Maths Without Limits
Opening Young Minds to Endless Possibilities

Whether children find Maths easy or difficult, they are often capable of far more than we think if they are.  All we need to do is give them the right encouragement and support.  The guidance and resources you will find on this site should enable you to do just that, and truly explore with them Maths Without Limits.

What will I find here?

Photocopiable Resources

Memorising Activities & Games

Knowing key facts like multiplication tables and number bonds is really important for building children’s confidence.  The activities here are carefully designed to build their skills step by step so that secure learning takes place.

Example:

Find the Treasure
Find the Treasure

 Get to grips with missing number problems like 7+?=15 using these engaging games on a floor number track.  Teach the games to the class and then leave the track in place while the children do their...

Practical Activities for Core Skills

These activities focus not on teaching rules but on building children’s understanding through practical materials and diagrams.  This ensures that children learn not just how to do things, but why things work the way they do.

Example:

Wake Up Chum
Wake Up Chum

A hilarious activity which helps consolidate the concept of place value. Practise counting up and down in 1s, 2s and 10s with the help of the caterpillar and the frog.   Particularly helpful for...

Open-ended, Guided Explorations

Much of mathematical learning can happen through guided exploration.   These activities encourage children to work with others and with an adult to discover the wonder of Maths in a whole range of different contexts.

Example:

Properties of Quadrilaterals
Properties of Quadrilaterals

Find out why a square is a special kind of rectangle but a rectangle is not a special kind of square!Explore the differences rhombuses and parallelograms, kites and trapeziums.Investigate questions...

Google Slide Guided Explorations

With the increasing focus on sustainability, we are are trying to reduce our printing budgets. These explorations are predominantly worksheet-free and instead encourage children to draw and explore things from scratch on blank or squared paper. Like the pdf explorations above, they open children’s minds in a steadily unfolding way to the wonder of Maths.

Examples:

How Big is the Room?
How Big is the Room?

This activity begins with an open group challenge to find out how big the room is.  This naturally leads into learning about measurement equivalences and averaging.  There is enough material in the...

Coordinates, Points and Lines
Coordinates, Points and Lines

This activity is designed to develop children’s vocabulary and understanding of coordinates by exploring what happens when different groups of points with patterns in their coordinates are plotted...

How Big are Cuboids?
How Big are Cuboids?

This is an open-ended extended exploration designed to be used over multiple weeks.  Each section builds on the learning from the previous one but is does not need all to be completed at once. It...

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do the resources come from?

Nearly all the resources on the site are activities I have carefully developed myself, for my own use and for my colleagues, over more than 25 years teaching in three different schools as a Primary Maths Specialist.  They are tried, tested and unique, so you will not find them anywhere else.

Who are they for?

Some activities are primarily intended for use in the classroom.  Others are designed so they can be used both in school and at home. 

What topics are covered?

The resources cover the following topics.  

What does it cost?

You can sign up for free and have access to all the resources, so you can try one or two and see how they work for you.  The catch with the free account is that there is no Search function so you will have to take lucky dip! 

If you like what you find, you can upgrade to an Enhanced membership where you will have access to the full topic menu and a comprehensive search, so you can find resources to suit your particular needs.