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.
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.
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?
Nifty numbers activity
Improve your family’s number skills and have fun at the same time with these creative ideas and games.
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!
Data decoder maths activity
Decode the world around you with this activity. Explore the fractions, percentages and decimals spotted in everyday life.
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.
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.
Party puzzle maths activity
How do you see patterns differently from others? Create your own pattern and compare it with your friends.
Two craft activities perfect for chilly winter afternoons. Download these snowflake activities to create your own festive decorations and explore space, shape and symmetry.
Super shapes maths activity
Draw your favourite shape in the form of superhero! What special powers will it have?
Make your own Toast Tangram puzzle, and then make giraffes, cats or whatever you want. It’s playing with your food, but it’s also definitely mathematical.
When you make Little Robot you’re seeing how flat shapes come together to make 3D shapes – a maths skill. There’s also counting, logic, and figuring out.
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 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!
Magic maths: how to step inside a playing card
And now for your next trick – discover how to step inside a playing card. Abracadabra!
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.
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.
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?