SCHOOLKIDS in East Renfrewshire can count on having fun as they take part in a special event to promote maths.

Woodfarm High, in Thornliebank, and Mearns High, in Newton Mearns, are among the schools embracing Maths Week Scotland, which runs until Sunday.

Developed and delivered by National Museums Scotland, the initiative is part of a Scottish Government drive to encourage positive attitudes towards numeracy and maths.

This year, Woodfarm High pupils in S1, S2 and S3 will be creating giant ‘circle string art’ outdoors, while Mearns Primary youngsters will be using specialist whiteboards to improve mental maths.

The theme for 2022 is the beauty of maths, focusing on the creative and inspiring side of the subject and how it plays a vital role in art, music and design.

Katie Oldfield, Maths Week Scotland co-ordinator, said: “ Mathematicians often refer to the subject as ‘beautiful’ and our aim is to inspire families, schools and community groups in East Renfrewshire to view maths in a new way and to find it in unexpected places, such as art and music.

“We are so excited to be bringing back more interactive, in-person events at schools and public venues. It’s brilliant to see that so many schools have devised fun and engaging activities for pupils to discover how creative maths can be.”

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