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Maths through ceilidh

Our Digital Schools Sessions bring the museum to your classroom. To mark Maths Week Scotland, and this year’s theme of Maths in Motion, we are delighted to partner with the team at Science Ceilidh for this free session. Read our FAQs for further information about our sessions.

About the session


Maths through Ceilidh

Suitable for

Second level. P5-P7


Monday 25 to Friday 29 September 2023


Available all day


20 mins


Sessions are free of charge and are available to UK-based schools only.

By the end of the session, we will have

  • We will explore counting and understanding the beats underlying different music and time signatures
  • We will explore symmetries through different ceilidh and dance moves 
  • We will encourage pupils to get creative and develop their own movements and dances which explore symmetries 

Curriculum links

MTH 2 -05a, MTH 2 -12a, MTH2 – 19a, EXA 2 -08a

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Find more resources on the Science Ceilidh website

All Science Ceilidh resources with Maths Week Scotland can follow-on and extend this sesson (in particular, Reel Symmetries, a Fraction Musical and Ceilidh Counts)

Science Ceilidh website

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