Useful info and links
If you’d like to continue your exploration of mathematics, maths resources, maths history and in particular the history of Irish maths, here is a listing of links and further information. The Maths Week Ireland team is privileged to have forged links with other maths projects around the world to bring you a wealth of activities and problem solving exercises for all ages.
NRICH is a mathematics resource for children
Mangahigh.com is a game-based learning platform for primary and secondary school mathematics. It is one of the worlds first Game-Based Learning sites, where students learn Mathematics via purpose-built casual games that balance fun and learning.
Website offering mathematics in an enjoyable and easy-to-learn manner to promote the fun aspect of mathematics – for primary aged children.
Founded at NUI Galway, PRISM is an annual contest for second level mathematics students. It is run in the hope of encouraging students to develop their interest in mathematical problem solving and in mathematics in general.
International Mathematical Olympiad
The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the World Championship Mathematics Competition for High School students and is held annually in a different country.
MathPickle is a practical resource for teachers. Its visually compelling puzzles and games engage students in tough problem solving.
MacTutor History of Mathematics: Indexes of Biographies
This is a comprehensive collection of biographies and a great reference for maths teachers or students. It also contains posters and mathematical stamps which can be used for wall displays and posters. The website also has a section on Famous Mathematician of the Day, Quotation for today and Mathematicians’ Anniversaries throughout the Year. Look up what mathematical anniversaries are being celebrated on any given day of the school year can be fun.
History of Mathematics for young mathematicians
This website gives a student friendly gallery of some famous mathematicians.
Biographies of Women Mathematicians
Celebrating the role women have had in maths, this website contains interesting stories on women in mathematics over the years.
On this site students can take a preferences quiz and find mathematicians with similar interests to them.
The Greatest Mathematicians of All Time
Website gives you their top 100 mathematicians of all time.
The Music of the Primes
Why did Beckham choose the number 23 shirt? How is 17 the key to the evolutionary survival of a strange species of cicada? Prime numbers are the atoms of arithmetic — the hydrogen and oxygen of the world of numbers. Marcus du Sautoy, author of the The Music of the Primes, discusses the mystery of prime numbers, the history behind the Riemann hypothesis and the ongoing quest to solve it.
Please note that Maths Week Ireland has no control over the content of these sites. Teachers and parents must satisfy themselves as to the suitability of any third party sites.
Discover more about the history of Irish mathematics – learn about George Boole and his unmatched contribution to not only Irish maths but the world of mathematics and technology.
Put Maths on the Map!
A new initiative from Maths Week is to build a maths map showing places of mathematical interest, locations where there is a Maths Week activity taking place, buildings where maths is done (such as a university maths department), birthplaces of a famous mathematician, somewhere in the built or natural environment with mathematical significance etc.