A project in the Great Regional City Challenge has proposed a way for Launceston to use its cityscape for mathematical learning.
Launceston: A Numerate City is a project lead by Dr Tracey Muir as well as Dr Abbey Macdonald, with an accompanying app to be developed by Rob Youl.
Dr Muir said the app would be used in conjunction with physical features across the city, themed around some form of numerical stimulus.
"There'd be little features throughout the city where they could use the app like a bit of a Maths trail if you like," Dr Muir said.
"Places like bus shelters ... we would post problems so if they were bored with nothing to do they can solve the maths problems at the bus stop."
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Dr Muir said the initiative would encourage locals and tourists alike to see Launceston in a different and engaging way.
She added school excursions would also benefit from the installations, making for a fun a new way the public could appreciate numeracy.
"We have a saying that 'numeracy is everyone's business' it's not just something you do in school," Dr Muir said.
"I think because it's not traditionally a subject everybody loves, this would actually help to facilitate positive attitudes towards mathematics which will have flow-on effects to participate in life.
"It's particularly relevant to engage with people in thinking about mathematics in a way they may not have before."
Voting for the Great Regional City Challenge closes on May 31, you can vote at launcestontogether.com.au.