School of Mathematics

Mathematical Walking Tour

If you're keen to do some mathematics whilst sightseeing along the Royal Mile, then our walking tour is for you.

For anyone who would like to do some mathematics whilst sightseeing along the Royal Mile, we have just the thing for you.  A worksheet, developed by John Searl (Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Mathematical Education), is free for downloading right here. (Caveat: some of the activities in the worksheet are now out of date.)  We hope in the future to extend this walk to more parts of Edinburgh, to include more fun puzzles and observations, and to link all of this with Google Maps so you can see it on your iPhone.  If you have any ideas for mathematically interesting bits of Edinburgh, do let us know!

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