5 golden rules for enjoying maths at home

Tips on how to create positive maths experiences at home. Maths is everywhere. Cooking, shopping, packing things into bags and boxes, planning a journey… even the buildings all around you. The more you look, the more you will see. Being wrong is OK. Don’t feel bad about mistakes – they are part of learning. If […]

Celebrating inspiring mathematicians for International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020 our CEO Lucy Davis writes about 3 women with a passion for maths…  Marie Korsaga – West Africa’s First Female Astrophysicist  Inspired by lunar missions, Marie always wanted to understand the universe as a child. Last year she completed her PhD in ‘The distribution of dark and visible matter in spiral […]

Fun books about maths!

For World Book Day 2020, why not have some fun with figures? There are lots of reading books that include maths in playful and visually rich ways.  Here are some of our favourites.

Take the ‘How To’ Half Term Challenge!

As the February half-term break approaches, parents and carers are no doubt busy searching for fun, low-cost entertainment ideas. We can’t always rely on the weather behaving so if you are after a fun, educational indoor activity, our series of ‘How To…’ creative maths videos is perfect. It’s called Maths on Toast Bites. There are […]

❄ Festive crafts (with a maths twist) ❄

Explore space, shape and symmetry with these two snowflakes activities. Perfect for chilly winter ‘craft-ernoon’.   Our website has lots of activities for children and their grown-ups to do together. Why not choose one or two to try over the Christmas holidays.   Doing maths as a family using our creative approach can support positive […]

Support us this December

If you support our mission to help families and communities feel more positive about maths, you can donate to our Festive Fundraiser. We want to raise as much as possible in the run-up to the New Year so we can have even more maths fun in 2020! Why support Maths on Toast? 30% of adults wrongly believe […]

Meet the team: Susan

Susan is one of our Community & Schools Outreach Coordinators. She joined Maths on Toast in September 2019.  What did you do before you joined Maths on Toast? I worked in a primary school whilst pursuing my passion for art and children’s illustration. Previously I spent 13 years working as a schools development lead for […]

A longer read – Ada Lovelace: was it all her mum’s doing?

Alexandra Fitzsimmons, Maths on Toast’s founder, delves into Ada Lovelace’s early maths experiences and discovers a strong female role model.   It’s come round again – the day when we celebrate Ada Lovelace, famed for writing what was probably the world’s first ever computer programme – and for doing so in a time when women […]

What are Rangoli patterns?

A Rangoli is a colourful design made on the floor using coloured rice powder. It is often used by Hindus throughout Diwali. Another form of Rangoli pattern is Mendhi which is used to decorate hands and feet during festivals and weddings. In maths, Rangoli patterns are a creative way to discover symmetry, reflection and tessellation. […]

Farewell & Thank You Francesca

Family Maths events - maths of me

“It was about five years ago that I made my first of many (hundreds, thousands?)  tetrahedron out of straws. Since then I have had the privilege of delivering creative maths with schools, community partners, museums and of course libraries. The 3-year residency at Pancras Square Library has been a real highlight and it has been a pleasure to work with so many families from Camden and beyond. Some of you came along as a group who already […]