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October 2, 2022 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
To celebrate Maths Week Scotland 2022, the Scottish Maritime Museum will be offering family workshops, FREE with museum entry.
The workshops are aimed at children aged 8+, but younger children can participate with adult assistance.
The Maths of Ship Design workshop focuses on the social history of ship building in Scotland: who built Scottish ships, what jobs were involved and the different types of maths each role used. The workshop will encourage visitors to explore how maths can be used for all sorts of jobs and in their own lives too.
In keeping with the Maths Week theme, the ‘Beauty of Maths’ there will also be a special emphasis on ship design, examining ship blueprints and also dazzle camouflage, which uses geometric shapes and patterns. Visitors will have the opportunity to paint their own dazzle pattern and build their own periscope which they can use to test their design’s effectiveness.