‘Bites’ is a series of short ‘How To’ creative maths videos presented by children aged between 8 and 11. Aimed at primary school children and their families, our group of enthusiastic ‘maths advocates’ demonstrates a range of fun, hands-on maths activities that families can try together.
Our mission is to promote positive attitudes to maths. Bites will broaden children and their families’ view of what and where maths is, and show that maths can be creative, family fun.
Bites was developed in partnership with The Winch children’s charity and youth centre, and funded by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.
45 children from The Winch took part in the films, which were directed by Sebastian Thiel at Upshot Entertainment.
Participation in fun, creative, interactive maths activities and being given the time and space to explore mathematical concepts helps build positive experiences – the first step towards changing attitudes towards maths and addressing maths anxiety.
The 5 short films, along with accompanying activity instructions, are available to watch via Maths on Toast’s website.