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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!

All the daily puzzles can be found @MathsWeekScot. Or get practising now with the Summer Holiday Challenge!

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 is now open! Download below and post your entries by 18 October to be in with a chance to win!

Maths Inside

Maths Inside is a photo competition to find the maths in the world around you. This years themes were in my town, in the wild and complete the pattern.

You can see the winning entries on Maths Inside website.

The competition is now closed but you can share any maths images you snap with #MathsInside and MathsWeekScot - we would love to see what you find!


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.

This year thousands of pupils competed against other classes across the country to be in with the chance of winning great prizes including an exclusive visit to Sumdog HQ.


Mangahigh.com (maths platform) hosted 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

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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School Week Round Up

It's the end of the school week for Maths Week Scotland and what a week it's been! We've loved seeing such a range of activity in schools on Twitter from careers to ceilidhs, thanks to everyone who's shared their Maths Week Scotland with us. So what has everyone learnt at school this week?

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