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 four 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 teacher workshops are both available below. 

The most recent workshop took place on Saturday 29th February from 10:30am to 2:00pm at the University of Edinburgh. We will very probably run a similar workshop again in the autumn.


If you are interested in borrowing our resources please email

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