Are you a school or teacher who is interested in showing children and parents that maths can be creative and enjoyable? Our events and activities show families how they can have fun doing maths together. They also give teachers and parents a chance to chat informally and build the sense of a school community.
We love visiting schools and we have an community maths event, Festival of Triangles, with which we’ll help you create an energetic maths week that includes parents. We also deliver professional development around family learning, often with groups of schools. Finally, we have an educational family maths game – Number Rumbler. Do also read to the end of this page where there’s a link to some relevant grants.
Number Rumbler is a family maths game that supports number sense – children (and parents and teachers!) make the connections between numbers represented in lots of different ways. There is more information on our About Number Rumbler page. A pack costs £7 – you can buy the game through our partners, Autopress Education, Amazon, Cambridge House or Power of 2 along with all your other supplies.
Teachers have commented on the great educational potential they see in the maths game, particularly for SEN.
You can download a PDF of the maths game for free from TES Resources to cut out and use in your classroom. If you do, please consider leaving a review – it helps other people find and use the resource.
We are currently writing a guide to using Number Rumbler in a school context which will be available here for free. If you have successes to share with us please get in touch (on twitter, on facebook, or via the form below)
Festival of Triangles
Festival of Triangles is for your whole community – it’s a celebration of maths and your school all at once. You’ll get a ‘Maths week in a box’ – pictured – with everything you need to build up a sense of mathematical excitement in school. There are activities, materials and a kit to promote the event to parents. Then we’ll come into school to run the event itself – a 2-3 hour festival of mathematical activities for families (and teachers!). Price range: £600-£1000, depending on size of school and whether you are able to provide volunteer helpers.
From autumn 2017 we’ll be changing how we deliver Festival of Triangles – repackaging it, so that you can run the event yourself or include it as part of your professional development programme. Watch this space!
so that you can run the event yourself or include it as part of your professional development programme. Watch this space!
As we package it up, we’re realising that there are elements we can share for free. So … here’s a triangle song with karaoke style lyrics . Triangular Smile was written especially by Helen Arney for Maths on Toast. Here’s a version of the triangle song with karaoke style lyrics and no vocals. And the triangle song lyrics and chords are here!
More bits and bobs coming soon.
Just get in touch using the form below if you would like more information.
Within London Zones 1-6 we do not charge additional travel costs, assuming you are in reach of public transport. Beyond that, please enquire.
If you are a very small school (such as a hospital school) please get in touch as we may be able to provide a tailored option. Please do ask also if there is something we’re not offering that you’d like – it’s useful to know!
There are also several STEM grants you can apply for which may cover the costs of our visit to your school.
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