Maths in Museums

Throughout 2021, we want to work with local museums across Scotland to integrate more maths into their museum programming and provide support to take part in Maths Week Scotland.

Taking part in Maths Week Scotland 2021

Maths Week Scotland is a focal week of activity taking place in autumn aimed at a wide range of audiences. In addition to the week itself there are special events and resources available for schools, families, adults and community groups through the year. In 2021, Maths Week Scotland will take place between 27 September and 3 October.  

Across Maths Week Scotland, we want people of all ages and backgrounds to:    

  • Be curious, enthusiastic, confident and engaged in numeracy and mathematics;    
  • Understand the relevance of maths learning and skills to their lives, now and in the future;    
  • Have access to a diverse range of events and activities promoting and demonstrating the joy and value of maths.    

Maths Week Scotland works with a range of organisations including universities, science centresheritage organisation and maths institutes. These organisations offer special events or resources during Maths Week Scotland and often year round.    

Raising the profile of maths in existing activities as well as the creation of new events and resources around maths is an important way to achieve the above aims. 

We would love to see more museums highlighting the maths and numeracy in their learning offers. Maths Week Scotland can support with promotion of your events and activities.   

If you want to be involved with Maths Week Scotland 2021 through downloadable resources, digital offers or on site visits please contact k.oldfield@nms.ac.uk.    

Find out more about Maths Week Scotland on the website www.mathsweek.scot/about   

Funding to support Maths Week Scotland 2021 Participation

Throughout 2021, we want to work with local museums across Scotland to integrate more maths into their museum programming. We are offering grants of up to £1,000 to enable up to 10 Scottish museums to take part in Maths Week Scotland 2021.
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Training Resources and Guidance

Here you will find guidance, resources and presentations which you may find useful for developing maths programming at your museum.
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Images: © Ruth Armstrong

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