Making Maths Engaging and Fun

Research shows time and again that children do better at school when parents support their learning at home.

Three sets of maths cards to choose from

Counting cards KS1 Maths

Counting Cards

Age 4+

Great for children who are learning to count and understand numbers up to 100.

Counting cards KS1 Maths

Doubling and Halving

Age 5+

Versatile way to explore number, simple addition, doubling, halving and the 2x table.

Counting cards KS1 Maths

Times Tables Cards

Age 5+

Great for children learning times table facts and working on multiplication and division.

Repeated Practice and Maths Attainment

Research shows time and again that children do better at school when parents support their learning at home. Attainment in maths is significantly influenced by how much parents can support their child with regular practice at home, particularly in the early stages when children are building up an understanding of the number system. FunKey Maths cards help parents start early, from age 4+, and provides the tools needed – cards and activities – to keep maths practise fun and engaging.

Children learn not only the facts needed to meet primary school goals, but the conceptual understanding and confidence needed to progress to higher levels. Through games played with parents and carers, by themselves or with siblings and friends, FunKey Maths cards can make a difference five minutes at a time!

Making Maths Engaging and Fun

Practice isn’t possible without it being engaging for children – and children love FunKey Maths cards.

The attractive designs invite children to play and invent their own games, while the activity suggestions we provide ensure coverage of key curriculum areas and a high level of variety so children (and adults) never get bored.

Young boy with counting cards at home

Support for Parents

FunKey Maths Cards come with access to a wide and ever-growing range of resources for parents and carers to help children use cards in the home solo, one to one or in larger family groups.

Our free support resources help you get the most out of the cards and include quick start guides, activity notes, games instructions and supplementary worksheets. There are also short online videos of many of the games to help you get started.

Counting and Place Value Maths Cards

£10.00 plus VAT

Great for children who are ready to count in 1s and 10s and develop an understanding of the number system up to 100

Understanding the number system up to 100

Alongside counting, children need to develop number sense. A child with good number sense can not only count forwards and backwards, they can also tell you that 5 is less than 8 and one more than 4. They would know that in 28 the 2 represents 20, and that 28 is ten more than 18. 

The Counting Cards and the extensive programme of activities which accompany them are a fantastic way to help children who need to develop a secure understanding of the number system up to 100.

Maths times tables cards

Easy-to-follow programme of activities to use with the cards

FunKey Maths has created a structured programme of activities to help children develop a firm foundation in number work.

There are four free programmes of activities to download, which progressively build up children’s skills and confidence with numbers up to 100.

The activity notes are easy to follow but there are also free videos to watch online of many of the activities, to give you the confidence you need to work successfully with your child.

If you work through all the games and activities we have created you will practise key skills such as:

  • Reading numbers
  • Counting in 1s and 10s
  • Ordering numbers
  • Identifying one more and one less, ten more and ten less
  • Partitioning numbers
  • Combining multiples of 10 and single digits
  • Adding or subtracting 1 or 10 to any 2-digit number

    Doubling and Halving Maths Cards

    £10.00 plus VAT

    Great for working on simple addition and multiplication, doubling and halving.

    Doubling and halving is a key mathematical skill but one which is often neglected in schools. Playing with these cards will help children develop a clear understanding of what a double represents and the different ways it can be presented.

    There are four types of cards in the pack

    Maths times tables cards

    The dot cards help children see that there are different ways to make a total

    Maths times tables cards

    When children match addition and dot cards, they see what numbers and symbols represent.

    Maths times tables cards

    Matching addition cards to totals helps children learn key doubling and halving facts.

    Maths times tables cards

    Addition cards and multiplication cards  link doubling and the 2x table.

    Maths games and activities to teach doubling and halving

    When games are fun children willingly play again and again, ensuring they get the repeated practice they need to develop their skills and confidence.

    FunKey Maths has created a structured programme of ten game-based activities to use with the doubling and halving cards. You can download the programme for free. It includes games like Pairs, Snap and Slap Bingo which are hugely enjoyable for children and easy to play at home, or on the move.

    Five minutes of fun here and there can make a huge difference to how your child feels about maths and their skill levels

    Maths times tables cards

    Times Tables Maths Cards

    £10.00 plus VAT

    Great for working on multiplication, division and times tables.

    The cards help childen learn times table facts from scratch, and our games and activities are a great way to revisit times table facts children still need to practise.

    There are twelves games to play. You can even play old favourites like Snap and Uno. The design of the cards means that every time a child plays a game, they are reminded of times table facts. It’s a fun way to learn

    Designed to help children develop rapid recall of facts

     

    On the FunKey Times Table cards the colours, shapes and position of numbers all have meaning.

     Each times table has its own colour. So, for example, if a product is in the 7x table, there will be orange on the card.

    Maths times tables cards
    Maths times tables cards

     

    As children become familiar with the colour coding, they can retrieve number facts just by picturing a card.

    This can be a game-changer for children who have struggled to remember facts using traditional auditory methods such as chanting.

    Lots of children like to draw a card from memory to retrieve key multiplication and division facts. The position and size of the numbers on the cards helps children to understand how the numbers are connected, and see the links between division and multiplication. 

    Learning Times Table Facts

    With the FunKey Times Tables cards, children don’t learn facts in isolation, they learn related facts together. There are only 59 cards to get to know all your times table facts up to 12 x 12!

    Maths times tables cards

    Children quickly grasp that the factors round the edge of the card show different ways the product can be divided into equal parts. 

    They can then link the numbers on a card into multiplication and division facts. 

    Maths times tables cards

    Watch how it works! In this video children are working on 14

    Learning about Prime and Square Numbers

     

    Children also need to learn about prime and square numbers. The design of the card makes it easy!

    Maths times tables cards
    Maths times tables cards
    Maths times tables cards

    Developing conceptual understanding

    Cards which show more than two factors help children understand the links between related multiplication and division facts.

    4.5 x 18 looks tricky.

    But, double one factor and halve the other and it becomes 9 x 9 = 81. Easy peasy!

    Cardholder and user guide for Times Tables Maths Cards

    The FunKey Times Table Cardholder and User Guide

    Our FunKey cardholder helps children focus on getting to know individual cards really well and they can test themselves too! The User Guide is full of ideas for how to help your child with Times Tables and has instructions for twelve fun games to play.

    Our product charts and certificates motivate children to build their skills in manageable chunks and our multiplication and division tests help children understand which cards they still need to work on.

    Developing reasoning in maths

    We have a huge range of additional resources and worksheets to download for free. These are great for home learning and for children who like mathematical challenge.

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