YOUNGSTERS across Renfrewshire had fun with numbers as they took part in Maths Week Scotland.

Schools, early years centres and libraries hosted various activities, all aimed at proving maths can be fun.

Clocks and i-Pads were among the equipment used at Barsail Primary, in Erskine, to help pupils learn about addition.

Children at Kirklandneuk Primary, in Renfrew, also joined in the fun as they were encouraged to get to grips with large numbers.

Meanwhile, at Williamsburgh Primary, in Paisley, youngsters formed a circle around the school campus to get an idea of how many of them it would take to give their building a hug.

And kids at the Hugh Smiley Early Learning and Childcare Centre, also in Paisley, were delighted to hop on board the Skoobmobile for a special Bookbug session featuring stories and songs about numbers.

Councillor Jim Paterson, Renfrewshire’s convener of education and children’s services, said: “Numeracy is important for everyone.

“We want every child to have the best start in life and reach their full potential, regardless of their background.

“Adults often say ‘I’m rubbish at maths’ but parents don’t realise how much of an affect that can have on their child’s development.

“It’s time to have fun with maths in the same way we all enjoy reading.

“Renfrewshire is ambitious for its children and young people. We’ve seen the benefits of taking a new approach to literacy with the Renfrewshire Literacy Approach, in conjunction with Strathclyde University.

“Literacy and numeracy have equal importance in terms of how children learn and we are determined that all children’s numeracy levels are further enhanced through our programmes in schools and early years centres.”