# Irish Maths Trust announce a number of initiatives

The Irish Maths Trust announce three exciting initiatives: Mathematicians in our lives, It could be you and an award for Irish Teachers of Mathematics

Mathematicians in Our Lives - a legacy of the successful Boole2School programme enjoyed in 2015 by more than 70,000 students on George Boole’s 200

^{th}birthday; however this time, George Boole is joined by William Rowan Hamilton in our ongoing series “Mathematicians in our Lives”. We will be making available all of the resources on logic and mathematics from our Boole2School programme including lesson plans, student worksheets and other class resources while also offering brand new resources on Hamilton including an introduction to his mathematical ideas and their practical applications, complete with thematic, quaternion and Hamilton cycle based puzzles and games. https://www.irishmathstrust.com/miolThis Could Be You is a scheme in which mathematical guests, from college students and researchers to industry professionals, are being interviewed by students in schools to shed light on how people from all backgrounds can end up learning mathematics even when faced with difficulties and setbacks, and how they can build a mathematics based career. We hope that these talks will encourage good study practice and help students and help students gain resilience and self-confidence, by showing that one doesn’t have to be a “born genius” to become brilliant at mathematics. https://www.irishmathstrust.com/this-could-be-you

The Award for Irish Teachers of Mathematics The Award for Irish Teachers of Mathematics, a reward to the teachers that inspire and draw out the potential of all students. The main award consists of a trophy together with €10,000 and everyone who is nominated receives a “Thank You Teacher” poster for their school. https://www.irishmathstrust.com/teachersaward