, and a mini online assessment are available from Maths Genie’s Maths Grader. (@mathsgrader on Twitter)

This post also includes a reminder of Transum’s high quality, attractive resources. Given that there are an extensive number of self-marking exercises available, this can be a great source of activities for students to work on at home.


The Transum site is easy to navigate, there is a clear Topic Index for Teachers also, for students a Maths Map with numerous activities to support their learning.

Maths At Home – Nrich details some wonderful resources from Nrich who have  published features for Primary and Secondary. Both have numerous activities students can work on at home. The activities are categorised by age and within each collection you will find activities in various categories which are fully explained in the article for teachers.

See also – Coronavirus Update: How NRICH Can Help You

Nrich making a difference

Mathematical Miscellany #38 included a reminder of all the great resources on Jonathan Hall’s Mathsbot – there are so many activities which students can use whilst working at home; with answers provided for students to check, they are getting feedback as they work. Students could try for example Differentiated Questions or a topic ladder of their choice. A recent edition is the student version of Do Now.

Mathematical Miscellany #39 includes from STEM Learning, Home learning activities for families with resources to support primary students and for Secondary students, Maths, Science, Computing, DT and Post 16 resources are available.

STEM Learning - Maths Calendar

Looking at Secondary Maths, we see a collection of games, activities and puzzles that can be used to support children’s mathematical education from home. This attractive calendar links to resources for each day of the term; follow the guide, or choose appropriate activities. No account is required for the home learning resources linked to on the Maths Calendar.

A Level Mathematics, have you seen…? is on the resources from The King’s School, Chester.

Dr Frost booklets Kings School

The Mathematics Department have written chapter booklets to accompany Dr Jamie Frost’s presentations. The booklets have been designed to be used by students to fill in whilst studying from the accompanying Dr Frost presentation. The resources have uploaded to TES, see this TES search; alternatively this Twitter thread has a link to each set of resources on TES (you don’t have to be a Twitter user to access the link).

Bring on the Maths was the first post written in the Maths At Home series and includes several resources for students working at home including Bring on the Maths,

Bring on the Maths Logarithmic Equations

On CIMT there are interactive tutorials for Years 78 and 9.

CIMT Interactive Material

MathsBox Quick Cover
Mathsbox is a subscription (excellent value) site but

Maths Box Skills Checks 2

Also, free for everyone Weekly Checks for Year 3 to GCSE. New checks are available each Monday.

Also have a look at these Quick Cover Lesson samples; each each lesson includes examples/methods with 30 to 60 questions with answers.

MEI are providing additional support during school/college closures; a package of free resources to support remote teaching is available.

Craig Barton has shared links to many resources and ideas in his post: Covid-19: School closures – free maths support, resources and ideas.


CK-12 Foundation has created a resource page with hand-picked lessons in math and science popular during the month of March.

ATM are providing some free resources at this time; note too ATM’s list of Activities for Home or School – suitable for Key Stages 2 to 5 – these have been suggested by ATM member and education consultant Mike Ollerton.

The resources for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 include an extract with several problems with hints and suggestions from Forty Problems for the classroom.

A free resource for KS5 is a complete publication, The Proving Ground – an introduction to mathematical proof. This e-book offers forty easy to understand problems classified by one of three levels, level 3 has problems which have not been resolved. The book is very clearly structured, a notes page is provided for each problem, best accessed after trying the problem first. There are also Learning Pages which introduce different proof techniques. The home page is the contents page with links to all parts of the book.

From the introduction…

Hello, and welcome to this book, which offers you forty tricky, sometimes extremely tricky, mathematical
problems to think about. Twenty of these have been resolved by mathematicians, sometimes after many
years of work, but the other twenty at the moment remain unsolved, despite the attention of some
seriously clever people down the years. Will you be able to spot the difference?

For any students going onto an Undergraduate degree in Mathematics or are thinking about doing so then Oxford University’s Oxford Online Maths Club (free) will be of interest. This is a new weekly maths livestream from the Mathematical Institute of Oxford University providing free super-curricular maths for ages 16-18.

The sessions start on 7th January at 16:30 UK time.

The content will include maths problems, puzzles, mini-lectures, and Q&A. The sessions are all free and require no sign-up. The livestreams will be available on YouTube indefinitely.

Full details are available here, and you can see what the session on 7th January will include on the YouTube channel.

Maths at school … and at home

Both White Rose Maths and BBC Bitesize provided Daily Lessons for students studying at home earlier this year and both are continuing to support students studying at home as well as in school.

If we look at Home Learning from White Rose Maths we see that they are continuing to produce excellent daily ‘home learning’ lessons for Years 1 to 9 (UK ages 6 to 14). Each lesson has a very clear video to help students complete the activity.

White Rose Maths – Daily Lessons

I had a close look at a White Rose lesson on Perimeter in this post; note that you can still see the Summer Term Archive so can access earlier lessons. This particular lesson came from Year 7, Week 5 (scroll down for earlier weeks).

Remember that Nicola Whiston has a superb collection of Knowledge Organisers which follow the White Rose Schemes of Learning, she is sharing the collection here, via Dropbox. My post on Knowledge Organisers has proved very popular, note the new Featured Posts menu on the right to make this easier to find.

From BBC Bitesize, new for this Autumn term are the collections of hand-picked videos, articles, games and quizzes for primary and secondary students, also available are new Primary Catch-Up Lessons. If we look at ‘This Term’s Topics‘ we can then choose a Year and then a subject. Choosing Year 7 Maths for example leads to this collection which includes many of the daily lessons as well as other resources. Note that new topics and lessons are being added to these resources. For an example of a Daily lesson, check this on Perimeter mentioned in the post mentioned earlier on the White Rose and BBC resources. Note the additional resources including a comprehensive worksheet from Pearson for which answers are provided.

BBC Daily Lesson – Perimeter

More valuable resources can be found on the new NCETM website. Check the section for the new school year which provides a range of lesson-planning and professional development resources for primary and secondary teachers. Further resources will be added during the term. The resources here for example concentrate on key mathematical ideas important for pupils whose summer term in Year 6 was disrupted by the lockdown.

amsp transition materials – Sketching

On the subject of Transition, at the other end of secondary education, a reminder of the excellent resources from amsp designed for students to make the transition from GCSE to AS and A level Mathematics. Six sets of resources are available, each set includes either written worked solutions, video solutions or links to websites.

Have you seen…?

MEI’s Calculator Crunch?

MEI Calculator Crunch

MEI’s fun and free summer challenge is back again this year.

To quote MEI

MEI’s fun and free summer challenge is back for 2020!

Our Calculator Crunch is a fun way to continue to engage Year 6s with maths whilst also developing their confidence with calculators, ready for maths at secondary school. The activities in the challenge provide extra practice for Year 6s and 7s in key areas of the maths curriculum.

Parents and carers can use the challenge activities with their children at home, and teachers can incorporate them into work they are setting for pupils either in school or remotely.

On each weekday from 15-25 June @MEIMaths will tweet a  question for children to work on. Each question will involve using a calculator (basic or scientific) to solve an interesting problem. The problems are designed to deepen children’s mathematical thinking skills.

Teachers check the MEI website article for some great additional resources.

Daily Lessons

A closer look at the daily lessons from White Rose Maths. These lessons are available for Early Years through to Year 10

Perimeter - White Rose

White Rose Maths – Daily Lessons

To take, Lesson 3 – Perimeter including problem solving from Year 7, Week 5  (the lesson menu will open at Week 12, scroll down for earlier weeks) as an example, the subject for Year 7 was Perimeter. White Rose Maths provide a video of approximately 8 minutes in length. The presentation is excellent with very clear explanations and examples. Following a recap of what perimeter is including worked examples, the video then poses the example – Draw and label a sketch of a rectangle with a perimeter of 24cm and goes on to ask how many different rectangles with a perimeter of 24cm students can find if the side lengths are integers. Students are instructed at this point to pause the video lesson, to work on the problem, they can then restart the video to check their work. Following that problem students are given further problems to work on, including drawing and labelling a sketch of an isosceles triangle with a perimeter of 21cm, a rather nice demonstration of the triangle inequality for students (mathisfun has so much good material).


Further examples go on to combine geometry and algebra, forming and solving equations for the total perimeter. I like the Spot the mistake example – these lessons are really well structured and include more challenging problems as well as basic examples. Students who have the Worksheets from White Rose can work on those, but for students who do not have the White Rose Worksheets BBC Bitesize provides the

Algebra KO extract Nicola Whiston

Also – a wonderful complement to these resources we have Nicola Whiston’s amazing collections of Key Stage 3 Knowledge Organisers (see also Knowledge Organisers – Mathematics) which follow the White Rose Schemes of Learning. She is sharing the collection here, via Dropbox. These are really attractive and I think will appeal to students. For consolidation and review these are perfect.