Awards Season: Maths Wi Nae Borders
Posted by Katie Oldfield
As the world of showbiz gears up for weeks of nominations, after parties and red carpets we are also celebrating success here at Maths Week Scotland. Winners from Sumdog and Maths Wi Nae Borders will be presented with certificates and prizes whilst taking part in exclusive behind the scenes events.
Scottish Parliament sees high profile visitors each day and on 20 February there were none so important as Class 4Y1 from Peebles High School. Class 4Y1 were awarded the Maths Wi Nae Borders winners trophy for a second year in a row!
John Swinney Deputy First Minister and Chris Smith Maths Wi Nae Borders creator awarded pupils with trophies, certificates and amazon vouchers.
Pupils were then surprised with an exclusive private tour of the chamber by John Swinney. They had the chance to hear first hand how speaking and voting works in the chamber whilst standing next to the First Ministers seat.
Maths Wi Nae Borders received 190 entries in 2019 with a whopping 4311 pupils taking part. The judges were so impressed with the creativity, teamwork and skill of all the entries.
Congratulations also to the following schools who were runners up in the competition
Brannock High School (5.1)
Brannock High School (4Z1)
Robert Gordons 311
Robert Gordons 321
Massive thank you to Chris Smith and his amazing team of super judges for creating and marking Maths Wi Nae Borders. The team give up their free time to mark all the entries which is no small feat!
Maths Wi Nae Borders will be back for 2020. Can your class knock Peebles off the top spot?
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.