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Date: 29 May, 2024

Time: 10:00 – 15:00

Organiser: National Museums Scotland

Venue: Online

This free online training event will help you find the maths stories in your museum collections and create maths-focused programming and events for your school and family audiences.

This training is organised by National Museums Scotland in conjunction with Maths Week Scotland, an annual week of activity celebrating maths. This year, Maths Week Scotland will take place from 23 September to 29 September 2024. We want museums all across Scotland to take part. If you’re interested but not sure what to do next,  see what Scotland’s museums got up to in Maths Week Scotland 2023 and read on to find out more about the Maths in Museums training event.

The training will include:

  • Presentations and exercises led by Tom Briggs, Mathematics Educator and Museum Learning Consultant
  • Case studies from museums who have taken part in Maths Week Scotland before
  • Opportunities to meet peers from other museums and share learning.

The training will enable you to:

  • Gain awareness of maths topics and levels in the Curriculum for Excellence
  • Learn how to find the maths stories in your collections and create maths-focused programming and events
  • Engage with others in the sector and find out how they’re integrating maths in their programming
  • Know how to get involved in Maths Week Scotland and where to go for further information, advice and support.

This training is for people who:

  • Work or volunteer in a museum, gallery, library or other type of organisation that holds a public collection in Scotland; and
  • Want to gain knowledge, skills and confidence in how to create maths-focused programming and events, particularly for schools and families

You do not need to have a maths, science, technology or engineering collection to take part. Every collection has a maths story somewhere, and we can help you find it!

Places are limited for this training and, if capacity is reached, NMS may ask only one representative from each organisation to attend.

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