Holiday Countdown 2023 Highlights
Before we disappear for a break over the Christmas and New Year holidays, we wanted to say a big thank you for the great response we have once again had to our holiday countdown. We have loved hearing from families and schools joining in, and have rounded up some of the pictures that have been shared with us.
Thorntree Primary School in Glasgow worked out our Christmas Jumper Logic Puzzle and challenged themselves to the Bauble Hunt.
This afternoon, R10 enjoyed participating in @mathsweekscot ‘Christmas Holiday Countdown’ Challenge 7 - festive jumper puzzle. They worked in pairs to read the clues and used a table to help record answers. Great logic and use of different PS strategies! @thorntreeheidie pic.twitter.com/TOMWUT4h1j— McCloreyMr (@MccloreyMr) December 12, 2023
Today, Room 6 enjoyed the @mathsweekscot Christmas Holiday Countdown “Bauble Hunt” challenge! They had to identify, colour, count and sort all of the Christmas baubles. Super attention to detail as the baubles all looked very similar. Well done! 🎄@thorntreeheidie @MrsLAnderson pic.twitter.com/Vj883ISQhM— McCloreyMr (@MccloreyMr) December 13, 2023
Crathie School in Aberdeenshire made our 3D Paper Baubles for their Christmas tree. We especially love how the P7s challenged themselves to take the activity further.
We put up our beautiful Christmas tree from Balmoral estate today and decorated it with 3D baubles we made from #christmascountdown P7 challenged themselves to make a more interesting decoration. #mathsweekscot @Balmoral_Castle pic.twitter.com/iz4JTcOzjj— Crathie School (@Crathie_School) December 7, 2023
More 2D to 3D paper baubles from Clyde Primary School in Glasgow.
St Joseph's College Maths Club in Dumfries has been VERY busy, trying out various of our Christmas Countdown activities including the Festive Sudoku, Festive Bitmap Puzzles, Christmas Maze, Christmas Number Doodles, and Tongue Twisters Code Cracker!
The St Joseph's College Maths Club has been busy taking part in the Maths Week Scotland Christmas Holiday Countdown. #mathsweekscotland #MathsWeekScot #Christmas #geometry #maths #LoveOfWork #Marists #SHANARRI #Nurtured #Included pic.twitter.com/chDAve7khD— St Joseph's College (@stjosephsdgc) December 8, 2023
The St Joseph's Maths Club are working on activities from the Maths Week Christmas Holiday countdown. This week, the team have been working on pathfinding challenges, creating maths based Christmas decorations and completing a month of cryptography challenges. pic.twitter.com/sfMilHbght— St Joseph's College (@stjosephsdgc) December 1, 2023
Lorne Street Primary School have also been busy, sharing pictures of their Symmetrees and 3D Paper Baubles, and trying their hand at the Christmas Maze, Tongue Twisters Code Cracker, and Christmas Jumper Logic Puzzle.
A week of festive themed maths activities with @mathsweekscot . We tried the 3D paper baubles, Christmas maze, code cracker, symmetrees and Christmas jumper logic puzzle. Can’t wait to try some more next week! @glasgowcounts #maths pic.twitter.com/1O1kjHRN6I— P5 Lorne Street (@P5LorneSt) December 8, 2023
Beancross Primary School in Grangemouth were measuring strips of paper to make our Christmas tree cards.
📏 Exploring measurement 📐— Miss Cowie (@MissCowieBPS) December 14, 2023
We used rulers to measure green strips of various lengths and used these to make Christmas tree cards 🎄🌟📏 @mathsweekscot
Our lovely peace chains for @HelpPicture measure an impressive 7 metres 🕊️⛓️🤍 pic.twitter.com/8NO9CXGWEr
St Denis’ Primary School from Dennistoun had fun with our Christmas Number Doodles.
We were also delighted to see some of last year's Christmas Countdown activities making a reappearance, with Garnock Community Campus Maths Department making the Sierpinski Christmas Tree and Tessellation Christmas Tree:
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Maths in Motion: Moving Pictures
Aberdeen Science Centre 10.00am-4.30pm Included in admission
Join Aberdeen Science Centre as we peek behind the curtain of movie magic and explore how our eyes turn a series of pictures into a moving picture.