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    Codebreak
    • Age groups
    • 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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    Maths Week Scotland 2021 Talks
    • Age groups
    • 14-16
    • 16+

    Catch up on our virtual talks from Maths Week Scotland 2021

    How Mathematics Uncovered the Dandelion’s Halo with Cathal Cummins (Heriot-Watt) - whose research focuses on fluid mechanics of swirls, encompassing problems in biology, renewable energy, and beer - discussed how equations predict the halo vortex and the implications for the flight of nature’s tiniest fliers.

    Red Squirrel Conservation in a Mathematical Nutshell with Andy White (Heriot-Watt) - whose research is focussed on applying mathematics to understand and manage wildlife systems – discussed the plight of red squirrels in the UK, how mathematical models were key tools in understanding the role of invasive grey squirrels and squirrelpox disease in the replacement of red squirrels, and how mathematics is being used to design forest management plans to conserve the remaining red squirrels in Scotland.

    Hosted by Heriot-Watt University and International Centre for Mathematical Sciences

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    Maths Week Scotland 2021 Activity Packs
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    • All

    New for 2021, these pack contains ways to celebrate and enjoy Maths Week Scotland with early, first, second or third/fourth level children, either at home or school.

    Content by Education Scotland

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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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    Discover Edinburgh's Mathematical History
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    • All

    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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    Twinkl Classroom Resources
    • Age groups
    • 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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    Code a Dancer with Scratch
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    • All

    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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    STEM Ambassadors Resources
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    • All

    STEM Ambassadors can help you to bring to life STEM subjects and in particular maths and numeracy. Our 2021 Schools Guide includes the new "But when will I ever use this?" careers resource, Marvellous Maths videos, Careers Cards resource, and Breakout Maths challenges.

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    Maths Inside
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    • All

    Maths is part of our daily life, have you ever thought about it? The home, exercise route, daily dog walks and the weekly shop turned into a playground… your chance to get creative and make mathematical connections!

    Maths inside is a photo competition open to everyone in Scotland

    Discover the maths inside through our image bank activities, example submission journeys, and interdisciplinary learning (IDL) activities based on Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes.

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    Maths on Flags
    • Age groups
    • 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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    Super Solvers Virtual Escape Room
    • Age groups
    • 7-10
    • 11-14

    The code to reboot the Equinor Robothespian has been lost and the only way to have Robothespian up and running by the time the Science Centre opens to visitors is to solve puzzles and answer questions to reveal pieces of the code.

    Code pieces are hidden throughout the Science Centre, so visit each zone and every room to get the complete code.

    Created by Aberdeen Science Centre

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    Mathematical Knitting
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    • All

    Calling all knitters! You are invited to contribute to our banner for ‘Maths Week Scotland’ by knitting squares, with each square containing letters that make up the headline ‘Maths Week Scotland’ and other squares containing a semi-hidden mathematical symbol.

    We will send the participant a free kit consisting of yarn and knitting pattern charts by post. Through participating in this project, we hope to connect more people with mathematics both within Glasgow University and the wider community and to engage the public with mathematics by showcasing the finished product through MWS and other outreach events.

    Email: shazia.ahmed@glasgow.ac.uk

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    Cuthbert Goes On and On
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    • All

    Cuthbert dreams of reaching the end of the number line. It’s not long before Cuthbert’s dreams are dashed, but Maureen the Mouse is on hand to open Cuthbert’s eyes to the never-ending and wonderful world of numbers.

    Download Sally Lunt's e-book, Cuthbert Goes On and On, FREE OF CHARGE. Follow the link here and use the code MWScot at the checkout.

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    Numbers with Cuthbert the Croc
    • Age groups
    • 0-4
    • 4-6

    A collection of videos with Sally Lunt that help parents and carers with ideas of how to engage their littles ones with maths in the home. Each video builds on the next to help ensure that parents can support numerical development stage by stage. Looking at numeracy, times tables, and Sally's favourite numbers!

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    Lochdonia Manor Escape Room
    • Age groups
    • 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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    Fun Palaces
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    Fun Palaces supports local people to co-create their own cultural and community events, across the UK and worldwide, sharing and celebrating the genius in everyone.

    Why not take part by creating some #MathsWeekScot coded bunting for your window to share a coded message with your neighbours! Don't forget to share the code with them too...

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    Intergalactic Adventure
    • Age groups
    • 7-10

    Ready for another mathematical adventure? Complete your Intergalactic Passport Application Form and prepare for a journey to the Planet Turasmara.

    Watch this space for more maths fun from the Scottish Mathematical Council with new challenges!

    Can you fit all of your cargo into your spaceship? How will you get the creatures of Turasmara safely across the river without them eating each other?

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    Maths Outdoor Games
    • Age groups
    • 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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    BBC Rainbow Quizzes
    • Age groups
    • 4-6
    • 7-10

    The Rainbow Quiz is a set of audio quizzes for First Level classes, presented by BBC Scotland's Catriona Shearer.

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    Maths Week at Work
    • Age groups
    • 11-14
    • 16+

    Ever wondered how maths graduates use their skills in their jobs? Join Francesca Iezzi in these videos to find out and have a go at some of the challenges yourself!

    Produced by University of Edinburgh