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Maths Week Scotland is a dedicated week of events and activity, with special events throughout the year.

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Maths is all around us. We use it in our daily lives when cooking tea, playing sport or deciding whether to go for that impulse purchase. It shapes our society in our voting systems and the way we use data. It underpins the art we view and the music we listen to.

What?

Maths Week Scotland is a dedicated week of events and activity, with special events throughout the year. Maths Week Scotland 2024 will take place Monday 23 September - Sunday 29 September, and the theme this year is Maths Tales.

You can uncover the maths we take for granted in our lives, and see maths in a whole new light during Maths Week Scotland. Even if you haven't thought about maths since your last lesson at school, there is something for everyone.

“Even if you haven't thought about maths since your last lesson at school, there is something for everyone.”

Events take place all across Scotland for families, adults and schools during Maths Week Scotland and throughout the year. Take a look at our Events page to find something near you.

Or check out some of the highlights from Maths Week Scotland 2023, from museums and science centres, to how schools interpreted last year's Maths in Motion theme.

Do you have an idea for a great event? Or want to see more in your area? Let us know at info@mathsweek.scot.

Why?

In 2016 the Making Maths Count advisory group made recommendations in their report to transform Scotland into a maths-positive nation through raising the profile of maths, and encouraging enthusiasm for maths across Scotland. One of these recommendations was to establish an annual week of maths celebration to bring together events across the country with online and hands-on experiences

One year later the first Maths Week Scotland wowed all ages with talks, puzzle rooms and classroom games. It has been growing ever since with more events and ways to be involved.

Who?

National Museums Scotland are funded by the Scottish Government to deliver Maths Week Scotland.

To find out more, for press enquiries or to get involved email info@mathsweek.scot

Register your school with us and tell us about your Maths Week Events.
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Science Sunday at the National Museum of Flight

National Museum of Flight | | Free with museum admission
Celebrate Maths Tales with our Science Sunday at the National Museum of Flight