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MATHS WEEK SCOTLAND 2022

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Maths Week Scotland is an annual, week-long celebration of the importance of maths in our everyday lives. This year, Maths Week Scotland will run from 

26 September - 2 October.

This years theme is the Beauty of Maths exploring the beauty and creativity in the world of maths. For some mathematicians that may be the elegance of a mathematical solution and to others the beautiful visual patterns created by their work.

 

We are working with our STEM Ambassadors and Maths Week Scotland to help you bring maths and numeracy to life in the classroom and to link to this year's theme.

 

Find out about the events, information sessions and resources we have available to support this week and how you can go about engaging with a STEM Ambassador to support Maths Week Scotland activities in your setting.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Maths in the Real World - Using Percentages for Community Benefit
    30 Sept, 09:15 – 10:00
    Microsoft Teams Live
    Meet STEM Ambassador Jane Elder as she explains how she uses percentages and formulas to ensure construction benefits the community.
  • Maths in the Real World - Match Statistics in Rugby
    29 Sept, 13:30 – 14:15
    Microsoft Teams Live
    Meet STEM Ambassador Georgia Scott as she explains how maths plays a part in sports and how data helps a team perform.
  • Maths and Art - 3D Visualisation from the Glasgow School of Art
    29 Sept, 11:00 – 11:45
    Microsoft Teams Live
    Meet STEM Ambassador Daisy Abbott and learn about how 3d visualisation has been used to study art, anatomy and much more!
  • Maths in the Real World - Construction Planning
    Thu, 29 Sept
    Microsoft Teams Live
    29 Sept, 09:15 – 10:00
    Microsoft Teams Live
    Meet STEM Ambassador Anne Okafor a Construction Planner as she talks about how to gather and use data in construction planning.
  • Maths in the Real World - Science & Engineering
    Wed, 28 Sept
    Microsoft Teams Live
    28 Sept, 13:30 – 14:15
    Microsoft Teams Live
    Meet STEM Ambassador Dean McLean an engineer who will talk about different aspects of maths are used in his role.
  • Maths in the Real World - Displaying Data in Finance
    28 Sept, 09:15 – 10:00
    Microsoft Teams Live
    Meet STEM Ambassador Alastair Robb a Finance Manager as he talks about how data can be turned into easily understood visual representation.
  • Maths and Art - symmetry and shapes in art and nature
    27 Sept, 13:30 – 14:15
    Microsoft Teams Live
    Meet STEM Ambassador Elizabeth Dombi and learn how to create shapes and patterns using only straight lines.
  • STEMazing Structures (interactive session) - Shapes in Construction
    27 Sept, 09:15 – 10:00
    Microsoft Teams Live
    Meet STEM Ambassador Anne Okafor and take part in this interactive workshop looking at how to pick the best shapes for building.
  • Maths in the Real World - Vertical Farming
    Mon, 26 Sept
    Microsoft Teams Live
    26 Sept, 13:30 – 14:15
    Microsoft Teams Live
    Meet STEM Ambassador Cameron Williamson a mechanical engineer working in vertical farming, solving technology based challenges.
  • Maths and Art - Beethoven's Metronome
    Mon, 26 Sept
    Microsoft Teams Live
    26 Sept, 09:15 – 10:00
    Microsoft Teams Live
    Meet STEM Ambassador Carmela Silva Mason as she discusses the impact of the metronome on music history.
  • Maths Week Scotland - Secondary School Information Session
    25 Aug, 16:00 – 16:45
    Teams
    Find out more about Maths Week Scotland and what events and resources we will have available for the week.
  • Maths Week Scotland - Primary School Information Session
    24 Aug, 16:00 – 16:45
    Teams
    Find out more about Maths Week Scotland and what events and resources we will have available for the week.

EVENT RECORDINGS

Maths Week Scotland - Primary School Information Session

Wednesday 24 August

RESOURCES

'...BUT WHEN WILL I EVER USE THIS?

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MARVELLOUS
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Videos

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CAREERS
CARDS

Maths
Challenges

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BREAKOUT OF MATHS STEREOTYPES

Activities

STEM Learning Resources

Maths and Art

Maths in Art
(ages 7 – 16)

This resource from Cre8ate maths investigates the maths found in work by two artists. Both activities have an accessible starting point and both can be extended to provide a real challenge. 

​Maths and Art
(ages 7 -14)

Curves of pursuit – This video demonstrates how to construct curves of pursuit. Beginning by drawing a square, students are taken through the required steps. The video ends by suggesting different shapes as starting points. 

Shape Match
(ages 5 – 11)

This game, aimed at primary level involves recognising and matching 2D shapes. The game consists of a track with a 'shopping list' of shapes for each player. Players start in the bottom left-hand corner and move a single counter around the board. 

Art of Mathematics (ages 5 – 11)

The Art of Mathematics focuses on Friedensreich Hundertwasser, an Austrian painter and architect. His buildings are colourful and rounded, trees are extremely tall, everything is inaccurate. He disliked edges and straight lines, so everything is rounded, wavy and different, as were his spirals which became an enduring feature of his work. 

Maths and Music

Music Festival
(ages 14 – 19+)

In this ‘Music Festival’ resource students use weather data to consider which month would be the best to hold an outdoor music festival. 

Music Sequences Activity (ages 5 – 11)

In this activity pupils will learn to follow a sequence of instructions, create an algorithm for other people to follow and to understand that the order of instructions are important. 

Sounds Amazing (ages 7 – 11)

There’s sound and music all around us! This programme has pupils exploring the science of music and sound, creating music and instruments with a range of found objects, and even finding music in unlikely places. 

Loan resources

The STEM Ambassadors in Scotland Team have several physical loan resources which are free to borrow and can be used in conjunction with a STEM Ambassador. View the resources we have available here.

Request a STEM Ambassador

Add requests for STEM Ambassadors to support activities related to Maths Week Scotland.

You need to be logged into your teacher/youth group leader account to use the link below. 

Need help with your activity? Download our activity guide to get started.

Browse STEM Ambassador Offers

Click on Browse Offers below to find out what activity STEM Ambassadors can offer you, type "Maths" into the search engine

You need to be logged into your teacher/youth group leader account to use the link below. 

FOR STEM AMBASSADORS

Browse Requests

STEM Ambassadors can search the STEM Learning website for Maths related requests from Educators and Group Leaders.  Click Browse Requests below and type the keyword "Maths" into the search engine.

Add an Offer

We’re looking for STEM Ambassadors to add Offers to the STEM Learning website so that Educators and Group Leaders can browse them.  This is a great option if you have already developed a Maths focused activity or have an idea you would like to discuss.

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