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Book Week Scotland

Posted by Katie

16 - 22 November is Book Week Scotland, an annual celebration of books and reading.

We love a focused week of celebration here at Maths Week Scotland! Books and stories are a fantastic way to engage with maths both as children and adults.

There's a number of ways you can get involved this year. Share what you get up to with @BookWeekScot #BookWeekScot

Share recommendations and stories

Share your favourite stories and poems this year with family, friends, neighbours and strangers. Why not place your favourite books in your window to recommend to passers by?

What are your favourite maths themed books? Share with us @MathsWeekScotland on Twitter.

If you don't know where to start Scottish Book Trust have some great STEM book suggestions for all ages.

Maths Books

Author Videos

Watch authors talking about the inspiration behind their books, the process of writing and telling their stories.

Books can be a great introduction to exploring the lives of historical or contemporary mathematical figures. Here author and illustrator Anna Doherty tells us the story of Ada Lovelace.

Kjartan Poskitt is a Maths Week Scotland regular and is the author of Murderous Maths. He has a great selection of fun videos on finding and enjoying the maths. Why not try one of his maths tricks after reading one of the Murderous Maths books?

If poetry is more of your thing, join Harry Baker as he talks about how he links maths and poetry in his video for National Numeracy Day.


Missed this years online Bookbug session for Maths Week Scotland. All the details on how to run your own numeracy themed one is here. Rhymes, music and storytelling bring numeracy alive for early years children in this session.

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Our Maths Week Scotland 2020 highlights

We are coming to the end of another fantastic year of maths inspiration and activity throughout Scotland! We’ve really enjoyed seeing all of your social media posts and following your exploration of maths throughout the week.

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Upcoming Events

NIK 8070 23rd Sep-4th Dec

Workshops by the University of Edinburgh

Online All day FREE

Staff and students at the University of Edinburgh are happy to deliver online workshops to schools, sharing their passion for Mathematics.

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