Fun maths at home    Activities & Resources

Activities & Resources

We hold drop-in family maths workshops in libraries and community settings throughout the year. Keep an eye on our maths events page to see where you can find us.

But don’t worry if you can’t make it along to one of our sessions. Simply download one of our creative mathematical activities to try at home instead.

Creative maths activities to try at home

Numbers & Measurements

Maths of me maths activity

This activity is all about the maths of yourself. Explore the numbers surrounding you and your life. Download our easy to fill in worksheet with your key numbers and compare them with each other.

MATHS OF ME ACTIVITY

 

Marvellous measure maths activity

Forget treasure hunts – go on a measure hunt instead! Explore the different lengths of the everyday things you see. You’ll need a tape measure for this activity.

MARVELLOUS MEASURES ACTIVITY

 

New year in numbers (2019 ) maths activity

Take the 2019 number challenge! Can you find ways of getting numbers 1-12 using only 2,0,1,9 and the 4 operators?

NEW YEAR IN NUMBERS 2019 ACTIVITY

 

Nifty numbers activity

Improve your family’s number skills and have fun at the same time with these creative ideas and games.

NIFTY NUMBERS ACTIVITY

 

Fractions, Percentages & Time

Smarties fractions maths activity

Learn about fractions and ratios, and enjoy a treat at the same time! We use Smarties but you can use any multi-coloured sweet treat. You’ll need at least 2 packs – one for the activity and one to eat!

SMARTIES FRACTIONS ACTIVITY

 

Data decoder maths activity

Decode the world around you with this activity. Explore the fractions, percentages and decimals spotted in everyday life.

DATA DECODER ACTIVITY

 

Kings Cross family trail maths activity

Maths on the move! Take a trip to Kings Cross station in London to discover the maths around Pancras Square.

KINGS CROSS FAMILY MATHS TRAIL ACTIVITY

 

Patterns & Shapes

Modius strip maths activity

Download this template to make your own mobius strip. This mysterious shapes has only got one side – but how? Prepare to amaze your friends and family.

MOBIUS STRIP ACTIVITY

 

Party puzzle maths activity

How do you see patterns differently from others? Create your own pattern and compare it with your friends.

PARTY PUZZLE ACTIVITY

 

Snowflake activities

Two craft activities perfect for chilly winter afternoons. Download these snowflake activities to create your own festive decorations and explore space, shape and symmetry.

❄ LOLLY STICK SNOWFLAKE ACTIVITY ❄ PAPER SNOWFLAKE ACTIVITY

 

Super shapes maths activity

Draw your favourite shape in the form of superhero! What special powers will it have?

SUPER SHAPES ACTIVITY

 

Maths on Toast Bites Films

Maths on Toast Bites is an online maths resource. It is a series of 5 fun ‘How To…’ videos presented by children aged  8 – 11.

How to make a hexaflexagon

A hexaflexagon is a folded paper polygon with a magical hidden surprise inside. Make your own and astound your friends!

🎬 HOW TO MAKE A HEXAFLEXAGON

 

How to make Platonic solids

Discover the 5 special shapes known as the Platonic Solids. Make a Tetrahedron, which has 4 faces, and an Icosahedron, which has 20!

🎬 HOW TO MAKE PLATONIC SOLIDS

 

Magic maths: how to step inside a playing card

And now for your next trick – discover how to step inside a playing card. Abracadabra!

🎬 MAGIC MATHS: HOW TO STEP INSIDE A PLAYING CARD

 

Construction challenge film

Can you build a sturdy structure using only cocktail sticks and sweets? Try it yourself and discover which shapes are the strongest.

🎬 CONSTRUCTION CHALLENGE FILM

 

Fun maths games for the family

Fun maths games you can download and play at home with family and friends. You’ll need some dice for these.

🎬 FUN MATHS GAMES FOR THE FAMILY

 

Write a review of maths on toast bites

After you’ve watched all the videos, why not write a review? Download the review template and tell us what you think of each Maths on Toast Bites film – how many stars will you give us?

  WRITE A REVIEW OF MATHS ON TOAST BITES