School of Mathematics

Online Resources

This page contains a collection of resources and videos which we have produced over the past few years. All resources can be downloaded and used by schools or individuals.

Have Fun with Maths: resources for P5-S3 students

This is a collection of resources, aimed at developing mathematical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as showing the creative and fun side of mathematics. The resources focus on strategy games and some applications of Maths to transport networks. They include some explanatory videos, a range of puzzles, and tips and advice for teachers who want to use them in the classroom. 

The resources can be found here.

Maths in Action (workshop for P6-P7)

A group of four final year maths students at the University of Edinburgh have created a free online maths workshop aimed at children aged 10-12. The workshop aims to make maths fun and engaging for the children and demonstrates how maths can be used in many aspects of life. The workshop is focused on planning a holiday, where the children need to earn money by completing mathematical tasks and then using this to budget for their trip. The workshop and all resources can be found on the following page:

Maths Week at Work: videos about careers in Maths (for S1-S5 students)

Five Maths graduates working in different sectors explain how they use Maths in their job. Then they challenge the audience with a puzzle related to their job. A solution to each of the puzzles is also presented.

The videos were initially produced to be used by secondary school teachers during Maths Week 

Check this page for further details, and to watch the videos.

Climate Change and Mathematics: resources for S3+

Climate Change is one of the biggest issues that we are currently facing, but did you know that there is actually a lot of maths behind it?  Check out our resources to see some of the number crunching that Climate Scientists do in their fight to save our planet!

The resources include a Powerpoint presentation, together with some notes for teachers and a lesson plan. They will appear soon here here.

Maths in the Kitchen- Dundee Science Centre Home Learning program

In May 2019 we have contributed to the Dundee Science Centre  Home Learning program, with some activities focused on "Maths in the Kitchen". Click here to  take a journey into the world of shapes and symmetries, and explore why our pies and pizzas are round. Suitable for 6+.

Online mudule: Statistics: Unlocking the World of Data

The sixth edition of our MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Statistics will go live on the 12th January 2022.

This course introduces some of the key ideas and concepts of statistics, the discipline that allows us to analyse and interpret the data that underpins modern society. In the course, you will explore the key principles of statistics, using interactive apps, and you will learn to interpret and evaluate the data you encounter in everyday life. No previous knowledge of statistics is required, although familiarity with secondary school mathematics is advisable.

For further information and to enrol, please visit the MOOC landing page.