School of Mathematics

Successful MathsWeek for the Maths Outreach Team

Francesca Iezzi and the wider Maths Outreach team were involved in a successful MathsWeek Scotland (30 September - 6 October). They ran the following:

  • A Teacher Reception: with about 60 teachers attending, very positive feedback, and a Q&A with Darren McKinnon (Quality Improvement Officer for Maths & Science, Edinburgh Council) and John Swinney (Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills).
  • Online resources (, with around 600 views in the last week; in addition to the material produced last year which has now reached 2000.
  • Outreach at Ocean Terminal (shopping centre on the Leith waterfront - so a different audience) on Saturday: 140 people took part in Mathemagic tricks and a selection of games and Maths Circle activities.