Making Maths Count

Maths Week Scotland – Last-Minute Classroom Inspiration

September 7, 2018 by No Comments | Category Uncategorized

So, Maths Week Scotland has snuck up on you? If you’ve not quite sorted out what to do yet, Maths Week Scotland has plenty of resources to use within your own classroom.

Maths Week at Work

The University of Edinburgh have created a series of Maths Week at Work videos aimed at secondary pupils looking at maths in different career paths, these range from jewellery designers to computer programmers. Each video poses a puzzle that person encounters in their career with the solution in a separate video.


Downloadable Classroom Resources

Our schools resource page has a number of resources, ready to use in the classroom. Miss McIntyre has used resources based on twister and pizza, to get your primary class engaged.

Maths Week Scotland partners also have a great range of resources. Twinkl have created an early, first and second level pack which is available free for Maths Week.

Open University, The Royal Society and National Numeracy all have resource on their websites.


Deputy First Minister’s Daily Maths Puzzle

Each day the Deputy First Minister will be posing a puzzle, with the solution revealed later that day. See if your class can solve all seven!

An accompanying daily video created by BBC Learning will provide some hints and tips on how to tackle it. Check out @mathsscot or the blog to find them.


There are multitude of Maths Week competitions for your school to take part in. Maths wi nae Borders is open until 1 October for all year groups.

Take your class to find maths in their surroundings with this photo competition open to P1 – S6; categories include ‘my town’, ‘in the wild’ and ‘through change’.

Schools can also take part in special Maths Week Scotland Sumdog or Mangahigh competitions.

Find out what other schools are up to, and share your activities on twitter #MathsWeekScot @MathsScot


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