Category Archives: Maths

Maths Enrichment Opportunities From Edinburgh University

Edinburgh University are offering 2 opportunities to stretch those number brains

Here it the information they have sent us.

Online Maths Circle- Saturday 26th March 2022

An online Maths Circles is one hour long events for 7-14 years old and their families. Children have a chance to tackle a variety of mathematical problems guided by University of Edinburgh staff and students. They are encouraged to behave as little mathematicians as they make conjectures, explore and explain possible solutions to open ended questions. We think these event would benefit all students, and not only the high achieving.

Most of the activities we use during our Maths Circles are courtesy of nRich (https://nrich.maths.org/

The next online Maths Circle will be this Saturday (26th March). Attendance is free but booking is required. 

Further details and info on how to book can be found at: https://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/school-of-mathematics/outreach/maths-circle 

Circles in Maths, Nature and Everyday Life (Edinburgh Science Festival): 9th- 13th April 2022

In April 2022 we will contribute to the Edinburgh Science festival with a drop-in session taking place at the National Museum of Scotland. Our activities will explore the characteristics of the circle, and how such characteristics underpin various aspects of science, technology and everyday life, such as using a map or rolling a coin through a vending machine.

Further information can be found at:

https://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/event-details/circles-in-maths-nature-and-everyday-life


If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Fountainbridge Library Maths Week Teams Event

Fountainbridge Library are holding a Maths Week event on teams for P4-7.

For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/edinburgh-libraries-library-maths-fun-for-7-11-year-olds-tickets-177175535797?aff=ebdsoporgprofile


If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

P2 Outdoor Fractions

P2 took advantage of the sun this week and did our fractions work outside in the playground. We had to work cooperatively with our partners to make our fraction dice then we used these to play a game call ‘Roll a Fraction.’ The winner was the person who got 5 correct first.  Although the wind kept blowing our dice away, we still had lots of fun!

P2 Magic Measuring

The boys and girls in Primary 2 have been busy measuring this week by making potions in groups and pretending to be builders and architects by calculating the length of objects. We have also been comparing weight and length by investigating whether something is heavier or lighter and longer or shorter with practical activities.

We really enjoyed making a mixture of love potions, stretchy potions and invisibility potions 🧪 🧫 

Sumdog Superstars

A massive WELL DONE to Advik and Aashmi who came in the top 10 students in the Edinburgh Sumdog Contest last week. Fantastic!

Our P2 class also came 14th overall. A big well done to all the other successful pupils and classes from Dalry who performed brilliantly #teamdalry

(Sumdog is a maths website used by schools all over the world. Your child has an account and can use it at home as well. It adapts as they learn so only help with questions not answers or you’ll end up doing S3 maths)


If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

P3a Stepping Stones

P3a have been having fun practising their times tables with stepping stones.  They made their own paper stones and numbered them.  They can choose which times table they are working on to achieve their own goals.  They are encouraged to challenge themselves by practising going backwards, mixing the stones up in a random order or beating their own time.  Pupils were also asked to make their own set for homework to allow them to have fun with maths at home.


If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages