Free early years maths stories and activities to enjoy
JoJo Gnome’s STEM Stories
JoJo Gnome helps younger children aged 3-7, engage with maths through stories in a fun way. So these free maths stories and activities are perfect for parents, carers and teachers to enjoy with early years children.
JoJo Gnome & The Shape Map (STEM story)
This year as part of celebrating Maths Week Scotland’s theme ‘Maths In Motion’ we have a new JoJo Gnome STEM story for you. ‘JoJo Gnome & the Shape Map’ finds JoJo Gnome making a map from all of the shapes he finds on a walk with his Grandpa. An ideal celebration of STEM and outdoor learning. This story was made possible by Maths Week Scotland funding.
Extra early years maths resources for teachers
There are free teachers notes to accompany this resource so you can make the most out of it. To obtain a free copy please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put ‘JoJo & The Shape Map PDF’ in the subject box (please state Scottish or English curriculum). Please say what school or nursery you work in please. Parents and carers are most welcome to ask for a copy too.
JoJo Gnome’s Maths Challenge (STEM story)
This exciting package of resources is built around STEAM and creative story telling. This JoJo Gnome project was made possible by funding from Creative Scotland. During the project Jo Hall has worked with a maths consultant and schools around Scotland. The result is fun maths based stories that allow the young people watching to go on and create their own versions of the stories. Find out more about the background to this project on Jo’s blog. Including how Jo and the pupils of Hamilton School For The Deaf came up with a new deaf character, Ella the Elf, who is fantastic at maths. You can watch a short film about how Ella was created.
Extra Early Years Maths Resources For Teachers
For teachers there is a free PDF available that maps the resource to both the Scottish and English curriculum. It shares how to get the most from the resource and has extension activities. To obtain a free copy please email email@example.com and put ‘JoJo Maths Challenge PDF’ in the subject box (please state Scottish or English curriculum). Please say what school or nursery you work in please. Parents and carers are most welcome to ask for a copy too.
JoJo Gnome’s Shape Stories made by schools
We are adding some new shape stories made by schools for Maths Week Scotland 2023. Enjoy!
JoJo Gnome’s Counting Stories
Enjoy these short stories that the children from various schools around Scotland have made with Jo Hall. Each story is different and there is an opportunity at the end of the film for your children to make their own version of the counting story. More of these fun stories will be added to throughout 2022.
Remember to check out the latest JoJo Gnome Story Podcast too.
JoJo Gnome’s Maths Story Workshop 2022/23
Have Jo Hall and JoJo Gnome come to your school and deliver a Maths Story Workshop. If you are outside the Central Belt of Scotland the workshop can be delivered online. Check out our workshops page and find out more.
Jo interested to hear what new counting stories you come up with. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and share the pictures from your stories.