Maths Week Scotland is a week of events and activity, with special events throughout 2019 and 2020. Maths Week Scotland took place 30 September - 6 October 2019.
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.
Maths Week Scotland is a week of events and activity, with special events throughout 2020. Now in its fourth successful year, Maths Week Scotland will take place 28 September - 4 October 2020.
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.
Do you have an idea for a great event? Or want to see more in your area? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out what we got up this year in our Maths Week Scotland 2019 report.
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.
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 email@example.com
Women in Maths
To celebrate women in Maths Day (12 May) we interviewed six women with maths at the core of their role and will be releasing the videos throughout May.
Our next two videos are women who work with large numbers which affect all of our lives. Kate Forbes is the Cabinet Secretary for Finance for Scotland and Esther Roughsedge is a Statistician at National Records of Scotland.