On this page you will find many useful resources suitable for your course including physical Library stock, eBooks, eResources, websites and videos.

Finding Maths Resources

All books have a classification number on the spine. Here are some class marks to get you started. Click on the class marks below to find out what the Library has to offer for each topic. To request to borrow resources, please click here

Selected Maths eBooks

You can access Maths eBooks for free from home or college 24/7, which means no lugging heavy books around! Click on one of the eBooks below or visit our eBooks section to search for even more titles. You may need to log in via Shibboleth, or through your institution. Just select 'Northampton College' and log in using your student ID and password.

Basic Maths For Dummies
Read on VLe Books
Maths The Basic Skills
Read on VLe Books
Edexcel GCSE Mathematics Foundation
Read on Ebook Central
Edexcel GCSE Mathematics Higher
Read on Ebook Central

Maths eResources

Here is a list of commonly used resources. Click an image link to go to that website. Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

Maths Watch logoMathsWatch: Maths revision for GCSE and AS Level.
Password information can be found on our Moodle page.
My Maths logoMyMaths: Great place to learn Maths.
Password information can be found on our Moodle page
BBC Bitesize logoBBC Bitesize: Using numbers, carrying out calculations and interpreting results. Learning resources for students of Functional Skills in England.
Corbettmaths logoCorbett Maths: An excellent maths resource where you can watch instructional videos and try sample questions.
IXL logoIXL: A range of online practise questions by topic. If GCSE level practise is needed, select 'Year 11' and above.
Khan Academy logoKhan Academy: Learn Maths from basic to advanced from video tutorials and tests.
Maths Genie logoMaths Genie: A great site for your maths revision. There are lots of how-to videos and lots of sample questions.
Maths Made Easy logoMaths Made Easy: Past exam papers, videos and revision papers by topic.
On Maths logoOn Maths: Past exam papers, videos and revision papers by topic.

Planet eStream Videos

Planet eStream is an amazing video-on-demand service that holds thousands of film, TV and radio resources for use with your studies. Click below to search  videos you may find useful for your course.

To log in:

  1. Go to Planet eStream
  2. Enter your College login details and password then click Log in

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Maths Magician

Maths Magician is a 20-week numeracy scheme using ‘scenarios’ based on practical situations to solve puzzles. Questions for each week are posted on Google Classroom.

Click the image below for more information

Maths Magician logo

Maths Lab

What does the Maths Lab provide?

Students attend the maths lab for a variety of reasons:

  • They may find working in class too stressful to learn content and need extra time to go over what has been learned.
  • They may be frightened of maths due to bad experiences in the past, and need to build their confidence.- They may find a particular topic difficult and want to work on this.
  • They have not used maths for many years and worry about looking foolish in class.
  • Some may wish to push their maths skills further and study some topics that are not covered in their class - others will want to use the facilities and complete some online work with supervision and guidance.

Students will be made to feel welcome and safe, and our coaches will let them know how they can help. Students learn that it is ok to use their mistakes to inform how particular topics work.

Our aim is for students to leave the Maths Lab with a better understanding of maths and to have more confidence in their ability to solve maths problems. Our hope is that this will encourage them to return to the Maths Lab, and share the positive experience of learning maths with their friends and peers.

To find out more, you can click here to watch a short summary video, or you can follow the Maths Lab on Twitter @NCMathsLab. 


Organised by the Maths department, the Maths Lab is available to support you with Functional Skills and GCSE Maths. This year they are offering a slightly different service to comply with social distancing, with the following booking system:

Mondays and Tuesdays
Six slots will be available to book, with four slots available for drop-ins, every hour between 8.30am and 4pm.

Wednesday mornings
Six slots will be available to book only, every hour between 8.30am and 12.30pm.

Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays and Fridays
30 minute online slots will be available to book.

Maths Lab Booking Form

The Maths Lab is also on Google Classroom. Please enter the code s3xdslm 
Maths Lab logo


Information and Study skills

The Library can offer support within any of the following areas. Click on any of the topics below to go to the Information and Study Skills Moodle page which includes Study Smart courses for each topic as well as activities, PowerPoint presentations and useful information leaflets.

The Library's Learning Facilitators are available to support you in developing your writing, computer, information and study skills. They are here to help you on your path to independent learning. If you need help with any of the areas listed above please talk to a Learning Facilitator.

Please note that access to Learning Facilitators this year is via appointment only. Please email with information on which areas or topics you would like help with. We will then arrange an appointment with you as soon as possible.