Number and Place Value

This collection of resources supports the teaching of Number and Place Value in primary mathematics. These activities are linked to the year groups containing the corresponding content in the National Curriculum. 




Here are some favourite activities selected by the NRICH team.

  • Same Length Trains (Y1) How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt’s, using rods that are identical?

  • That Number Square! (Y2) Exploring the structure of a number square: how quickly can you put the number tiles in the right place on the grid?

  • Coded Hundred Square (Y3) This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?

  • The Deca Tree (Y4) Find out what a Deca Tree is and then work out how many leaves there will be after the woodcutter has cut off a trunk, a branch, a twig and a leaf.

  • Round the Four Dice (Y6) This activity involves rounding four-digit numbers to the nearest thousand.

These are just a few of the activities on Number and Place Value that you can find on the NRICH curriculum pages.





The activities below, taken from the STEM Learning website, complement the NRICH activities above.