The Scottish Government has organised Maths Week Scotland 2019, which aims to get people of all ages practising their maths skills. Events will be held across the nation, with activities for children, adults and families taking place between 30 September and 6 October 2019. Attendees will be able to visit events in their local area and take part in a range of activities, digital games, talks on the subject and special Maths Day extravaganzas.
The government hopes to remind citizens of the importance of maths in our everyday lives. Events that took place during 2018 explored game theory and solar flare modelling, and considered the vital role that maths has played in fighting disease, spotting fake news and solving the questions of the universe. Schools organised fancy dress days, treasure hunts, relay games and maths-themed bake days, and invited parents, families and local businesses to take part too. Museums and universities held their own talks and workshops, encouraging the wider community to consider the positive impact that maths has on their lives.
The Making Maths Count advisory group recommended in 2016 that the government aim to raise the profile of maths across the nation and to establish an annual week to celebrate the subject and provide citizens with the opportunity to get involved with maths activities. Maths Week Scotland now takes place in early autumn every year.
For any questions about Maths Week Scotland, or to inform of an event you will be holding in your local area, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.