KS1 Maths Games can help your children understand odd and even numbers.  At school your child will be learning to:

  • Recognise odd and even numbers.
  • Compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =.
  • Sequence events in chronological order using the proper language (for example, before and after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon, evening).
  • Sort and classify objects by various attributes such as colour, size and shape.


KS1 Maths Games – Handwritten 

KS1 maths games should support what your child is learning and being taught at school. The activities  and games listed below wcan help your children improve their number skills in a fun way.

Sort and Resort

Assemble a collection of your children’s toys or other household items. Discuss with your children how the items are alike. How are they different? Sort items and then resort by a different attribute. For example your children can sort a box of buttons by colour, size, shape and number of holes. Encourage your children to explain how they sorted the objects.

Show Me The Number

Write the following numbers on index cards, one number on each card: 0, 1, 2 ,3 ,4 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Mix the cards and place them face down. Have you children chose a card and show that many, button, paper clips or pieces of popcorn. You can also have you children identify if the number is odd or even to make the game a bit more challenging.

Bigger or Smaller

Pick two numbers such as 2 and 6 and ask your children what number in the biggest or smallest. Encourage them to use the appropriate symbols for example ‘>’ and ‘<’.


KS1 Maths Games – Online

Here are two KS1 maths games that your children can play on a tablet computer or online.

Exploring Number Sequencesks1 maths games

This game helps to identify number sequences and helps your children recognise them. It also helps them to identify odd and even numbers and work out the sequences between them.


Number Juggler

ks1 maths games

This game helps you children identify odd and even numbers. It also has an option to help them identify which is a higher and lowernumber.