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Maths Week Scotland Challenges

Give these Maths Week Scotland challenges a go! There is something for all ages and abilities

  • Deputy First Ministers Challenge
  • Maths Wi Nae Borders
  • Maths Inside
  • Sumdog
  • Mangahigh

Deputy First Minister's Maths Challenge

Every day during Maths Week Scotland a new puzzle is set by the Deputy First Minister. See if you can work together to solve them!

Get your practice in now, check out the Deputy First Ministers Holiday Maths Challenges

Maths wi nae Borders

Inspired by the annual Mathématiques sans Frontières contest, this mini-competition is for any class to complete together.

The 2019 competition will be launching on 23 September and open for entries until 18 October. Check back here or @MathsWeekScot for details.

Get training with these questions from previous years!

MWNB Example qus

Maths Inside

New for 2018, Maths Inside had people across Scotland picking up their cameras and searching for maths in the world around them. Incredible images were produced of everything from lakes to car radiators with fantastic mathematical explanations.

Start snapping now and be ready for the announcement of this years themes.


After over 78,000 pupils took part in 2018, Sumdog are back hosting their free annual contest to celebrate Maths Week Scotland.

With 20 million maths questions answered, the contest is a great way to motivate children, encourage learning and help build their confidence!
Teachers can sign up their class online and play Sumdog in class or set it as homework, it all counts towards the contest.

Join in the fun and compete against other classes across the country to be in with the chance of winning fantastic prizes.


Mangahigh.com (maths platform) will be hosting a free online competition open to all schools in Scotland. Students aged 6 to 16 can play activities aligned to the Curriculum for Excellence, win points for their school and compete on the Scottish leaderboard for school/individual prizes, trophies and certificates.

With free online training and support with set up it is a great opportunity to get your students fired up for Maths Week Scotland.

Find out more and register your interest below

Small Grants Fund

Apply for funds to run activities in your school, transport your pupils to a Maths Day Out or anything else you need to help make your Maths Week Scotland a success.

Classroom Resources

Find and share things to do with your class for Maths Week Scotland and all year round on GLOW.


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