Maths Week Scotland 2023: Maths in Motion
We've barely caught our breath from last year's festivities when we're on to planning this year. We're delighted to announce Maths Week Scotland will be back for 2023!
Maths Week Scotland will take place 25 September - 1 October 2023 and the theme will be Maths in Motion. Put your planning hats on and get creative with the theme or take a look at our suggestions below:
How do top athletes use maths to improve the performance and keep beating those personal bests? Eilish McColgan chatted to us back in 2020 about how maths is important in keeping her going across the finish line. Can you find other examples of maths in sport?
If a film advertised itself as 'Starring... TRIANGLES' you might give it a miss but that's exactly what your favourite animated characters are. Animators model characters using different shapes and then colour them in taking into account the angle of light source and vision. Even lower tech methods like stop motion requires mathematical knowledge of ratios and rotation to make the film realistic.
Go With the Flow
Whether it's water, crowds or traffic analyzing flows is important. Find out how stadiums safely plan capacity and how taps always give us clean drinking water. Here a school have had a go with a marble run!
Reach for the Stars
Mathematicians and maths are integral to space missions. From calculating trajectories to loading cargo calculations keep everyone safe and enable humans to explore further than ever before. And what a good excuse to re-watch Hidden Figures to feel inspired!
We've loved seeing maths getting out of the classroom into the playground over the last few years and next year is the perfect chance. Cover classroom topics using outdoor games and movement.
1/2 We had a very active start to @mathsweekscot as our Mathletes led our boys and girls in a series of activities to exercise our body and our brain 🏃♀️🏃♂️🤸♂️➕➖➗✖️ @glasgowcounts @PEPASSGlasgow pic.twitter.com/IRCy7ERjMQ— Cardonald Primary (@CardonaldPri) September 27, 2022
Starting our #mathsweekscot outside with our human number line. We had fun getting into order using higher and lower signs to communicate as we moved along the line @MorayPS pic.twitter.com/KmSFvGV287— P3 and P4 (@P3andP4) September 26, 2022
Moving Through Time
Time is used to quantify, measure or compare the duration of events or the intervals between them - helping us to plan our lives. whilst the evolution of time takes us from early time keeping with sun dials - which are all about lines and angles - all the way through to modern day clocks, that can measure time down to fractions of a second.
Take a look at all the different ways people interpreted our Beauty of Maths theme last year, in our round up blog post.
If you are an individual, organisation, museum, gallery, science centre or anyone else who would like to get involved in hosting a Maths Week Scotland event or creating a resource get in touch with info@mathsweek,scot.
If you are a school wanting to be the first to hear about new events and resources for Maths Week Scotland 2023 then put yourself on the map.
Upcoming Events1st Jan-31st Dec
The Mathematical - Edinburgh's Union Canal Trail
Fountainbridge, Edinburgh All day Free
This self-led walk along the stretch from Fountainbridge near the city centre, to the Slateford Aqueduct will take you through the history of the city as well as that of Scotland itself.