In response to the Covid-19 situation we are making resources available for pupils that are at home during the school closures. They should also be of interest to adults.  These recreational maths activities are a great way to keep the brain sharp, learn and have fun. Follow us on social media to have more regular updates.

Maths at Home

Maths at Home

With schools closures we have been directing our efforts to supporting learning in the home. We know that teachers are under a lot of pressure delivering education. For parents it has been exceptionally difficult with maybe several children while trying to juggle household chores and work. For young people too it is very difficult away from their friends and trying to cope with remote learning. We know too that for many households access to devices and broadband is limited. That is why we have focused on delivery of hands-on activities that use normal household items and emphasise learning-through-play and can be accessed through a smartphone. We have finished the daily activities after 44 days. You can see them in the archive. You might also like to see our Maths and Household Tasks section for younger children or for older children and adults, our problem solving skills sectionProblem Solving.

Maths Week 2019 in Numbers, everything from registered schools and events to viewing stats and competition entries. We are proud of our achievements to date in promoting positive attitudes towards maths and continually strive to improve our offering. Follow this link for details of how your organisation can get involved as a partner or sponsor.  

Maths Week 2019 ran from October 12th to the 18th. This video features highlights of some of over 200 events which took place around the island of Ireland. To see more, check out our podcast & media page or subscribe to our youTube channel.

Podcasts & Media
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In a special series of podcasts for Maths Week 2019 Colm O’Regan is in conversation with mathematicians and scientists on topics from crowd control to climate change to goals and points! Plus radio, television and media from Maths Week.

The 2019 Maths Week posters are here!

Maths Week is an important way to help learners, of all ages, enjoy maths and to highlight the creativity of the subject.

Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, assistant professor, UCD and science communicator

Basic maths is hugely important when it comes to success in the kitchen. There is a lot of science and maths in cooking and you can’t ignore them. Maths wouldn’t have been my favourite subject in school, but I didn’t realise how important it was at the time.

Donal Skehan, food writer & TV presenter

Mathematics is essential for disciplines such as science, technology, engineering and finance. However, we should also remember that mathematics promotes the ability to think rationally, analyse and solve problems, and process data clearly and accurately.

Miriam O'Callaghan, broadcaster and journalist

Maths resources for all ages

Rainy days need never be a drag again! Visit the Resources section of our website where you’ll find a wealth of fun, challenging puzzles and activities for all ages.

The Maths Week story


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