Maths Week 2020 Results 22/10/20

The 15th Maths Week Ireland took place under Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Over those 15 years, Maths Week has engaged over two and a half million people!

Maths Week promotes a positive attitude towards maths and shows the importance of maths in our lives and the role it plays underpinning all of science, technology, engineering and other important fields.

This year was different, but after all the disruption, the organisers felt that Maths Week 2020 had to happen.

Thanks to all the team who worked hard and creatively to make this happen: Sheila Donegan, Diane Murphy, Ben Dolan, Kayleigh Foran. And also to Cordula Weiss who contributed this year and so much over the past few years and has moved on to new challenges in Germany. Wir wünschen ihnen viel Glück Cordula.

Thanks to  participation and support of schools, teachers and pupils, parents, partners and sponsors we were all able to achieve this together. Looking forward now to making Maths Week 2021 even better with your help. Please complete our survey to help make this possible, Eoin.

Eoin Gill, Coordinator Maths Week Ireland.

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Prize Winners

Congratulations to winners of our Maths Week 2020 registration draw:

Ms Margaret Fegan, ST MARY’S PRIMARY SCHOOL in Londonderry

Ms Noelle Biesty SCOIL MAELRUAIN SENIOR in Dublin

Ms Peggy O Donoghue SCOIL PHOBAIL SLIABH LUACHRA in Kerry

Ms Sara O’Malley ARDEN BOYS NS in Offaly

Ms Laura Boyle STRABANE ACADEMY in Tyrone

who have each won a Samsung tablet.

And Congratulations to

Ms Cliodhna McMahon SCOIL CILL CHURNAIN in Limerick

who wins a set of IZAK9 Cubes.

Maths Week 2020 Certificates now available in English or as Gaeilge.
Certificates

Schools / Classes that want a certificate of participation please email us at mathsweek@wit.ie with “Certificate” in the subject line and containing

School Name / school number / your name / activities that you participated in.

The 2020 Have you got maths eyes? competition is now open.

Show your “Maths Eyes” by enteringthe Maths Week competition. Take a picture  and add a tagline to show maths in your surroundings.

There are categories for all ages and also a project competition.

See Maths Eyes Maths Week 2019 competition winners here

You can find all the information you need at the Maths Eyes Website

MangaHigh Results and Performance

We had 480 schools who played Mangahigh during Maths Week.

Congratulations to all involved!

Congratulations to the 10 schools who made it on to the All-Island Leaderboard

Congratulations also to the  10 schools who made it on to the “Small School” Leaderboard.

A Small School consists of  200 students or less.

The “Small School” Leaderboard

TargetBoards Results and Performance

Over 140,000 valid answers have been submitted by an estimated 18,325 pupils in 733 classes to the daily Targetboards activity.

Junior Leader Board

Fourtowns Primary School (13154)
P7 (Mr Bevington)
Caheragh NS (8083)
Senior Room (Mary T Minehane )
Dalkey School Project (5045)
DSP 6th (Brian Mannion)
St Patrick’s Primary School, The Loup (2814)
Primary 7 (Miss Bradley)
Kiltartan National School (2108)
5th and 6th class (Ms. Mooney)
Fourtowns PS (2079)
Primary 6 (C Wilde)
Gaelscoil CHaladh an Treoigh (1939)
Rang a 3 an Fhorghais (Máire Ní CHoistealbha)
Our Lady of Mercy primary school (1883)
Ms Sheehan’s Class (Ms Sheehan)
Groggan Primary School (1769)
Mr Robinson’s P6 (Chris Robinson)
St Patrick’s P.S, Loup (1402)
P6 – Mrs McFlynn (Mrs McFlynn)

Senior Leader Board

Kealkill NS (13588)
4th, 5th & 6th (Ms Pyburn & Mr Cronin)
Dualla NS (10061)
Mr. Manley Rang 5 & 6 (John Manley)
Bushypark NS (9116)
6th Class (Ms. Walsh)
St. Patrick’s BNS (6000)
5th Ms. Mullane (Ms. Mullane)
St Johns Senior (5108)
6th (Eddie Kearns)
St Malachys BNS (2816)
6th Class (6th Class)
Central Model Senior School (2701)
6th Class (Mr. Dolan)
Scoil Mocheallog (2304)
6th class 2 (E O Dea)
Dromina National School (2234)
Mr. Nolan (Joe Nolan)
Knocknagoshel N.S. (2128)
5th & 6th (Mrs. Cusack)

Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin presented with Maths Week Ireland Award for Raising Public Awareness of Mathematics.

Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin was presented with the award at a socially distanced ceremony. The award is a hand-wrought bronze Mobius Strip fashioned by award-winning Dublin Silversmith Seamus Gill.  The presentation was made by Dr Sheila Donegan and the citation and report can be read here

Maths Week Ireland Maths Map

HELP GET MATHS ON THE MAP

This exciting new project is funded by the ESB from Maths Week Ireland and will deliver the “Maths Map”.  It will be a great resource for maths learning. This map that will show places of mathematical interest. This could include a place:

  • where there is a maths activity (such as a maths trial),
  • where maths is done (such as a university maths department),
  • where a famous mathematician was born / educated / worked
  • where something in the built or natural environment with mathematical significance

We are developing a portal where people can upload places of mathematical significance. To prepare material for the map we are looking for schools and the public to flag any relevant places in their area or that they visit. If you would like to share something in the meantime you can email mathsweek@wit.ie. Please put Maths Map in the subject box.

Virtual Hamilton Walk

Virtual Hamilton Walk
This event was live-streamed on Friday October 16 and is available to see here
Audience: Those interested in maths and history.

Hamilton Day-16 October- is the centerpiece of Maths Week Ireland. For it was on this day that William Rowan Hamilton made his famous discovery of the Quaternions. The story is renowned to mathematicians and physicists worldwide and remembered in this annual mathematical pilgrimage. This virtual walk comprises a video of the whole route with interviews with Prof Peter Gallagher, DIAS/ Dunsink Observatory, Dr Fiacre O Cairbre, Prof Tony O’Farrell and Anne van Weerden with Maths Week’s Eoin Gill as host. You can see it here

Play!

Many of our Maths Week games will continue to be available in  Games and Competitions section here on the maths week website.

Gathering 4 Gardner Online Event

Each October, people gather around the world, in small and large groups, for Celebration of Mind events. These celebrate the legacy of Martin Gardner (1914-2010), a prolific non-fiction writer who turned on several generations to the joys of mathematics and rational thinking. His interests were very broad, and included the works of Lewis Carroll, close-up magic, and philosophy.

This year is the 10th anniversary of Celebration of Mind! Gathering 4 Gardner is hosting a virtual Celebration of Mind and they are inviting everyone who loves Alice in Wonderland, brainteasers, puzzles, the math of fiber arts, paper fun, skepticism, and magic of all types to join in. This week-long event includes videos, live presentations, and Q&A sessions for the curious of all ages.

More details available here https://www.gathering4gardner.org/g4gs-celebration-of-mind-2020/

DojoMór free ONLINE Coding Event

DojoMór is a fun day for young people ages 7 to 17 where they learn to create a simple game, build a website, and programme some electronics across Ireland in one day. Locations include Tralee IT, Cork IT, Dundalk IT, Waterford IT, Galway-Mayo IT, Dún Laoghaire IADT, Offaly County Council, Letterkenny IT and Maynooth University. To book your students a place and to be in with a chance to win a Thunkable PRO App-builder license woth €250, follow this link: https://www.mathsweek.ie/2020/event/dojomor/

John Hooper Medal for Statistics

This all island poster competition is now open! Students must work in small groups to investigate real questions using data. The poster can be about any topic; it should reflect or illustrate usage, analysis, interpretation and communication of statistics or statistical information. Apart from the monetary prize on offer there are many other reasons for students to take part in this poster competition. Students will:

  • Learn to work as part of team
  • Investigate real questions using data
  • Use analytical their analytical and graphical skills
  • Interpret statistical results
  • Develop skills in written communication

Important dates:

  • 22 January 2021 Registration by a teacher. See here
  • 26 February 2021 (5pm) Poster to be submitted to CSO here
  • 26 March 2021 The winning posters will be announced

Check out the 2021 John Hooper Medal for Statistics Flyer here

Maths Week 2020 Executive Partners