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The Maths Box

Maths can be one of the more challenging subjects for children to learn. However, with a little bit of organisation and planning, it is possible to make teaching maths fun and engaging for pupils.

The Maths Box is an innovative resource for teachers, pupils and schools.

Written to support the teaching and learning of the National Curriculum for Mathematics, The Maths Box series is a set of seven boxes of maths activity cards, one for each of the year groups EYFS (Nursery and Reception) to Year 6.

The cards are grouped by curriculum areas of study, with each card in the box dedicated to the programme of study of the National Curriculum.


The Maths Box features

The Maths Box series provides resources aligned with the National Curriculum document for teaching concepts including Number, Measurement, Geometry and Statistics.

Each card comes with its own set of questions and answers, so pupils can work independently and keep track of their progress. In addition, the separate answer cards make it easy for teachers to check pupils' work.

The Maths Box is packed full of hands-on activities using maths materials readily available in the classroom. The cards are easy to use with colourful illustrations, designed to delight children of all ages and encourage learning.

Each box comes with comprehensive teacher reference materials that set out a strategy for teachers and tutors to follow.


How will The Maths Box benefit your classroom?



  • The Maths Box is benchmarked against the Mathematics Curriculum, assisting teachers to meet all curricular requirements.
  • Allows effective management of the teacher’s time as they can spend less time on lesson planning, preparation or assessment.
  • The flexibility of the series allows teachers to select from different year group boxes based on age, ability, revision or to challenge the class.



  • Real-life mathematics helps children with problem-solving and self-confidence.
  • Opportunities for children to learn independently and at their own pace, collaborate in small group work or participate in whole-class activities.
  • The colourful cards and fun activities teach maths to children in a way that is both enjoyable and educational.


The Maths Box contains:

  • 75 high-interest, brightly-coloured cards (2 of each card, 150 cards in total)
  • 75 colourful answer cards
  • list of materials and equipment needed for each card
  • full-colour posters to display and complement card content and concepts
  • photocopiable activity sheets to support, practise and extend the card activities
  • 1 comprehensive, photocopiable Teachers Guide


Teacher resources include:

The Maths Box contains a comprehensive, photocopiable Teachers Guide to accompany each box, one per year group.

The Teachers Guide is a great way to help you teach your pupils the chosen curriculum objective. They contain scope and sequence charts that outline what skills they should be mastering in each unit. The guide outlines lesson plans and games, with clear instructions on how to use and organise the box at home or school. Each guide contains:

  • a scope and sequence chart, detailing the curriculum objective(s) covered by each card
  • detailed instructions on how to use the cards, lesson plans and strategies
  • an explanation of the different parts of the activity and answer cards
  • answer recording sheets for pupils
  • tracking and recording sheets for pupils and teachers, to aid assessment
  • a list of materials and equipment needed for each card
  • full-colour posters to display or aid the teaching of the cards and activities
  • photocopiable activity sheets to support, practise and extend the card activities
  • a full-colour copy of each answer card
  • a comprehensive glossary




The benefits of learning maths are clear, and with the right approach, it can be a rewarding experience for children. At Prim-Ed Publishing, we believe in making maths engaging and fun, while still providing a strong educational foundation.

The Maths Box is designed to help children develop an understanding of mathematics and learn essential skills while keeping them motivated.

Prim-Ed Publishing offers a range of maths resources, including worksheets and teacher guides, plus much more. Reach out to us or download the catalogue to see the latest products for your school.


Read customer testimonials of The Maths Box here.


Frequently asked questions


Is there a primary school mathematics curriculum?

Yes, in England the National Curriculum for Mathematics is taught to pupils from Reception/Primary 1 up to Year 6.

What are the topics in primary mathematics?

In England’s Mathematics Curriculum, there are four major strands for children’s learning:

Number, Measurement, Geometry and Statistics

Within each strand, there are a number of sub-strands or topics that pupils are typically expected to be familiar with by the time they finish primary school.

  • Number and place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Measurement
  • Geometrical properties of shapes, position and direction
  • Algebra

What maths equipment do I need to use with the activity cards?

Each box comes with its own comprehensive Teachers Guide, with a list of materials and equipment required for each card. In the UK, the types of equipment that should be available in primary classrooms are:

  • Number and counting materials such as counters, coloured blocks, dice, dominoes
  • A set of mathematical instruments including a protractor, compass and set square
  • Measuring materials such as rulers, tape measures, scales
  • Geometric shape templates, including squares, circles, triangles
  • Chalkboard or whiteboard with plenty of chalk or dry erase markers
  • A calculator for each pupil
  • Coloured paper, pens, posters and activity worksheets

What age range is The Maths Box series suitable for?

The Maths Box series is suitable for children aged four up to eleven, with a box designed for year groups EYFS-Year 6.

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