Maths Trumps - 2D Shapes

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Maths Trumps - 2D Shapes
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Learn, revise and have fun


"a motivating, educational experience for children to engage in mathematical thinking as well as supporting the development of important positive attitudes and enjoyment of maths." Luke Rolls, Review, Primary Mathematics


"Maths Trumps Cards just received and I am very impressed by the quality of this resource & Paul Hunt is to be congratulated." GB 

 2D Shapes 

Read the Chalkdust Review - Extracts also below 

A Maths Trumps Card Game 


Maths Trumps games provide players with what's needed to learn and revise by playing a great game of real skill. 

  • Written by a renowned mathematics teacher

  • Each pack starts with Useful Facts cards 

  • Players share game cards out

  • Then they try to trump each other

  • Making calculations on paper are encouraged

  • Bonus questions add depth and meaning to topics

  • The winner succeeds by collecting all the cards

  • Answer cards are provided. 

Games are perfect for teachers and for parents wishing to make learning a fun activity rather than a rote activity. Beautifully designed and written, they can be used over around 8 years old.

Like the best card games, they are ideal for small group use - groups of students, or a family. But they can also be used in solitaire games to revise, or to reinforce. See how here.


2D Shapes

This pack aims to meet the needs of students to use mathematical names for common 2-D shapes and identify their properties (including the number of sides, corners and line/rotational symmetry). Calculation of angle sums of polygons is also covered, along with finding, calculating and using the interior and exterior angles of regular polygons.See the sample Explanation, Question and Answer cards here for more.


2D Shape Card Explanation  2D Shape Card Question  2D Shape Card Answers


The topic addressed in this pack meets all of the relevant leading objectives, as set out in the KS2/KS3 National Curriculum (Ages 8-14). The bonus content promotes deeper learning and explores wider concepts, giving more experienced players exposure to the higher echelons of the mathematics curriculum.


Chalkdust comment: "While I could see the value of a game that helps children memorise facts and properties of shapes, I was initially sceptical about how much I would get out of it. Fortunately the game’s creators were one step ahead of me and had put a few new twists in to broaden the appeal. Firstly, and most importantly, the properties are not written on the cards, and must be worked out (against the clock) if you’re to win round against your opponents! ...The second twist, which I also really enjoyed, was the great variety of interesting shapes in the set. As well as the regular and irregular polygons that we all know and love, there are nephroids, cardioids, crests and astroids. Pushing children past the polygons that they see at school and giving the rest of us something more interesting to think about and discuss is a wonderful idea, and kept me entertained right through the game.


Other Packs - and Volume Deals

Five other packs of MathsTumps cards have been developed - see a full listing below. A special price is available for those buying all six packs. 

For teachers and others wishing to buy multiple sets of the same pack, volume discounts of up to 30% are available. Simply add the quantity required into your basket and the discount will be applied.


The Author

Paul Hunt has been teaching mathematics at secondary school for over two decades. He is also an experienced examiner for both GCSE and A-Level maths, and he is regularly approached to proofread/answer-checks maths textbooks prior to their publication. Aside from Maths Trumps, he has written the very popular Teach Further Maths suite of PowerPoint presentations for Teachers and Students of A-Level Further Mathematics. He has also co-authored a series of A-Level mathematics examination papers for the updated 2017 A-Level mathematics specification. He lives in North Wales with his partner, Linda, who he describes as his ‘inspiration’. Like many other prominent educators, he posts mathematical fun on Twitter as @TeachFMaths.