Maths on Toast has created an online maths resource called Maths on Toast Bites. It is a series of 5 fun ‘How To…’ videos presented by children aged 8 – 11.
Our group of young enthusiastic ‘maths advocates’ demonstrates family maths activities to the audience – children their own age. 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.
Maths on Toast Bites will broaden children and their families’ view of what and where maths is, and support the concept that maths can be creative, family fun.
If you’re looking for some inspiring ideas on how to enjoy maths with your children at home or in the classroom, then you should definitely watch the whole series. Don’t forget to download the accompanying resources to make the most of it.
Here at Maths on Toast, our mission is to promote positive attitudes to maths. We know that maths anxiety and other negative beliefs can reduce a child’s motivation and achievement in maths. We believe creating positive experiences of doing maths as a family can counter that anxiety, and support motivation.
Supporting material for the activities demonstrated in each film are available to download, so that families can try them together at home or teachers can use them in the classroom. Trying them, enjoying them, and being aware that this is maths, will increase the whole family’s confidence, and allow everyone to develop shared learning experiences, and create positive memories of maths.
What are you waiting for? Go on, take a bite!
Once you’ve watched all the Maths on Toast Bites films and tried all the fun activities don’t forget to share your creations with us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using @mathsontoast. Then how about having a go at writing a review? We’ll publish a selection on our blog and use extracts in our annual reporting.