Maths Investigations - Learning is Awesome!

The Maths Investigations web site helps children really understand how Maths works, and be good at it!

There are things here for children, teachers and parents.

Here's what the kids say...


I think maths investigations is the best website ever because it makes your maths better & better.

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Online Activities for Tablets

As well as being a huge hit with children, the Maths Investigations online activities support teachers in encouraging children to explore and investigate Maths and to take responsibility for their own learning. They also give pupils the regular differentiated practice they need to become really secure in their core number skills.

They have captured the hearts of our 7 year olds in particular, who are clamouring to use them on their iPads before school in the morning, and there is a developing passion for Maths Investigations across the whole school.

If you'd like your children to catch the bug too, you can get a full years access here.

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Photocopiable Activities

If it's photocopiable resources you want, read on! Use them to get your children thinking, talking and asking questions. Challenge them with things that don't work and get them to work out why. Here are some examples to get you enthused.

Take a topic and see how much Maths you can get out of it.

Hook them with one idea.


Where would you have to cut to chop a metre stick into an equal number of pieces?

Four is easy. Five? What about six? Learn more....

Other ideas...
How many hula hoops?
Perimeter and Area of Triangles & Quadrilaterals

Get your least confident children investigating.

Investigating is not just something you should be doing with the bright ones.

Every child explores the world by investigating from the day it is born. So every child can explore Maths too. It's just about confidence.

Get them started early! Here's a beautiful investigation to help with learning how to add single digits onto two-digit numbers: Number chains and digit wheels

Other ideas...
How many fingers?
How many each and altogether?

Welcome to Maths Investigations!

Photocopiable investigations that will give you ideas to get your children asking the 'What if?' and the 'Why?' questions that really drive mathematical understanding.

Online activities that are self-differentiating and self-marking so that children can explore new concepts at their own level and get instant feedback as to whether they are right or wrong.

The online activities are all interlinked, so if you want to you can set your children up with individual accounts and track what they are up to.

Or if you prefer you can just sign up for one account and use it for whole-class teaching.

You'll probably want to give it a whirl first with a single teacher account while you see whether it is for you. This costs you just £30 (£15 if you only want the photocopiable activities) and gives you full access to everything for a whole year - ridiculously good value, when you consider that there are already more than 150 investigations and more than 100 quizzes available. You can upgrade to include more accounts at any point.

Click on the blue button to sign up now...

"The [photocopiable] activities are challenging and lesson plans well structured. I feel they have breathed new life into my lessons!" Year 5 co-ordinator, Woodnewton School

"I like the fact that [online] Maths Investigations is unique and different from any other maths site. You have your own goals to work towards which makes you try harder." (L - age 11)

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Online Activities

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Information for Parents

Find Maths Investigations

for KS1, KS2 & KS3
Scottish CfE Levels First, Second & Third

This Week's FREE Resources

KS1: Back to Back Metre Sticks
KS2: Chopping up a Metre Stick

Find Maths Games

for KS1 & KS2
Scottish CfE Levels First & Second

Who uses Maths Investigations?

Use of the activities is growing steadily by word of mouth.

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Activities for Ages 6-13
for developing understanding
and security in core number skills

From only 15...

Tablet Maths!

Tablets are creating a real stir in the classroom. If you are lucky enough to have some of these, don't just use them as playthings. The Maths Investigations online activities are DESIGNED for tablets, and the beauty is that they work on the whiteboard too!

Here are some blog links to get you fired up...

Filming Maths with iPads
Tablet Team Work
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Maths Investigations - Challenging Children to Think about Maths