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    My Maths Week Scotland Booklet
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    There's lots to do for families during Maths Week Scotland, from the events, activities and challenges you can find on our website, to getting busy with maths inspired games, arts, books and baking at home.

    We've created a wee booklet for you, which you can print out and record all your Maths Week Scotland activities, plus a section to write about yourself and a couple of brain teasers to get you in the mood for maths.

    Just print, fold, and you're good to go!

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    Maths Makes Art
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    In a series of four videos, children demonstrate how mathematical principles including symmetry, tessellation and 3D shapes, can be the basis for a huge range of art and craft projects. Cubic chickens, cat portraits, stained glass windows, stencils, a birthday card for your granny…

    The videos are made with children in mind, but are suitable for all ages - try for yourself!

    Created by Anne McNaught and Johanna Hall

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    Numberella Interactive Adventure
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    • 7-10
    • 11-14

    Join Numberella, Ronnie Resist, Miss A Go and The Thief in an exciting interactive adventure that will take you deep into the jungle of the lost world of Meravilium. Use your maths skills to help the adventurers outwit the mysterious talking creatures who guard the great pyramid… and help them discover the secrets that lie inside!

    There are two difficulty levels to choose from, one for the 7-10 age group and one for the 11-14 age group. Everyone who completes the adventure wins a certificate!

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    Codebreak
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    • 11-14
    • 14-16

    Test your problem-solving skills and try to crack our secret messages using clues

    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 by playing our interactive ‘Could you be a code breaker?’

    Created by the Open University

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    Discover Edinburgh's Mathematical History
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    From Thomas Bayes through James Clerk Maxwell to Mary Somerville, explore the mathematical delights hidden in Edinburgh's city centre. Along the way, uncover some of the secret history of Edinburgh, discover some highlights of mathematics developed over the past two thousand years, and try your hand at some intriguing puzzles and games. Visit the tour's webpage to start exploring.

    Created by University of Edinburgh Maths Outreach Team. Image from Pixabay

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    Code a Dancer with Scratch
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    Bring your characters to life with code in Scratch! Follow along with Claire Quigley from Glasgow Life to try the example below of a “Counting Sheep” to see how it’s done, or watch our video at scienceceilidh.com/codedance and then share your animation!

    Content by Science Ceilidh

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    Lochdonia Manor Escape Room
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    • 7-10
    • 11-14
    • 14-16
    • 16+

    Use your logic, numeracy skills and your wits to escape Lochdonia Manor.

    Work your way through the rooms, find the codes and defeat the guard!

    Created by the Scottish Mathematical Council

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    Maths on Flags
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    • 7-10
    • 11-14

    From pars to handicaps, wind speed to distance, ball trajectory to the slant of the green, almost every aspect of golf relies on numerical calculation.

    New for 2021 these resources are a fun way to explore maths through golf. Suitable for Second Level learners.

    Developed by Winning Scotland and Aberdeen Standard Investments in support of the Making Maths Count ambition to engage more pupils in maths in real-life contexts

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    Maths Week Scotland 2022 Activity Packs
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    Our packs for 2022 contain new ideas to celebrate and enjoy Maths Week Scotland with early, first, second or third/fourth level children, either at home or school.

    And brand new for 2022, we now also have a pack for Community Based Learning, for a range of groups including adult groups, ESOL learners and families.

    Download all Activity Packs from 2022 and previous years via the link below.

    Content provided by Education Scotland

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    Jo Jo Gnome The Maths Challenge
    JoJo Gnome & The Maths Challenge
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    • 0-4
    • 4-6

    An ideal story for ages 3-6, this early years resource covers counting from 1-20 , large and small sizes, sorting shapes and encourages creativity in an outdoor setting.

    More details, including a BSL version of the video, on the JoJo Gnome website.

    Created by Jo Hall

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    #ShowYourWorking
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    Join us to #ShowYourWorking and share how maths is important across a huge range of careers, from hairdressing to bridge building.

    Download the pack and get tweeting!

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    STEM Ambassadors Resources
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    STEM Ambassadors can help you to bring to life STEM subjects and in particular maths and numeracy. Download our handbook and visit our website for resources, including the "But when will I ever use this?" careers resource, Marvellous Maths videos, Careers Cards resource, and Breakout of Maths Stereotypes challenges.

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    Twinkl Classroom Resources
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    • 0-4
    • 4-6
    • 7-10

    Range of free resources linking to and informed by Curriculum for Excellence including talking cards, activity sheets and classroom ideas to get pupils talking about and engaging with maths.

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    Maths Inside
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    Maths inside is a photo competition open to everyone in Scotland, which encourages you to look for the maths in your daily lives and the world around you – in your home, at work or at school, on your exercise route or daily dog walk, during your weekly shop or a trip to the playground…this is your chance to get creative and make mathematical connections!

    Visit the maths inside website for further details about the competition, information on how to submit your entries, and the full terms & conditions.

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    Maths Outdoor Games
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    • 4-6
    • 7-10

    25 Maths Games for a variety of ages using outdoor space including playground, woodlands and playing fields

    Created by Juliet Robertson

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    Bookbug Session
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    • 0-4

    *New for 2021*


    Run your own Maths Week Scotland themed Bookbug session around counting, shapes and sizes, songs and ryhmes. Download resources to help plan your session.


    Created by Scottish Book Trust

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    Maths Trail at National Museum of Scotland
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    • 7-10

    Explore the National Museum of Scotland with a maths lens! Suitable for families or classes

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    Cryptography Challenge
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    • 7-10
    • 11-14
    • 14-16
    • 16+

    Five exhibits at National Museum of Scotland have been written in code! Can you use your code breaking skills to find out what they are?

    Created by Open University Faculty of STEM

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    Castle Quest
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    • 7-10
    • 11-14

    How did maths shape the castle? How did the radius of a circle help people survive a seige?

    Explore Edinburgh Castle through maths with the whole family. Aimed at children aged 7-11.

    Adapted for use at home to support remote learning.

    Produced by National Museums Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland and The Regimental Museums in Edinburgh Castle

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    The Climate Quiz
    • Age groups
    • 14-16
    • 16+

    In this two-part challenge, mathematical problems are given to reveal the issues and consequences of climate change. We’re challenging students across Scotland to see how you can use maths to better the world. Whether it’s by calculating the water flow in the world's rivers or comparing the biggest CO2 emitters, we want to see what you’ve got! The solution to these problems can empower you to make green choices in your own life and sort fact from misinformation, so give it a go!

    Created by Institute and Faculty of Actuaries