Year 2 Mental maths worksheets by Subject
Playing with cards might seem old-fashioned in our screen-loving age, but maths card games will help your child become fluent and confident with numbers – without them even realising they're exercising their maths thinking brain. From number bonds to fractions and probability, try some of our traditional or adapted card games to practise basic maths concepts.
Cut out the speed cards and turn them face down on the table. Pick up two cards. Take the smallest number away from the largest and say the answer, as quickly as you can!
Cut out and assemble the number dice. Two players take it in turns to throw one die, then the other. Each player adds (or subtracts) the two numbers thrown, then writes down the answer on the scorecard (next page) and asks the other person to check it. The player with the most correct answers after ten goes each is the winner.
Test your child's mental maths skills with this timed exam, geared toward students in year 2.
For primary school students, mental maths is more than being able to work out sums in their head without writing anything down. It's an important skill that incorporates all of the maths concepts they learn, and that they'll be tested on throughout the primary-school years. Help your child gain confidence and accuracy in mental maths with tests targeted at their year group, plus a comprehensive guide for parents on what mental maths is all about.
Add an extra learning dimension to family game time – try one of our Cool Maths board games and help reinforce your child's knowledge of number bonds, percentages and fractions while you play. Compiled by deputy headteacher Matt Revill and packed with 20 games, this maths learning pack covers all the key skills your child will need to master as part of the primary numeracy curriculum.