Maths Week Scotland aims to build confidence and excitement around maths. It is a great opportunity to showcase and develop the year-round work of CLD groups and practitioners.
This year, the theme is Our World. As well as a focus on maths, the wider world and climate emergency, it is also a chance to understand and embrace the maths in our immediate surroundings and day-to-day life.
Our World theme
The climate emergency has become a topic of conversation for many, and in November global leaders will attend COP26 (United Nations Climate Change Conference) in Glasgow.
Maths and mathematicians are playing an important role in understanding patterns of change on a global scale. At COP26 discussions will be had by leaders and citizens on the basis of data and science. Having the confidence to understand and interrogate the data and statistics enables people to take part in these discussions with confidence.
The climate emergency and Our World theme ties into wider topics including exploring and protecting the natural world around us. With a maintained focus of outdoor there are plenty of ways of integrating mathematical skills into these. Plan routes around the local area using different transportation, take walks at different times of day and recording difference, carry out nature surveys in different locations and search for patterns.
Finally, we look forward to Maths Week Scotland continuing to give people the opportunity to explore the maths in their own world. Whether that is maths used in the home or at work this is a chance to uncover the maths we use and rely on everyday.
What to expect
As with everything last year Maths Week Scotland 2020 moved online and outdoors. Maths Week Scotland 2021 will see more online events open to all but also, as restrictions ease, the chance to meet in person.
Keep your eyes peeled for
- CPD Sessions
- Ideas and Inspiration
- Local events
Organisations across Scotland will be taking part in Maths Week Scotland 2021, including for local museums and science centres.
Maths Week Scotland Website
We have a new section of the website for community groups! Head to https://www.mathsweek.scot/communities for ideas and inspiration for groups and relevant CPD.
The Maths Week Scotland Small Grants Fund will be available again in August 2021. This funding will be available to community groups for purchasing resources, running activities, hosting events or CPD.
Keep an eye on Maths Week Scotland website (www.mathsweek.scot) or Twitter (@MathsWeekScot) for more details and dates.
Get In Touch
If you would like to join the mailing list for Maths Week Scotland please email email@example.com. We are always keen to hear your suggestions for resources and activities which would work for your groups and communities.