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What we do

We’re the family maths charity!

We’re on a mission to give all families and communities creative, hands-on human and social experiences of maths – we want everyone in the UK to feel positive about maths.

Thanks to our funders, we aim to achieve this with our three main areas of work

Community events

Maths is seldom offered as a family activity in public and community events. We’re here to change that! We run free events in public libraries that are open to all.

We also work in partnership with community groups, organisations and family charities to enable us to reach families who might otherwise not find us.

We’ve also collaborated with museums, heritage sites, and theatre companies, festivals and even city farms to bring our activities and message to an even wider audience and families who may not specifically be looking for maths.

Family maths drop-in session at Pancras Square Library

Community maths in schools

We develop creative maths resources and programmes for schools with a focus on parental engagement and community participation.

Our Festival of Triangles kit provides a week-long set of classroom activities. Designed to be run across the whole school, the week culminates in a celebratory family participation event.

Maths on Toast Coffee Mornings are a short series of family sessions run in schools to encourage parental engagement and offer an approachable introduction to enriching maths learning at home through hands-on, creative maths activities.

Festival of Triangles finale event in a school
The staff loved the week and were excited about teaching and the children were hyped for the big eventTeacher comment

Family maths at home

We provide free online resources to enable families to explore and enjoy maths at home together, discover how maths is everywhere you look and find out for themselves that maths can be for everyone! Our Fun Maths at Home resources include activities, challenges, videos, tips and advice.  

Number Rumbler is a fun family card game for playing together. Developed in collaboration with families, it was designed to enable children to develop ‘number sense’ through play. Number sense means not just learning maths facts ‘off by heart’ but gaining a deeper understanding of the relationship between the numbers in multiplication, division and times tables. 

Number Rumbler – Family Maths Game

How we’re funded

We’re funded by a mixture of grant income, trading income and donations from members of the public.