Transforming Scotland into a maths positive nation: final report of the Making Maths Count group

Final report of the Making Maths Count group, which identifies three main areas to be improved.


Developing the Young Workforce Regional Groups - Fife, Moray, North East Scotland, North Highland, Perth and Kinross, West Lothian and West College Regions

Education Scotland's Curriculum, Learning, Teaching and Assessment Forum involving teacher and local authority representatives from Dumfries and Galloway, Fife, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire and Shetland

Mathematics Development Group involving teachers from Aberdeen, Angus, Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Inverclyde, Highland, Moray, North Ayrshire, Scottish Borders, South Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire. A college lecturer and Quality Improvement Officer from Edinburgh were also involved

Maths Week Ireland

National Numeracy

National Parental Engagement Steering Group involving the following organisations: Al Qalam School, BEMIS Scotland; Comann nam Parant; Education Scotland; Enquire; Families Need Fathers; Families Outside; National Parent Forum Scotland; Parent Network Scotland; Save the Children; Scottish Catholic Education Service; Skills Development Scotland; Scottish Government; Scottish Qualifications Authority; Scottish Parental Involvement Officers Network; Scottish Parent Teacher Council

Scottish Qualifications Authority

Scottish Mathematical Council


2,508 adults submitted a questionnaire response. Fourteen of these were removed because none of the questions had been answered, leaving 2,494 responses for analysis. 828 children and young people submitted a questionnaire response. Two of these were removed because none of the questions had been answered, leaving 826 responses for analysis.

Focus groups were held at nine locations. These included two primary schools and one secondary school where discussions were held with pupils, teachers and parents; two colleges where discussions were held with students and staff; two universities where discussions were held with students involved in initial teacher education; a group of business representatives and those involved in adult basic education.

Further information is available in the research and engagement paper at


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