Making Maths Count
4th January 2018 by Frank Creamer
We hope you enjoyed the Deputy First Minister’s Holiday Maths Challenge, here are the solutions: Christmas Challenge Solutions 2017
20th December 2017 by Frank Creamer
The Holiday Maths Challenge has been developed in partnership with the Scottish Mathematical Council. It is designed for primary 6 pupils and their families. The intention is that pupils will take this home for the holidays to explore maths in a fun way outwith the classroom and with their family members. The Challenge is available...
15th December 2017 by Frank Creamer
Maths learning in primary and secondary schools in Scotland as featured on Twitter this week. Quite a lot of Christmas-related numeracy and maths activity. And the dates for Maths Week Scotland 2018 announced, woohoo! Pleased to meet with Maureen McKenna @maureen0207 today to discuss the implementation of the Making Maths Count report and delighted to...
8th December 2017 by Frank Creamer
Lots of professional learning, parental engagement, innovative teaching, pupil success and progress and even some signs of fun! Read, Write , Count boxes for P4 – P7 were introduced this morning. The activities can be signed out and taken home beginning next week. #ReadWriteCount #BookWeekScot #Riversidereads @FMReadChallenge pic.twitter.com/KzKvCP6Mtu — Riverside Primary (@wlriverside_ps) December 1, 2017...
1st December 2017 by Frank Creamer
Every week the Making Maths Count Twitter timeline is packed with examples of innovative, creative and focused maths learning and teaching across Scotland’s schools. Here is a snapshot of what was going on over 22-29 November 2017… Busting some of the myths around conceptual understanding in numeracy! #mythbusting #numeracy #conceptualunderstanding pic.twitter.com/qVD8cQkWUA — Fife Pedagogy Team...
14th September 2017 by Ali Floyd
I would drive 500 miles… …and I will doubtless drive 500 more! It’s been a busy start to Maths Week and as I finally hit my couch at the halfway point, I’m blown away by what I’ve seen. Monday morning started with a trip to Aileymill Primary in Greenock. In spite of the week’s leader...
8th September 2017 by Frank Creamer
Super Maths at National Museums Scotland When I heard about Maths Week Scotland, it gave me the opportunity to think about how we could bring maths to life for schools at the National Museum of Scotland. Maths is key to the development of so many of our objects and a visit to the museum can...
6th September 2017 by Frank Creamer
What’s on each day? One of the biggest challenges the Maths Week Scotland team have faced is keeping a track on all of the fantastic things happening around the nation – we’ve been amazed by the sheer volume of enthusiasm. If there’s something you’re doing that you think we should know about, give us a...
25th August 2017 by Lynne Scarff-Mcinnes
Can you feel it? The excitement…the momentum…Our wee nation has only gone and put a date in the diary for Maths Week Scotland and I for one could not be more pleased! “Scotland has a maths problem. Too many of us are happy to label ourselves as “no good with numbers.” This attitude is deep-rooted...
25th August 2017 by Ali Floyd
Maths rocks. I mean really, look at those angles! Photo: Dr. Beth Clare Maths Week. Maths. Week. A whole week of maths, many years after my last double period of it… sounds fun, why not? It was the turn of the century. Well, a century. Image from http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/victorian_britain/victorian_schools/ I’m a biologist by degree, but for...