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Resource packs for primary schools: 5-6 Lessons for each class

Maths Eyes Competitions for All

What are people saying about Maths?

Get Maths on the Map

Find places of mathematical interest in your area and help build our Maths Map.


Pig Dice Game

The PIG game is recommended by Teacher Peter Kane as a great way to get primary pupils playing with maths. Suitable for 2-6th Class P4-P7

See instructions here

You can also play the digital version of the Pig dice game.

Fun Maths Puzzles

Organise your own Maths Activities in-School

Click Here for Advice from Dr Maths

Maths Trails

Here is great advice for setting up your own Maths Trails

Maths and history

Here are suggestions and resources for discovering the wonderful stories in mathematics.

Have you seen our interactive map where you can locate Irish mathematicians by their home county?

Maths Puzzle Day

Here is advice from expert Steve Humble on running a maths puzzle day in your school

Maths Mazes


A maze is great fun and it can be a maths learning experience too. Why not draw some of these mazes on your school yard and watch children problem solve!

DNA Maths Lesson for Primary Schools

Maths Art


Explore the Maths in Art

Code Breaking for Young Secret Agents

The world of secret codes holds a fascinating air of mystery with secret agents trying to discover the enemy’s plans before the enemy uncovers theirs.

The Magic of Maths

You may be surprised to learn that there is a lot of mathematics behind magic, and by giving your students maths magic tricks to investigate

General Activities

Resources and materials suitable for children of all ages.

Primary Schools

Resources, materials and activities suitable for Primary Schools

Secondary Schools

Resources, materials and activities suitable for Secondary Schools

12 Days of Christmas Maths Puzzles


Click here to download 12 fun maths puzzles to complete during the month of December. All puzzles vary in their level of difficulty so some may need to be adapted for different age groups.

Click here for solutions