All of our maths workshops for primary schools in Scotland have been carefully designed to put into context and actively promote the keystones of the Curriculum for Excellence – as well, of course, as supporting the push to Make Maths Count. 

Tapping into pupils’ own creativity, our unashamedly fun workshops engage, motivate and, crucially, challenge the children and young people we work with, providing them with meaningful experiences and outcomes. 

Our Primary workshops have been specifically developed to support the Curriculum for Excellence in the following ways:

  • To support the development a secure understanding of the concepts, principles and processes of mathematics and apply these in different contexts.
  • To support the development of essential numeracy skills, allowing full participation in society.
  • To provide opportunities for pupils to interpret numerical information appropriately and use it to draw conclusions.
  • To provide opportunities for pupils to apply skills and understanding creatively and logically to solve problems, within a variety of contexts.

"The children LOVED the workshops!  Everyone, from the 5 year olds to the 11 year olds, thoroughly enjoyed the visit and they were engaged from start to finish. The most important thing was they had fun with Maths!  We arranged the visit during Maths Week Scotland and this definitely was one of the highlights of the week!" Class Teacher, St Margaret's Primary, Johnstone

"10/10 …The pupils were all fully engaged in their learning because they were enjoying the different context and visitor. They were talking about the workshops all week. It was just what we needed to create a buzz around maths for maths week!” Caskieberran Primay

Maths Week Scotland 2024

Celebrate Maths Week Scotland with a high energy, imaginative, fun and Creative Maths day for all pupils to take part in. This year, Maths Week Scotland will take place during the 23rd Sept - 29th Sept 2024 - and if you would like to take part with a high energy, imaginative, fun and Creative Maths day for all pupils to take part in, then take a look at what's on offer below. 

Funding
The Edinburgh Mathematical Society grant scheme - The Schools Enrichment Fund, exists to provide financial support for mathematical activities which fall outwith the normal school curriculum. There are no closing dates but early submission of applications is strongly encouraged. Find out more over at www.ems.ac.uk/funding/schools-funding

The Riddle of the Sphinx

The Riddle of the Sphinx

With a clear focus on concepts of measurement and featuring a concrete maths challenge, acclaimed Egyptologist “Dr Colorado Smith” needs
The Race into Space

The Race into Space

The search is on for the UK's next astronaut - and Major Tom wants your pupils' help in selecting the
The Pirate's Challenge Maths Workshops

The Pirate’s Challenge!

The Pirate's Challenge is one of our most popular maths workshops - allowing up to 60 pupils at a time
The Benefactor

The Benefactor

Whole-School Maths: The Benefactor - Money-based maths fun for up to 420 pupils in a single day! Workshop Description Money-based
CSI: Maths

CSI: Maths

A series of challenging mysteries to engage your students and get them thinking logically Workshop Description Combining criminal mysteries and
Big Maths day from As Creatives

Murderous Maths

Interactive problem solving for up to 180 pupils (with follow-up workshops for up to four classes, depending on the structure
Times Tables Trattoria

Times Tables Trattoria

Workshop Description Through sheer head work, Trevi Times made his dream come true – by opening his own Italian restaurant,
Outdoor Maths

Outdoor Maths

Outdoor spaces provide wonderful opportunities to explore how numbers and shapes create both the built and natural worlds. Workshop Description
The Captain's Conundrum

The Captain’s Conundrum

A pirate-themed whole school maths challenge The Captain's Conundrum Workshop Description "Captain Morgan", of the Good Ship Mathematics, has a
Number Patterns: The Bunker

Number Patterns: The Bunker

A fast-paced workshop contextualising sequencing and making connections between maths and other subjects! Workshop Description A fast-paced workshop contextualising sequencing
Family Maths

Family Maths

Mathematical fun for all the family! Taking a experiential approach, our immersive Family Maths workshops uncover the meaning and importance
Captain Morgan and the Maths Monster

Captain Morgan and the Maths Monster

Using understanding and knowledge of shape to beat a creature from the deep! Captain Morgan & The Maths Monster Workshop
Sensory Maths

Sensory Maths

Workshop Description Designed to support children and young people with profound learning needs and/or who communicate non-verbally, they harness a

Our Extraordinary World of Maths Teaching Resources give you everything you need to deliver your own Creative Maths day! available to purchase and download from www.ascreativesconnect.com/ Choose from: The Race into Space, The Riddle of the Sphinx, Times Tables Trattoria and The Benefactor. All available as individual packages (£100.00). You can also add on the Family Maths pack with any resource for just £10 (usually priced 45.00). The resources have been designed to allow teachers to take up the narrative and support their pupils in exploring the worlds we’ve created. These packages include all the resources required to deliver your own themed maths experiences from Reception to Year 6 / P1 - P7 - offering fantastic value for money! 

"We have had a brilliant week exploring Ancient Egypt. We solved brilliant literacy and numeracy challenge, Riddle of the Sphinx! Also excavated treasure and spelling words, built tombs, role-played Pharaohs and so much more!" Woodmuir Primary