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Hi. Welcome to mathsblog. My name’s Peter and I have been a teacher for over 30 years as well as a software developer for the last 10.

The site is aimed at parents who are trying to support their children’s maths education at home. This may just be to provide extra help to boost performance at school or provide resources for those dedicated to home schooling.

I will try and do this in three ways:

1. to provide free maths resources for primary children (age 5 to 11)

2. to provide independent information about maths resources, including books, software and sites on the internet, both pay and free sites

3. to provide up to date news about primary maths in the UK.

Please note that all comments and marks out of ten are purely my own opinion.

If you would like to add a link and put my logo on as well then please use the code below.




15 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hello Peter,

    I was wondering if you could possibly do a review of our http://www.mangahigh.com online maths games website – aimed at the UK market for secondary school students (slightly outside your focus on primary school students, but some of the games especially Ice Ice Maybe and Flower Power should be understandable and playable by older primary students).

    Feel free to contact me on my email address if you’ve got any questions and if you’ve got any suggestions on how we can improve the service, again please don’t hesitate to let me know.


  2. Peter,
    We have added a blog roll page to our website and would like your permission to post your Maths Blog RSS feed. The post of your article on our page will be limited to the title tag, about the first 220 characters of the description tag (the article), and the link back
    provided in the feed. Thank you for considering this request.

  3. Hello,

    First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your website, I find it very interesting.

    I would like to present you a new mathematics international competition ( http://www.math-exercises-for-kids.com/competition/math-world-cup.php )

    Maths for kids ( http://www.math-exercises-for-kids.com ) is a mathematics website for children aged 6 to 11 :
    Children can choose from ten levels and different kind of exercises : additions, subtractions, multiplications, divisions, problems, numbers and measuring exercises…

    If you think that it can be useful for visitors of your site, you can put a link on your website.

    Kind regards,


  4. i would just like to ask where are the answers because you know teachers make mistakes too!
    so where can i find the answers to mark my childrens worksheet i will give you the name of it:

    year 6 rounding decimals pg 1

  5. Hi Peter
    I congratulate you on producing such a good website. No doubt it is a great source for our youngsters.
    I have just started my a small tuition centre and so have limited resources at the moment. When I done some search on internet about different maths material website, I found this website really good. So I would like to take this opportunity to get your permission to use your material in my small tuition centre.
    Also, I will be more than happy to support your website financially once my business is up and running so that you can carry on this good work.
    Please grant me the permission to use material.
    Also, if possible can I get your contact details. You can send me those on the following email address.
    [email protected]
    Kind regards
    Billy Chudher

  6. Hi,

    I found your blog because I’ve recently started blogging about year 6 maths at: http://www.y6maths.blogspot.com and I was interested to see what other people were doing. I think yours is excellent and has some great resources. Mine isn’t nearly as advanced as yours and is a series of presentations and links to games. I was though wondering if you’d be happy to add me to your blogroll in excahange for me doing the same for you on my blog?
    Anyway, let me know.


  7. Peter:

    My name is Kathy Gordon, and I am the Math Specialist in East Valley School District, Spokane, Washington across the big water! At grades K-8 we are aligning our curriculums to our new state Standards. We are supplementing “holes” in the core curriculums.

    The 4th grade teachers and I located 1 worksheet from the Maths Blog site.
    The URL address of the worksheets is:

    I would like to print one copy of this item to place in a grade level binder of supplemental math lessons and activities to be given to each teacher. Teachers can then use the worksheet as they see fit.

    I have read and understand the copyright laws. I am asking you for permission to place the item in the binders for a length of 5 years. Of course, I will cite your Web site as the source and any other information that you would like me to include to properly credit the creator. Thank you for your consideration.

    Kathy H. Gordon
    Math Specialist
    East Valley School District
    Spokane, WA 99216
    [email protected]

  8. Hi Peter,

    I helping my 10 years old daughter to solve following problem, appreciate your help:

    Jacob is 5 times as old as Jaycee this year. Jaycee is 9 years old now. In how many years’ time will Jacob’s age be twice that of Jaycee?

    I know this is quite simple question but forgot the method.

    Please help.


  9. Hi Irfan
    For a 10 year old the best method would be trial and improvement. Work out Jacobs age now: 9 x 5 = 45
    So Jacee is 9 and Jacob is 45.
    Their ages are now going up at the same rate.
    In 10 years time ages would be 19 and 55 (so Jacob is still more than double.)
    In 20 years time ages would be 29 and 65 (nearly double)
    1n 25 years time ages would be 34 and 70 (almost there).
    Just add a couple of more years on and you have cracked it.
    Hope this is of help.

  10. Well done Peter. There is not enough pracical advice for teachers and parents. After over 35 years of teching Maths I have started to write up how I developed various approaches over the years in My blog http://mathslessonsideas.blogspot.co.uk/. I would like your permission to point people towards your website. Best wishes Steve.

  11. Hi Peter,

    I would like to thank you for the worksheet, they are simply superb. My Son is in year 3 and just printed handful of worksheets for him.


  12. Hello Peter
    We are in the process of developing an online maths resource with games, lessons and tests. We are looking for someone to help us develop the primary topics. Is this something you would be interested in being involved in?

    Kind regards
    Tom L

  13. Hello Tom
    Thanks for the message. Unfortunately I do have a full time job writing maths resources and would not be able to undertake any further challenges.

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