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Maths in Motion: Maths Week Scotland 2023

Mathematics, often called the universal language, plays a pivotal role in our everyday lives, from the moment we wake up to the time we go to bed.

To celebrate the importance of maths and to inspire future mathematicians, Maths Week Scotland 2023 is hosting a series of exciting events and activities. This year's theme, "Maths in Motion," promises to bring maths to life in creative and engaging ways.

Here's just some of the events happening during this fantastic week that ambassadors can get involved with:

1. Maths in Motion at Kirkcolm Primary School

Date: September 25, 2023

Kicking off Maths Week Scotland 2023, Kirkcolm Primary School is inviting STEM Ambassadors to join them in bringing maths to life. This event is part of a collaboration involving three rural schools, Portpatrick Primary, Leswalt Primary and Kirkcolm Primary Schools. The schools aim to provide interactive maths-based activities to their primary students, focusing on the theme of the week. STEM Ambassadors can choose to participate in person or online, tailoring their activities to different age groups. The school has 23 students in P1-4 and 16 in P5-7, providing an excellent opportunity to make maths fun and engaging for young minds.

2. Maths in Motion at Langbank Primary School

Date: September 28, 2023

Langbank Primary School is putting the theme "Maths in Motion" into action with a deep dive into how maths connects to various aspects of life, including dance, time, sports, and traffic. STEM Ambassadors are welcome to speak at a whole school assembly or engage with different age groups for more focused presentations. With four classes, this event offers a dynamic opportunity to explore the many facets of maths and its applications.

3. Maths Week Scotland Careers Fair at Clyde Primary School

Date: September 28, 2023

Clyde Primary School is hosting a Careers Fair during Maths Week Scotland to introduce young students (aged 8 to 12) to the world of STEM careers. With a significant portion of their students residing in socially deprived areas, this event provides a unique chance for STEM Ambassadors to inspire and inform the next generation. Ambassadors will host stalls where students can ask questions about their jobs, the skills they use, and their career journeys. It's an opportunity to broaden horizons and encourage children to dream big.

4. Promoting Maths at St. Francis' Of Assisi Primary School

Date: September 26, 2023

St. Francis' Of Assisi Primary School is looking for a STEM Ambassador to promote the beauty of mathematics and how it applies in the real world. Any maths-related activity that enhances students' maths skills will be invaluable. It's a chance to show young learners that maths is more than just numbers; it's a key to unlocking exciting opportunities.

5. Why Choose Maths at Gracemount High School

Date: September 27, 2023

Gracemount High School invites STEM Ambassadors to share their passion for mathematics with a careers talk for S2 and S4 students. The aim is to inspire the highest performers in maths to pursue the subject further, whether it's aiming for NAT 5 or beyond in S4 or progressing to NAT 3, 4, and 5 in S2. The goal is to demonstrate that mathematics opens doors to exciting careers and to encourage students to aim high.

6. DYW Maths Week Scotland Live Talks - Online

Date: September 26, 2023

"Developing the Young Workforce" (DYW) is seeking STEM Ambassadors to participate in live talks during the week. In these 20-minute sessions, Ambassadors will discuss how they use maths in their careers, aligning with the theme of "Maths in Motion." Students will have the chance to ask questions during an interactive Q&A session.

7. S1, S2, S3 Maths Week Speaker at ST. Thomas of Aquin's R.C. High School

Date: September 27, 2023

St. Thomas of Aquin's R.C. High School is eager to provide their students with an inspiring message about the importance of maths and its real-world applications. They believe that hearing from a STEM Ambassador will help students understand the significance of pursuing maths and STEM subjects. This will be a talk for each year group in the assembly hall throughout the morning.

Maths Week Scotland Media Pack

To help spread the word and create excitement for Maths Week Scotland, check out the Maths Week Scotland Media Pack.

You'll find a collection of images and resources to share on social media and in your community, making it easy to get everyone involved in the maths festivities.

Maths Week Scotland Ideas for Your Classroom

Looking for ways to engage your students with maths during Maths Week Scotland and beyond? Visit the Maths Week Scotland Ideas for Your Classroom page for a treasure trove of creative and educational ideas to make maths fun and accessible for all ages.

As Maths Week Scotland 2023 unfolds, these events promise to ignite a passion for mathematics and demonstrate how maths is a driving force in various careers and aspects of our lives. Whether in person or online, STEM Ambassadors have the chance to be a part of this exciting journey and inspire the next generation of mathematicians and problem solvers!

Find out more about what is going on at the STEM Ambassadors hub by heading to


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