Activities

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.




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Maths Outdoor Games
  • Age groups
  • 4-6
  • 7-10

25 Maths Games for a variety of ages using outdoor space including playground, woodlands and playing fields

Created by Juliet Robertson

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Mindset Maths Through Golf
  • Age groups
  • 7-10
  • 11-14

From pars to handicaps, wind speed to distance, ball trajectory to the slant of the green, almost every aspect of golf relies on numerical calculation. These resources are a fun way to explore maths through golf. Suitable for Second Level learners.

Created by Winning Scotland Foundation and Aberdeen Standard Investments

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Lochdonia Manor Escape Room
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  • 7-10
  • 11-14
  • 14-16
  • 16+

Use your logic, numeracy skills and your wits to escape Lochdonia Manor.

Work your way through the rooms, find the codes and defeat the guard!

Created by the Scottish Mathematical Council

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Maths Inside
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  • All

Maths is part of our daily life but sometimes we don’t really think about it. The home, exercise route, daily dog walks and the weekly shop turned into a playground… your chance to get creative and make mathematical connections!

Maths inside is a photo competition open to everyone living in Scotland

Take a look at these resources created to help you find the maths inside !

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BBC Rainbow Quizzes
  • Age groups
  • 4-6
  • 7-10

The Rainbow Quiz is a set of audio quizzes for First Level classes, presented by BBC Scotland's Catriona Shearer.

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Maths Week at Work
  • Age groups
  • 11-14
  • 16+

Ever wondered how maths graduates use their skills in their jobs? Join Francesca Iezzi in these videos to find out and have a go at some of the challenges yourself!

Produced by University of Edinburgh

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Bookbug Session
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  • 0-4

Run your own Maths Week Scotland themed Bookbug session around counting, shapes and sizes, songs and ryhmes. Download resources to help plan your session.


Created by Scottish Book Trust

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Castle Quest
  • Age groups
  • 7-10
  • 11-14

How did maths shape the castle? How did the radius of a circle help people survive a seige?

Explore Edinburgh Castle through maths with the whole family. Aimed at children aged 7-11.

Adapted for use at home to support remote learning.

Produced by National Museums Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland and The Regimental Museums in Edinburgh Castle

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Games about mathematicians for Maths Week 2020
  • Age groups
  • 7-10

The Parent Council at Anderston Primary have created a series of games about a range of mathematicians. Each game should take around 20 minutes to play and can be done using an app or simply solved on paper (although an adult will be needed to check the codes are correct!)

The games are suitable for people working at Maths Level 2 (usually upper primary or roughly ages 8 – 11).

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The Climate Quiz
  • Age groups
  • 14-16
  • 16+

In this 3-part challenge, mathematical problems are given to reveal the issues and consequences of climate change. We’re challenging students across Scotland to see how you can use maths to better the world. Whether it’s by calculating the water flow in the world's rivers or comparing the biggest CO2 emitters, we want to see what you’ve got! The solution to these problems can empower you to make green choices in your own life and sort fact from misinformation, so give it a go and you could win a prize!


Created by Institute of Faculty of Actuaries

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Family Activities
  • Age groups
  • 4-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-14

Find activities to do with kids of all ages, out and about or at home

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Mini Mirror Pillar
  • Age groups
  • 11-14
  • 16+

Make your own mini Mirror Pillar and use maths to create art and sculpture.

Created by Mirror Pillar

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Have Fun with Maths
  • Age groups
  • 7-10
  • 11-14

Resources for P5-S3 students focusing on strategy games, including explanatory videos, puzzles and tips for teachers

Produced by University of Edinburgh

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Make a Difference
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Discover how problem solvers and critical thinkers unpick problems and tackle issues such as climate change and cyber risk.

Created by Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

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Can you predict the future?
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  • All

Find out how your maths expertise can help businesses protect themselves against the unknown

Created by Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

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Deputy Minister's Maths Challenges 2019
  • Age groups
  • 7-10
  • 11-14

Test yourself with the Deputy First Minister's 2019 Challenges, complete with video hints and tips.

Challenges created by Scottish Mathematical Council. Videos by BBC Learning and Chris Smith at Grange Academy.