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Maths Week Scotland is a week of events and activity, with special events throughout the year.

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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.

What?

Maths Week Scotland is a dedicated week of events and activity, with special events throughout the year. Maths Week Scotland 2021 took place from 27 September - 3 October and you can read about some of our highlights here.

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 info@mathsweek.scot.

Find out what we got up to in 2021 with our Maths Week Scotland Evaluation Report

Why?

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.

Who?

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 info@mathsweek.scot

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Latest News

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#MathsWeekScot 2022 - Beauty of Maths Highlights

We have seen some really incredible music and art projects shared, inspired by this year's theme of 'Beauty of Maths'. Here are just a few of our highlights from the week so far.

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Upcoming Events

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Money Maths at Museum on the Mound

Museum on the Mound All day Free

We are excited to offer Maths versions of our popular money-themed schools workshops. These are entirely free of charge. Best suited for P5-P7 pupils.

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