The Maths Week Competitions are proving very popular!
Maths Week 2020 Olympiad for all primary and secondary school students
Mangahigh Online competition
Target Boards for Primary schools. Over 23,000 correct answers submitted yesterday
See Targetboards Leaderboard here
Keep an eye on our twitter page to see the leaderboards!
MathsWeekTV Schedule for TODAY and TOMORROW:
The MathsWeekTV schedule is jammed packed for the next two days! Check out the guide below.
You can watch all broadcasts live (no need to get tickets) or catch up later using the Playback function. Full details available here: MathsWeekTV
The ever popular maths entertainer Caroline Ainslie brings her show “Big and Small” online. Small students in Big school (4 – 7 year olds) can join in in the fun by tuning into MathsWeekTV at 10:10 this morning – make sure to supply children with paper and tape! (If you have round balloons too then even better, but not essential)
Tom Crawford's Maths v Sport
A must see show for students in senior cycle with an interest in maths and sport. Watch at 11:11 today or catch up later in the week on MathsWeekTV.
Every Day Counts!
This Maths Careers Event will have TY / Year 12 students “Searching for Certainty”. The Society of Actuaries in Ireland present their maths careers talk on MathsWeekTV at 2 pm today.
Maths Rocks features a series of mathematical surprises that you never knew about. You might even learn some magic tricks you can show other people. Audience Participation tickets are “sold out” but your 7 – 12 year old students can still stream the show live at 10:10 tomorrow morning.
Puzzling Surprises with Rob Eastaway tomorrow at 11:11.
Rob was the very first presenter at Maths Week and we’re delighted to welcome back the Zeeman Medal Awardee to this year’s virtual festivities. His show will present entertaining examples of counter-intuitive maths, from Pythagoras to Pascal’s Triangle. A must see show!
Every Day Counts!
This event is for 1st year / Year 9 students. Tune into MathsWeekTV at 12 pm tomorrow and explore real world maths as the team at the Society of Actuaries in Ireland share their real world examples of maths appearing in their hobbies, their jobs and their daily routine.
If you would like to be part of the live audience and possible get a shout out on MathsWeekTV then please click here for booking details. https://www.mathsweek.ie/2020/event/every-day-counts/
Daily Maths Week Challenge
Check out the daily maths week photo challenge on social media. Use your maths eyes to discover the maths in our environment – take a photo and share it using #MathsWeek2020
Triangle Tuesday - Today’s challenge:
Photograph Triangles in your surroundings and share the pics on social media.
Today’s Maths Week Brain Teaser
Each day we will bring you a mathematical brain teaser designed to challenge the solver. Post it on your school’s social media or on your Maths Week board in school and get your students thinking laterally and logically as they strategize to solve the puzzle.
If you’re 6 meters away from a door and with each move you advance half the distance to the door. How many moves will it take to reach the door?
You can find the solution to this puzzle below
For more puzzles check out the Maths Week daily problems in TheJournal.ie
Solution for yesterday’s puzzle:
Turn on switch one and two. Wait a little while and then turn off switch 2.
Go in the room to check out the bulbs:
Switch 1 corresponds to the bulb that is ON
Switch 2: Corresponds to the bulb that is OFF but HOT
Switch 3: Correspond to the bulb that is OFF and COLD
Solution for today’s puzzle:
You will never reach the door!