School of Mathematics

Host a Maths Circle at your School

Discover how to run a Maths Circle in your school.

The Edinburgh Maths Circle has been an immensely popular event over the past few years. In 2018, thanks to funding from the Glasgow Mathematical Journal Trust and Edinburgh City Council, we have begun a programme to spread the Maths Circle initiative widely across Scotland. 

Our aim is to loan our resources out to schools/communities and provide training and support so teachers/educators can host their own Maths Circle events at their schools or in their local communities. 

So far we have run eight workshops aimed at showing our resources to school teachers and giving them advice on how to use them in the classroom. These workshops have proven to be successful and very well received. The handout and slides from one of our face-to face teacher workshops are both available below. 

Due to the current situation, we are now running our teacher workshops online. Our next workshop will be on Thursday 22nd April from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Attendance is free but registration is required.  For further information and to book a space please visit the booking page.

During these online workshop, we will give a brief introduction to our (now virtual) Maths Circles, and then we will explore some of the resources we use. We will also discuss how such resources can be used in the classroom and can spark curiosity and help children develop their mathematical thinking. 

 

Below you can find slides and handouts from one of our previous workshops.

If you are interested in borrowing our resources please email mathscircle@maths.ed.ac.uk.

As an example, you can read about the Maths Circle hosted at Preston Street Primary School with our resources.