‘How To…’ Fun maths videos

‘How To…’ Fun maths videos

What is Maths on Toast Bites?

We’ve created a series of 5 fun ‘How To…’ videos presented by a group of young enthusiastic ‘maths advocates’. This unique online maths resource is called Maths on Toast Bites.

The presenters, aged between 8 and 11, demonstrate a range of creative family maths activities. They make a few mistakes along the way but that’s ok. In fact it’s more than ok, it’s great. Because mistakes are a very important part of the learning process. Watching the ‘How To…’ videos broadens children and their families’ view of what and where maths is, and shows them that maths can be creative, family fun.

‘How To…’ Half-Term Challenge

Maths on Toast Bites is an ideal half-term activity for families – fun, educational, low-cost and weather-proof!

Teachers – you can download a letter/email/newsletter template to tell parents and carers all about the How To Half Term Challenge here

What materials do I need?

Supporting material for each activity is available to download underneath each film and below you’ll find a list of the extra items you will need.

  • Cocktail sticks
  • Midget Gems (or any small gummy sweets)
  • 1kg bag of sugar (you could use a 1kg bag of flour or box of cereal)
  •  Drinking straws
  •  Playing cards (or any card cut to the size of a playing card)
  • Two dice

You will also need:

  • Scissors
  • Pens/pencils
  • Glue
  • Tape

For some activities you will need access to a printer.

Where can I watch the films?

Right here on our website! Links to each film are below. You can watch them in any order.

🎬 HOW TO MAKE A HEXAFLEXAGON

🎬 HOW TO CONSTRUCT A STURDY STRUCTURE

🎬 HOW TO MAKE PLATONIC SOLIDS

🎬 HOW TO STEP THROUGH A PLAYING CARD

🎬 HOW TO ENJOY FUN FAMILY MATHS