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Autumn and winter activities with Multiply

Autumn and winter activities with Multiply

Most of the maths in the workshops listed, is hidden in the enjoyable activities we incorporate into the sessions. This is to demonstrate how we often use maths without even realising that we're doing it!

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To book onto one of the fantastic workshops we have on offer, get in touch with a member of the team on:


Planning an Eco-friendly Party

Two or four-hour session to do your bit for the environment and ditch the plastic and waste associated with parties. Learn mathematical facts and figures about waste and use measure and calculations as you make your own decorations, such as bunting, piñatas, and rosettes and get ideas on sustainable party bags and gifts.

These sessions can be themed around seasonal events such as Halloween, Easter, Christmas, or for birthdays.


Marvellous Maths

Two-hour session aimed at parents and carers of children aged 4-12 years, supporting them to develop their children’s love of maths. We introduce them to the Century maths app, which offers free online courses for adults and there is a reward of a £20 shopping voucher for every course completed on Century. There is an option for the session we deliver to end with some ‘family learning’ time, where the children join their adults in a carousel of fun maths-related activities.


Stay Safe Online

A two-hour session that will help you find out how to stay safe on social media, how to avoid online scams and identity fraud, how to shop and bank online securely, and how to keep your laptop, email, and mobile phone virus free, all while improving your number skills.


Confident Me

This is a confidence building workshop in the broadest sense. It uses maths as an example of how to breakdown tasks to make them more manageable and in turn build confidence. It is a one-off two hour session.


Wellness with Food

This one-off two hour session is designed to look into superfoods and how they support wellness. Activities include working out portion sizes and the value of nutrients in diet. This would suit individuals who are looking to move on to Functional Skills at level one or above.


Wreath Making

Spend two hours making a sustainable wreath which you can bring out again and again, rather than keep replacing every year. In the session, you will use maths to measure and calculate as you create a ‘ribbon wreath’, selecting your own colours and patterns to match your decor or the season. Wreaths can be for Christmas, Autumn, Spring, Easter etc depending on the colours used.


Financial Literacy

A bite-sized Level 1 qualification which increases knowledge and awareness of money management. 30 hours of learning covers banking basics, money management, scams, and safety.


Air Fryer

Join us for our two x 3-hour sessions to see why Air Fryers have become so popular. Learn how to make some easy, nutritious meals for one and find out how they can save you money on your energy and food bills. Plus, you’ll receive a free 1.2L air fryer after attending both sessions.


Soup and Smoothie Workshops

Low budget ingredients to make the most healthy soups (can be made within 20 mins) and the most nutritious smoothies. All fresh, basic ingredients, to help you eat better, have more energy and help with the cost of living on your shopping bills! All fresh ingredients, no junk, and a way to learn about wholesome food that will help you spend less whilst eating better!


A Taste of Italy

This is offered as 2 x two hour sessions, and is designed to give you a taste of Italian food, language and culture, with interesting facts, fun quizzes and of course some pasta making – all using numbers.

Autumn/Winter Activities

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“I haven’t worked for about 15 years as I have five children. My husband works full-time so trying to juggle children is quite difficult, for childcare. It’s my time now. My youngest is seven this year and it’s my time to get back to work. “Even though I did an NVQ level 3 in teaching assistance 12 years ago, I didn’t resit my maths and English, so they’re still CSEs, not even a GCSE, so I need to put myself out there and try and do it."

Karen, who took part in Cooking on a Budget with Colburn Community Hub, said…

Murder Mystery

Host our fun-filled event completing tasks and working as a team to eliminate suspects from the list and uncover the murderer. A 2-hour session of problem solving and intrigue.


Get Ready for Christmas

All things Christmas but on a budget. This course can be a one off session or run over a number of weeks. Topics covered include making cards, gift wrapping, making wreaths and garlands and of course Christmas cooking!


Measures for Mindfulness

This is a 2 x two hour session activity that uses measures to get the creative juices flowing to promote mindfulness, an interactive and practical activity.


School Holiday Fun on a Budget

In this two-hour session, participants will get a ‘passport’ full of free and low-cost ideas for keeping their families busy during the school holiday: indoor and outdoor activities at home, cooking together, free days out and local attractions. They also get tips and hints on budgeting to help them stay within their own budget and save up for special days out.


Garland making

In this two hour session you will use measuring and calculation as you create a sustainable garland, which you can bring out every year! Garlands can be for Christmas, Autumn, Spring, Easter etc depending on the colours used.


Festive cocktails

A seasonal twist on our popular Mocktails and Maths. Enjoy taking part in our fact filled quiz whilst sipping on a winter themed mocktail followed by a discussion about all sorts of weird and wonderful facts and history. A one-off session in collaboration with Adult Learning.