Families

Maths is in the world around us, and there are plenty of ways for you and your family to have fun with maths at home, and out and about. Turn any day into a maths adventure!

Out & About

Science Centres, Museums & Art Galleries

Many science centres, museums and art galleries across the country take part in Maths Week Scotland, including some who offer maths activities at their sites all year round.

Nature Walk

Whether you live in an urban or rural area, a nature walk is a perfect activity for families to teach children about directional language, and to practise map reading skills.
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Maths Outdoors: Scavenger Shape Hunt

A scavenger shape hunt is a simple yet effective way for early learners to start recognising shapes in the world around them, and to learn their names.

At Home

Family Activities

Browse our maths inspired arts & crafts, games, puzzles, baking and more!
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Ready, set, bake! Learning maths through baking.

We love baking here at Maths Week Scotland, not least because there are a multitude of maths and numeracy skills involved in baking - from weighing, measuring and counting, to fractions, conversions, telling the time and more…

Book Reviews

Browse our recommendations for maths and numeracy related children's books.
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2024 Maths Week Scotland Theme

Maths Week Scotland 2024 will take place 23 September - 29 September and the theme will be Maths Tales, looking at how Maths is used to tell stories. Whether it’s the link between maths and literature, the history of maths and prominent mathematicians, or the stories woven in to maths trails and escape rooms.

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Latest News and Events

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Maths at Work Compilation Packs

We have pulled together all the 'Maths at Work' related activities from our past Activity Packs, to make it easier for you to access this content which can be reused year after year. The compilation packs align with the levels of the Scottish curriculum.

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Facing the Future: Edinburgh Science Festival 2024

It's Spring in Edinburgh means, which means the return of the Edinburgh Science Festival (30 March - 14 April)! This years theme is Shaping the Future, and we've browsed through the programme to pick out some of our maths highlights for you.

29th Sep
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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