Pupils join in Maths Week Scotland

Mill o’Forest Primary School has received a grant for outdoor maths provision as part of Maths Week Scotland.

Thursday, 24th September 2020, 6:54 am

The event is taking place from September 28 to October 4 and local schools are joining in the fun with a wide range of activities.

Maths Week Scotland is part of the Scottish Government’s drive to encourage positive attitudes to numeracy and maths and is developed and delivered by National Museums Scotland.

As well as the main programme of events, the Maths Week Scotland Small Grants Fund, a partnership between the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, the Glasgow Mathematical Journal Trust and the Scottish Government, has supported more than 100 local activities across the country encouraging innovation and participation.

School activities include outdoor learning activities, escape room themed exercises and cooking theme. The range of activities highlights how maths is an everyday activity, and central to enjoyment of games, sport, art and design.

Katie Oldfield, Maths Week Scotland co-ordinator, said: “So many schools have come up with really exciting activities that put maths where it belongs – at the heart of learning.

“Maths has a role to play in so many daily activities and across so many different careers and sectors and it is fantastic that Maths Week allows teachers and children to think about the subject in different ways.”

Maths Week Scotland is supported by celebrities such as Olympian and Maths graduate, Eilish McColgan; mathematics professor and broadcaster Hannah Fry; author Marcus de Sautoy and comic illustrator Rossie Stone.

A supporting year-round programme for schools, families, adults and community groups is part of an ongoing drive to transform Scotland into a maths-positive nation through raising the profile of maths and encouraging enthusiasm for maths across Scotland.

Visit mathsweek.scot for more details.