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    Maths Outdoors: Scavenger Shape Hunt

    A scavenger shape hunt is a simple yet effective way for early learners to start recognising shapes in the world around them, and to learn their names.

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  • Edinburgh Science Festival: Revolution

    April in Edinburgh can only mean one thing - Edinburgh Science Festival!

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    Maths Week Scotland 2022: Beauty of Maths

    Maths Week Scotland 2022 will be back 26 September to 2 October with the theme Beauty of Maths. We will be exploring the beauty and creativity of maths as well as it's importance in art and music.

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    Maths in Museums

    Your local museum may not be the first place you think of to head to find maths but in Maths Week Scotland 2021 museum across Scotland showed the importance of maths in their collections with family days, schools workshops and on social media.

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    Teacher Consultants Wanted

    Maths Week Scotland is looking to work with four teacher consultants to develop Maths Week Scotland 2022 Activity Packs. The packs have been the most downloaded item from the Maths Week Scotland website (over 10,000 times in a two week period!) and were noted by teachers as one of the most useful resources.

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    Do you have what it takes to be a code breaker?

    Test your problem-solving skills and try to crack the secret messages using clues in the brand new Codebreak challenge.

    Created by the Open University Code Break is an interactive web app consisting of three ciphers: Pigpen, Caesar and simple substitution (solved by frequency analysis). Earn stars for each challenge, and learn about code-breaking through the ages.

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  • Maths Inside 2021 Winners

    On Saturday 30 October the Maths Inside Award Ceremony celebrated all participants and announced the winners of this years competition. Take a peek at the winning entries and get inspired for next years competition!

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  • Our #MathsWeekScot 2021 Highlights

    Maths is everywhere in the world around us. You've helped demonstrate in wonderful ways the world of maths in everyday life on Twitter and here are just a few of our highlights from the week!

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    #MathsWeekScot 2021 - What's on this weekend?

    What an incredible week it's been so far and there is still so much more to do as we head into the weekend!

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    #ShowYourWorking 2021 - We asked, you told!

    In the run up to and during Maths Week Scotland 2021, we’ve been encouraging people from all walks of industry to get involved in our #ShowYourWorking campaign and show off how they use maths in their roles and demonstrate the importance of maths in a whole range of potential future careers for Scotland’s young people.

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    Calculating climate change on Scotland’s coast

    Maths underpins science and allows societies to better understand and predict change, risk and ways to make the world a better place. Alistair Rennie from Nature Scot tells us how a few simple measurements and calculations can be cleverly scaled up to understand how our coastlines have changed over the last 140 years, and how they may change under different climate scenarios over the 21st century.

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    Maths Protecting Our World

    Data are everywhere from Covid to Google to geese and it is messy. How do we make sense of that data when there is all that uncertainty? Statistics! Emma Mitchell from Nature Scot tells use how statistics are helping us make sense of the natural world around us

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    #MathsWeekScot 2021 highlights so far!

    Maths Week Scotland 2021 is nearly upon us and we’ve already seen an incredible amount of mathtastic activities! Keep tagging your posts with #MathsWeekScot and we’ll be sharing our highlights from the week. In the meantime, here are just a few that we’ve seen so far and we can’t wait to see what else you get up to!

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    Small Grants Fund 2021 Highlights

    Each year the Small Grants Fund allows community groups, schools, libraries and individual to take part in Maths Week Scotland to create their own innovative events and resources. We asked the panel what they were most excited about funding this year!

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    Edinburgh Science Festival: One World

    This year Edinburgh Science Festival (26 June - 11 July) explores how science connects us. We've rounded up our top five maths events from the festival. Which is your favourite?

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    More Money, More Maths

    Maths Week Scotland Small Grants Fund is back!

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    Maths Week Scotland 2021: Our World

    Maths Week Scotland will be back 27 September - 3 October 2021

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    Maths at the Museum: Art Challenge 2020

    Maths is all around us. At home, in everyday objects and in nature. National Museums Scotland collects and cares for millions of objects. We have taken a delve into the stores for some maths inspiration to help you enter the Museum Art challenge.

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    Book Week Scotland

    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 and books and stories are a fantastic way to engage with maths both as children and adults.

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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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    Maths at the museum: contributing to conservation

    Over the last few days we have been hearing how maths is important to people and workplaces all across Scotland with #ShowYourWorking. National Museums Scotland has millions of objects in it's collection. We spoke to Ashleigh Whiffin, Assistant Curator of Entomology, about her work with the insect collections at National Museum Scotland.

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