Key Stage 2 Maths

During KS2, your child will have to master a wide range of maths skills, such as adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing, as well as doing mental calculations and solving problems using time, measure or money. By the end of Year 6 your child should have a secure grasp of their times tables up to 12.

You can support learning at home in all these core areas and more with hundreds of KS2 maths worksheets, games and activities.

Articles

What your child learns in Key Stage 2 maths
Think maths involves just adding, subtracting and times tables? Think again. Here’s a rundown of all the things your child will be learning in Years 3 to 6.
Teachers' tricks for KS2 maths
Is your child struggling with KS2 maths? Help them learn effectively and boost their number confidence in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 with some useful calculation strategies and tips from primary teacher Phoebe Doyle.
What are inverse operations?
Inverse operations are opposite operations – one reverses the effect of the other. In primary maths we talk about the inverse to explain how addition and subtraction are linked and how multiplication and division are linked. Teacher Alice Hart offers examples of how and when your child will be asked to use the inverse operation in school, and practical ways to help them understand the concept.

Tutorials

Using simple algebra formulae tutorial
Let our digital teacher show you how to use simple algebra formulae, then see if you can answer the on-screen questions she sets.
Rounding a number to the nearest ten thousand tutorial
Let out digital teacher show you how to round a number to the nearest 10,000. Then answer the questions to check you've got the hang of it!
Identifying angles that are greater or smaller than a right angle tutorial
Let our digital teacher show you how to identify angles that are greater or smaller than a right angle – then she's going to ask you some questions to check you've got the hang of it!

Worksheets

When you have carried out a long calculation it is a good idea to check your result by finding an approximate answer in your head. Work out the answers to these questions using whatever method you feel comfortable with. Then check your answer by rounding the numbers up or down then finding an approximate answer in your head.
Parts of a circle
Here is a picture of a circle. Its centre is marked with a red dot. Can you measure the circle’s radius, diameter and circumference?
Linear number sequences explained
A tricky worksheet on number sequences and writing formulas for the nth term.
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Key Stage 2 Learning Journey

There is a Maths Learning Journey programme for each year of KS2, covering all the core areas of learning your child will be expected to master in maths during Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6. Work through the 40 worksheets that comprise each programme in order, or pick those that cover topics you know your child is struggling with, and by the end of the school year you can be sure your child's learning is on track.

Maths Homework Helper

Maths is a core skill within the primary national curriculum. As we use maths every day, it is also a vital skill for life. But, some of us still dread our child coming home and asking for help with their maths homework, as learning methods and terminology are sometimes different from how we were taught.

If this sounds like you, you'll find the Maths Homework Helper eBook an immensely useful resource for two reasons. Firstly, it collates the main topics your child will need to know. Secondly, it acts as a refresher course for you, so you can revisit each topic and understand just what your child is learning during class time. It covers the crucial topics of numbers, using numbers, measures, shape and space, and data handling, so you and your child will be able to learn, understand and use maths skills in everyday situations.

There are also helpful rules to remember, a jargon-busting guide to key maths language, plus tips and ideas to help your child continue their learning away from their text books. With Maths Homework Helper, you will never be stumped by your child's primary maths homework again!

KS2 Maths Booster packs

Put KS2 numeracy skills into action with hundreds of activities to boost your child's knowledge and confidence. Covering all the core learning objectives for Years 3-6 in maths, you'll discover fun ways to support learning in these fantastic booster packs:

Discover a range of learning packs for core KS2 maths learning skills

There are learning packs for many of the tricky areas of KS2 maths, filled with information for parentsand practical activities to help your child master the topic. Here are some great packs to get started: