All of these are personal recommendations from teachers, not endorsed by the MA, merely offered as helpful starting points for interested parents, teachers and students to support maths learning.

APP list for parents.


The Society of Young Mathematicians (SYMS)is a society for all young people who enjoy mathematics, whether they are in a primary or secondary school. Members are part of a national organisation which motivates and encourages young mathematicians.

See what is in a typical issue of SYMmetryplus by downloading the Summer 2013 issue as a pdf file.

Join SYMS now.

10 pairs of questions taken from 2018 assessments

Mel Muldowney, JustMaths and the MA Teaching Committee Chair, has compiled this Powerpoint presentation containing 10 pairs of questions taken from 2018 assessments. Can you identify whether they come from Key Stage 2 National Tests or from GCSEs?  You might like to show the presentation in a Department meeting to raise awareness of the level of demand in each phase.

Open the Powerpoint here.  

Compiled by Mel Muldowney, JustMaths and Chair of the MA’s Teaching Committee


Primary Maths Challenge

Primary Mathematics Challenge

The PMC is a nationwide challenge for pupils who want to get involved in some interesting and stimulating mathematics. Aimed at the top 60% of pupils in Years 5 and 6 England and Wales, P6 and P7 in Scotland, and Years 6 and 7 in Northern Ireland, the PMC is taken by tens of thousands of children each year.