50,000 stitching hours, 300 miles of wool, 1000 stitchers and 160 panels. The Great Tapestry of Scotland is full of maths!
We were delighted work with Maths Week Scotland to host a range of events in celebration of the importance of maths in our everyday lives.
Although Maths Week has now finished for 2023, our resources are available for you to use all year round.
Woven into the rich tapestry that is the history of Scottish, are a whole host of important figures, who have left a lasting legacy and an impact on the world that is still strong today.
“I stand on the shoulders of Maxwell“
Einstein, commemorating the centenary of Maxwell’s birth, once lauded Maxwell’s contributions as “the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton.” During his visit to the University of Cambridge in 1922, when it was suggested that he had achieved greatness by standing on Newton’s shoulders, playfully retorted, “No, I don’t. I stand on the shoulders of Maxwell.”
From the 25th September to 1st October 2023 we ran special Crack the Code Trails. You can still check these out online using the links below!
P1 - P3
P4 - P7
S1 - S6, and adults!
Can solve the clues to find the code? Click below to find out P1 – P3 Maths quiz!
Using the clues within the panels can you find the secret code…?
Inspired by panel 99, James Clerk Maxwell, test your maths knowledge here!