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Maths Week Scotland 2020

28 September 2020 – 4 October 2020

During Maths Week Scotland we were all very busy with a variety of different maths and numeracy activities. The children all had fun expanding on their mathematical knowledge and they enjoyed the challenge and the fun of learning both indoors and outdoors.

Primary One went hunting outdoors for natural materials to make a Gruffalo Pie and Owl Ice-cream. They used their fabulous counting skills to collect all of the ingredients and mixed them together to make their creations. What fantastic links to both Literacy and Numeracy in one activity

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In primary six, they focused on an assortment of numeracy activities every morning in their Smart Start time and Miss Lynch really gave their brains a workout with questions of the day focused on Maths and Numeracy.

All of the P6 children  also took part in the Maths Week Scotland Sumdog competition and were very pleased with their knowledge, efforts and positive attitude.

In primary seven, they have been researching and comparing Scotland with Japan in their interdisciplinary topic this term, so they were excited when they had the opportunity to take part in a Maths Week Scotland origami session focusing on 3D shapes and their properties. Lots of other schools joined in with this live session and all of the children had a great time trying to create their own Jackson Cubes using the Japanese art of paper folding. Some of the children also tried a hexahedron.

If you would like to try it for yourself then you can copy the link below:

https://www.instructables.com/Jackson-Cube-EASY-Beginner-Unit-Origami/

Each year the main aim of Maths Week Scotland is to celebrate the importance of maths in our everyday lives.

Over the week, lots of maths related themes and activities were shared across all levels from nursery to primary seven and we hope that by engaging the children in these activities, we can inspire a more positive attitude towards maths!

Future mathematicians in the making………. we will wait and see

 

 

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