Making Maths Count

  • Deputy First Minister’s Holiday Maths Challenge – Spring 2020 solutions

    14th April 2020 by

    You can find the solutions to this year’s Deputy First Minster’s Spring Maths Challenge in this post

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  • Figuring it out – using maths in archaeology

    27th February 2017 by

    In this year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, Dr Lisa Brown, an archaeology manager with Historic Environment Scotland, tells us about using maths in archaeology and its important role in archaeological excavation.   I have to admit that I was one of those students who sat in maths class at school and thought – when…

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  • Transforming Scotland’s attitude to maths

    18th March 2016 by

    As Chair of the Making Maths Count group tasked with increasing enthusiasm for maths, I’m delighted to update you on our work as we publish our interim report. As Executive Director of Education at Glasgow City Council, it’s no surprise that educating our young people is my priority. But, as a maths teacher, challenging the…

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  • Gingerbread, weather and cricket – it’s all in the maths!

    16th February 2016 by

    A gingerbread Coliseum, the weather and cricket. What’s the link? As Heather Reid, former BBC Scotland weather forecaster and a member of our Making Maths Count group explains, it’s maths. I’ve always liked maths and working with numbers. I think I made the link between maths and science fairly early on and found it so…

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  • Let’s talk about maths

    15th February 2016 by

    Welcome to the Making Maths Count blog. We’re a group of individuals brought together from the fields of education, business and science, to share our passion for maths and to help everyone understand why having good everyday maths skills is important – whatever your age, interests or career aspirations. The initiative was established by the…

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