Maths Week Scotland 2022 - Events for Schools

Schools events highlights featured

For Maths Week Scotland (26 September - 2 October 2022), we have a mix of online and in-person events and workshops for schools to book, as well as a variety of challenges and competitions running at various points in and around the week itself.

You can find all of our events listed in our online events calendar, but to help you with your planning we have pulled together an overview of daily highlights. We will be updating this, as new events come in, so please keep checking.

Please note that the majority of our free events still require pre-booking, so please don't delay if you are interested in any of these.

In the Run-up to Maths Week Scotland

Competitions

A few of our competitions kick off before 26 September.

  • Maths Inside photography competition, open to everyone in Scotland (1 September to 3 October - please note new extended deadline)
  • Scotland Rocks times tables competition for schools (7:30am - 7:30pm, daily from 19 September to 22 September)
  • Sumdog online maths contest for schools (from 8am on 23 September to 8pm on 29 September)
  • ICMS Pi-ku Competition (12 September to 30 September)

Info Sessions for Educators

  • Tuesday 13 September at 5pm: Introduction to Maths Circles for primary school educators, with the University of Edinburgh (online)
  • Thursday 15 September at 5pm: Introduction to Maths Circles for secondary school educators, with the University of Edinburgh (online)
  • Friday 23 September at 5pm: Celebrate Mathematics with the University of Edinburgh ( in Edinburgh) | for all teachers and educators

Events

Saturday 24 September

  • 10:30am - 4:30pm: Geometry, Art and Mind exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Year Round Events

The following online and in-person events are being offered throughout the year, as well as during Maths Week Scotland itself, and can be booked at various times to suit your school group.

Online Events

In-Person Events

  • 29 August 2022 - 31 May 2023: Money Maths at Museum on the Mound, Edinburgh | for P5 – P7
  • 31 August 2022 - 30 June 2023: All things numerical at the Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh | for all ages
  • 1 September 2022 - 23 December 2022: School Maths Trail at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge
  • 1 September 2022 - 30 June 2023: A World of Maths Trail at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh | for primary & secondary schools
  • 26 September 2022 - 18 June 2023: Journey Around the World at the Burrell Collection, Glasgow | for Early Years
  • 26 September 2022 - 28 June 2023: Ancient Egyptian Maths and Science at the Glasgow Museums Resources Centre | for primary schools

During Maths Week Scotland

Monday 26 September

Online Events

  • 9:15am - Maths and Art: Beethoven’s Metronome | for ages 11+
  • 10:00am - Code breaking and cryptography | for secondary schools
  • 1:20pm - Maths in the Real World: Vertical Farming | for upper primary & secondary
  • 2:00pm - Cuthbert the Croc Sees Double | for primary schools
  • 4:00pm - Webinar: Linking maths and picture books in Early Years settings | for educators

Other Online Activities:

In-Person Events

  • 10:30am - Powerhouse STEM Workshop at the National Museum of Scotland | for P5-P7
  • 12:30pm - Powerhouse STEM Workshop at the National Museum of Scotland | for P5-P7

Tuesday 27 September

Online Events

  • 9:15am - STEMazing Structures: Shapes in Construction (interactive session) | for ages 5-10
  • 9:30am - Infinity Tiles workshop | for primary schools
  • 10:00am - Code Your Own Data Selfie | for P7 to S2
  • 10:00am - Playing Sudoku on Graphs | for secondary schools
  • 11:00am - Fallacies in Statistics | for secondary schools
  • 1:30pm - Maths and Art: Symmetry and Shapes | for ages 10+

Other Online Activities:

In-Person Events

  • 10:30am - Curious Maths Quiz at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh | for S1/S2
  • 10:30am - Powerhouse STEM Workshop at the National Museum of Scotland | for P5-P7
  • 12:30pm - Powerhouse STEM Workshop at the National Museum of Scotland | for P5-P7
  • 1:30pm - Curious Maths Quiz at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh | for S1/S2

Wednesday 28 September

Online Events

  • 9:15am - Maths in the Real World: Displaying Data in Finance | for upper primary & secondary
  • 10:00am - Tilings and Patterns | for secondary schools
  • 1:30pm - Maths in the Real World: Science & Engineering | for upper primary & secondary
  • 4:00pm - The Journey of Food: Seeds and Grains resources launch | for educators

Other Online Activities:

In-Person Events

  • 10:30am - Powerhouse STEM Workshop at the National Museum of Scotland | for P5-P7
  • 12:30pm - Powerhouse STEM Workshop at the National Museum of Scotland | for P5-P7

Thursday 29 September

Online Events

  • 9:15am - Maths in the Real World: Construction Planning | for upper primary & secondary
  • 10:00am - Principle of Least Action | for secondary schools
  • 11:00am - Maths and Art: 3D Visualisation from the Glasgow School of Art | for ages 8-12
  • 1:30pm - Maths in the Real World: Match Statistics in Rugby | for upper primary, & secondary

Other Online Activities:

In-person Events

  • 10:00am - Forensic Maths Workshop at Surgeons’ Hall Museums, Edinburgh | for primary & secondary
  • 10:30am - Powerhouse STEM Workshop at the National Museum of Scotland | for P5-P7
  • 12:30pm - Powerhouse STEM Workshop at the National Museum of Scotland | for P5-P7
  • 2:00pm - University of Dundee Schools Event | for S5-S6 (book by 26 Sept)

Friday 30 September

Online Events

  • 9:15am - Maths in the Real World: Using Percentages for Community Benefit | for upper primary & secondary
  • 10:00am - An equation for a beautiful sea ice mosaic | for secondary schools

Other Online Activities:

Saturday 1 October

Online Activities

Sunday 2 October

Online Activities

As well as great events for schools there is a fantastic family programme on 1 and 2 October throughout Scotland. Check out our What's On for Families? guide to find out what's on in your local area.

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