Maths Week Scotland 2022 - What's On for Families?

Whats on for families featured

This year is our biggest Maths Week Scotland programme for families yet, with a mix of online events and in-person events across Scotland. Take part in the Maths Inside Photography competition, join an online Maths Circle, go on a Maths Trail, visit a local exhibition and lots more.

Our big family weekend is on the 1st & 2nd October, but we have events and activities for families during the whole of Maths Week Scotland (26 September - 2 October), and some even before then. Check below to see what's on in your area!

In the Run-up to Maths Week Scotland

Competition

  • The Maths Inside photography competition is open to everyone in Scotland and runs from 1 September to 3 October (please note new extended deadline)

Maths Trails

The following maths trails for families are available before and/or beyond Maths Week Scotland:

  • 1st September - 16th December 2022: Family Maths Trail at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life (Coatbridge)
  • 1st December 2022 - 30th June 2023: A World of Maths Trail at the National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh)
  • 26th September - 31st October 2022: Kipper's Maths Trail at the Scottish Fisheries Museum (Anstruther)

In-Person Events

Friday 23 September

  • 1:00pm – 3:30pm: Weaving by Numbers at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre (Motherwell)

Saturday 24 September

  • 10:30am - 4:30pm: Geometry, Art and Mind exhibit at the National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh)
  • 1:00pm – 3:30pm: Weaving by Numbers at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre (Motherwell)
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm: Weaving By Numbers - "Waulk and Talk" at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre (Motherwell)

During Maths Week Scotland

Monday 26 September

In-Person

  • 10:00am – 4:00pm: Family Maths Trail at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life (Coatbridge)
  • 10:00am - 4.30pm: Kipper's Maths Trail at the Scottish Fisheries Museum (Anstruther)
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm: A World of Maths Trail at the National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh)
  • 1:00pm – 3:30pm: Weaving by Numbers at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre (Motherwell)
  • 1:00pm - 8:00pm: Maths Scavenger Hunt at Stockbridge Library (Edinburgh)
  • All day: Stirling University self-led Maths Trail (Stirling)
  • All day: Dumfries & Galloway Town Trails (various locations)
  • All day: MatheMatters at Aberdeen City Libraries (various locations)

Online

Tuesday 27 September

In-Person

  • 10:00am – 4:00pm: Family Maths Trail at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life (Coatbridge)
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm: A World of Maths Trail at the National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh)
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm: Maths Scavenger Hunt at Stockbridge Library (Edinburgh)
  • 10:30am - 11:00am: Maths-themed Bookbug session at Stockbridge Library (Edinburgh)
  • All day: Stirling University self-led Maths Trail (Stirling)
  • All day: Dumfries & Galloway Town Trails (various locations)
  • All day: MatheMatters at Aberdeen City Libraries (various locations)

Online

Wednesday 28 September

In-Person

  • 10:00am – 4:00pm: Family Maths Trail at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life (Coatbridge)
  • 10:00am - 4.30pm: Kipper's Maths Trail at the Scottish Fisheries Museum (Anstruther)
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm: A World of Maths Trail at the National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh)
  • 1:00pm - 8:00pm: Maths Scavenger Hunt at Stockbridge Library (Edinburgh)
  • All day: Stirling University self-led Maths Trail (Stirling)
  • All day: Dumfries & Galloway Town Trails (various locations)
  • All day: MatheMatters at Aberdeen City Libraries (various locations)

Online

Thursday 29 September

In-Person

  • 10:00am - 10:30am: Maths themed Bookbug session at Moredun Library (Edinburgh)
  • 10:00am – 4:00pm: Family Maths Trail at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life (Coatbridge)
  • 10:00am - 4.30pm: Kipper's Maths Trail at the Scottish Fisheries Museum (Anstruther)
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm: A World of Maths Trail at the National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh)
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm: Maths Scavenger Hunt at Stockbridge Library (Edinburgh)
  • 3:30pm - 4:3pm: Lego Challenge at Moredun Library (Edinburgh)
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm: The beauty of maths in generating success at Aberdeen Science Centre (Aberdeen)
  • All day: Stirling University self-led Maths Trail (Stirling)
  • All day: Dumfries & Galloway Town Trails (various locations)
  • All day: MatheMatters at Aberdeen City Libraries (various locations)

Online

Friday 30 September

In-Person

  • 10:00am – 4:00pm: Family Maths Trail at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life (Coatbridge)
  • 10:00am - 4.30pm: Kipper's Maths Trail at the Scottish Fisheries Museum (Anstruther)
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm: A World of Maths Trail at the National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh)
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm: Maths Scavenger Hunt at Stockbridge Library (Edinburgh)
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Mini Sports Day at Aberdeen Science Centre
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm: Using Shapes for Art drop-in activity at Leith Library (Edinburgh)
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm: The Maths of Life & Death at Bayes Centre (Edinburgh)
  • All day: Stirling University self-led Maths Trail (Stirling)
  • All day: Dumfries & Galloway Town Trails (various locations)
  • All day: MatheMatters at Aberdeen City Libraries (various locations)

Online

Saturday 1 October

In-Person

  • 10:00am – 11:00am: Why do golf balls have dimples? at the R&A World Golf Museum (St Andrews) | booking required
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm: Maths Attack! Family drop-in activity & maths trail at Lauriston Castle (Edinburgh)
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm: Family drop-in activities at Dynamic Earth (Edinburgh)
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm: Maths Scavenger Hunt at Stockbridge Library (Edinburgh)
  • 10:30am – 3:00pm: Forensic Maths drop-in sessions at Surgeons’ Hall Museums (Edinburgh)
  • 10:30am – 3:30pm: The Maths of Ship Design at the Scottish Maritime Museum (Irvine)
  • 10:30am – 3:30pm: The Maths of Ship Design at the Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank (Dumbarton)
  • 10:00am – 4:00pm: Family Maths Trail at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life (Coatbridge)
  • 10:00am - 4.30pm: Kipper's Maths Trail at the Scottish Fisheries Museum (Anstruther)
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm: A World of Maths Trail at the National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh)
  • 12:00pm - 4:30pm - Geometry, Art and Mind exhibit at James Clerk Maxwell Building, University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh)
  • 1:00pm – 4:00pm: Edinburgh Maths Circle at the University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh)
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm: Stirling University Maths Trail - Guided Walk (Stirling)
  • All day: Stirling University self-led Maths Trail (Stirling)
  • All day: Dumfries & Galloway Town Trails (various locations)
  • All day: MatheMatters at Aberdeen City Libraries (various locations)

Online

Sunday 2 October

In-Person

  • 10:00am – 4:00pm: Family Maths Trail at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life (Coatbridge)
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm: Maths Attack! Family drop-in activity & maths trail at Lauriston Castle (Edinburgh)
  • 10:00am - 4:30pm: The Beauty of Maths: Tiling, Geometry & Art at the National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh)
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm: A World of Maths Trail at the National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh)
  • 10:30am – 3:30pm: The Maths of Ship Design at the Scottish Maritime Museum (Irvine)
  • 11:00am - 4.30pm: Kipper's Maths Trail at the Scottish Fisheries Museum (Anstruther)
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm: Stirling University Maths Trail - Guided Walk (Stirling)
  • All day: Stirling University self-led Maths Trail (Stirling)
  • All day: Dumfries & Galloway Town Trails (various locations)

Online

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