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Maths Week England

Now in its second year, Maths Week England 2020 takes place 9th – 14th November.

Its vision is to “provide young people in England with a positive image of mathematics, and to contribute in a small way to changing the national attitude towards this vital and beautiful subject.”

As requested by Maths Week England, we’ve collated activities particularly suitable for Early Years Foundation Stage (ages 4 – 6) on this page. Check out our Fun Maths At Home page for our full range of activities.

**Remember our activities are designed with all primary ages in mind, inspiring children to explore the maths concepts and the creative opportunities at their own pace, and see where it leads them.

Schools you may wish to print out our activity sheets and send them home for families to do together during Maths Week! Send us photos and/or feedback of any activities you do in school by tagging us on social media @mathsontoast or email info@mathsontoast.org.uk and please encourage families to share their photos with us.

Families don’t forget to share photos of anything you do at home with us!

6 activities ideal for Early Years maths learning

Make a Snowflake

Perfect for chilly winter afternoons. Create your own festive decoration and explore space, shape and symmetry.

Make a lollypop stick snowflake

Make a pair of Maths Glasses

Explore the idea of maths glasses to help us see the maths all around us in our everyday lives.

Make a pair of Maths Glasses

Sorting cereal

A yummy way to collect, present and compare data using multi-shaped cereal.

Sorting cereal


Use these creepy crawlies to practise doubling + symmetry! Doublebugs

Shape garland + diamond necklace

Recognise and name 2D and 3D shapes and explore key properties of regular shapes, such as how many sides or faces they have. Shape garland & diamond necklace

Create a Number Character

What’s your favourite number? Choose a digit from 1-9 and bring it to life! This activity combines numbers and story telling. Create a Number Character

Share your creative maths creations with us on social media 📷

Get photographing and share your creative maths with us. Spread the maths love on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtags #MathsWeekEngland and #PositiveAboutMaths, tagging @mathsontoast!
You can also email pictures to info@mathsontoast.org.uk

How to build confidence with maths

Inspire curiosity and exploration

Being confident in maths starts with feeling comfortable and at ease with maths.

We encourage this with our creative, hands-on approach, providing crafty, playful maths activities and ideas to inspire curiosity and exploration.

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This festive season, celebrate Maths with your community

Build and decorate a festive tree with a difference!

We’re inviting families, schools and communities to come together in spirit and online to build and decorate a festive tree with a difference.

After a tough 2020, we want you to use your TetraTREEdron to spread a message of hope so why not decorate your TetraTREEdron with reflections of the year, messages for the future or any decorative designs you like.

Join in with our accessible creative maths project, suitable for all ages.

Take part in our TetraTREEdron project