Maths Week Scotland

Maths Week Scotland is here and runs until 2 October! #MathsWeekScot is a celebration of the importance of maths in our everyday lives.

Lots of schools and businesses are taking part in Maths Week Scotland 2022, including some of our libraries, here are the details:

Leith Library are taking inspiration from artist Paul Klee who created over 10,000 pieces of art. He loved to create city landscapes with buildings, bridges and other structures using 2D shapes, such as squares and rectangles.
Join them on Friday 30 September at 2pm to create a piece of art using coloured 2D shapes in the same style. How about creating an artwork of Leith, Edinburgh, or another favourite place!

Moredun Library are running an all day Maths Scavenger Hunt on Wednesday 28 September. They have number themed Bookbug sessions on Thursday 29 September at 10am and 11am and a Lego Maths challenge at 3.30pm. If that’s not enough for you, they are also have some activity packs you can take home.

Oxgangs Library will be constructing models of man-made structures, influenced or inspired by the natural environment on Saturday 1 October at 2pm and tickets can be booked via Eventbrite at:
Maths Week Scotland 2022 Tickets, Sat 1 Oct 2022 at 2pm

Portobello Library has a numbers-based treasure trail, a guess how many Lego pieces in the jar competition and their weekly storytime will feature some number themed tales.

Stockbridge Library will be running a Maths themed Scavenger Hunt for the whole week and Bookbug will be sharing number rhymes on Saturday 1 October at 10.30am.

Sighthill Library will be adding lots of number songs and rhymes to their Friday morning Bookbug session at 10.45am on 30 September.

More activities are available online at the Maths Week Scotland website.

We also have some amazing Maths themed titles for children available on Libby.

Maths Week Scotland

Here at Edinburgh Libraries our Children and Young People’s facebook page will be celebrating all things mathematical next week as they help celebrate Maths Week Scotland which runs from the 28th September until the 4th of October.

Join us throughout the week on our facebook page for all our usual activities but with a number or counting theme!

Maths week Scotland have kindly funded our new digital maths ebook collection for children which you can borrow using your Edinburgh Libraries card. Simply install the Libby app on your tablet or smartphone or go to the OverDrive website on your computer and login with your Edinburgh Libraries membership card and PIN.

Maths Week Scotland have a fantastic range of events and activities over on their website  – and you can follow the news on twitter with #Mathsweekscot.

The Magic of Mathletics

Want to help your children or grandchildren improve their maths? Why not mathleticsget them signed up to use Mathletics through Edinburgh Libraries. Mathletics is a fantastic website that teaches children maths in a fun and addictive way. You sign them up at their Scottish school level so you know they will be learning exactly what they need for school. They can work towards “medals” and can compete against each other in online maths games.

mathletics-love-learning-featured-image-400pxThere are almost 5 million children of primary and secondary age using Mathletics around the world including many who use it in their schools. A study at the University of Oxford recently found that pupils regularly using Mathletics outperformed non-users in Primary 6 Standard Attainment Tests in terms of attainment and progress.

Many parents pay a subscription for their children to use Mathletics, but you just need to sign up through Edinburgh Libraries to use it for free.