This year because of the global Covid 19 pandemic, the number of events are limited. Please check back here as we will continue to post events as they are confirmed.

Math puzzles with Mary I.

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Audience: Primary school children 7 to 13 Description: To celebrate Maths Week, Mary Immaculate College (MIC) are bringing you lots of different fun Math puzzles for you to do at home or at school. These puzzles can be done on your own or as part of a team. Booking Details Get your packs from our

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2020 vision with your  Maths Eyes

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Audience: Primary Teachers Description: Everyone uses mathematics in their daily life but they sometimes don't call it mathematics. For most people, the mathematics that surrounds them remains invisible and parents underestimate their mathematical abilities because they often consider the mathematics they can do as 'common sense' and the tasks they can't do as 'mathematics'. In

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Maths Workshop with Douglas Buchanan

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Audience: Primary Maths Week Ireland is pleased to facilitate maths workshops led by maths educator Douglas Buchanan for primary schools around Ireland. These one-hour long workshops are intended for Fourth and Fifth Class pupils. Doug’s workshops give participants the opportunity to solve various puzzles working in pairs or small groups. It gives them the chance

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Virtual Maths Brunch @ Mary Immaculate College

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Audience: Second Level Students :Transition Year, 5th Year and 6th Year Description: Virtual Maths Brunch @ Mary Immaculate College Thurles : Join staff and students of MIC Thurles for an online maths lecture with Dr Derek Kitson on emerging applications of geometry and combinatorics in science and technology. Booking Details - Contact: patricia.osullivan@mic.ul.ie or derek.kitson@mic.ul.ie

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It Doesn’t Add Up with Ken Farquhar

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Audience: Age 7-12; 2nd-6th class (ROI); Y4-Y8 (NI) Pick a card any card, is this it?? No? Any of these? Yes? How does that work? Could it really involve Maths? A show with no sleight of hand, just some fantastic maths. Dr Ken presents some of his favourite tricks revealing all the maths behind them.

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Maths4All TeachMeet

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Audience: Teachers Are you willing to share your ideas about maths teaching? Would you like to take a peek into other teachers’ classes? Maths4All will host an online TeachMeet on Thursday 15th October from 6 o’clock. A TeachMeet is an organised but informal meeting for teachers to share good practice, practical innovations and personal insights

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Einstein’s Relativity

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Audience: Age 15 years+; TY 5th and 6th year (ROI); Y12-Y14 (NI) and Adult Einstein's Relativity - Pythagoras for Space and Time Join Dr Ian Jubb of DIAS and discover how Einstein's theory of relativity opened up a whole new world of understanding and exploration. Einstein's Theory of Relativity revolutionised the way we understand the

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How to bring your maths lessons to life

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Audience: Teachers Watch live on https://www.mathsweek.ie/2021/mathsweektv-secondary/ No one understands what makes students tick better than we teachers. Bobby shows how he uses his students’ interest in popular culture - football, Bake Off, Strictly, pop music and even - say it quietly - Love Island! to show where there is maths in all sorts of  unexpected contexts. Booking:

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Adults Learning Maths in the lockdown

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Audience: Adult ALM 2020 Virtual Seminar Series The panel discussion is entitled “Adults Learning Maths in the lockdown” and is being organised to coincide with Maths Week Ireland 2020. Much mathematics education research is conducted in schools or other education settings. And education researchers nurture their creativity and collaborations by attending conferences in their own countries or abroad. But the pandemic

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Momentous Maths with Kjartan Poskitt

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Audience: Age 9-12; 4th-6th class (ROI); Y6-Y8 (NI) One Sided Paper explores the strange Mobius strips that you can cut in half, yet they stay together! The Pennies that Reach the Sun starts with a chess board with one penny (or cent) on the first square. The next square has two, then four, then eight…

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How to fold things into thirds with James Tanton

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Audience: Age 12-15; 1st-3rd Year (ROI); Y9-Y11 (NI) James Tanton is a research mathematician deeply interested in bridging the gap between the mathematics experienced by school students and the creative mathematics practiced and explored by mathematicians. He worked as a college professor for a decade, as a high-school teacher for a decade, and is now the

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The Hamilton Walk

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The Hamilton Walk is an annual event held each year in Dublin on the 16th of October, the anniversary of the day in 1843 when William Rowan Hamilton discovered the non-commutative algebraic system known as quaternions, while walking with his wife along the banks of the Royal Canal. This year with restrictions the normal walk cant

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Hamilton Lecture 2020

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Audience: 12 years and up Professor Terence Tao will deliver this year’s Hamilton Lecture, as part of the Royal Irish Academy's Hamilton Day celebrations, generously sponsored by Ibec. In his talk entitled 'The Cosmic Distance Ladder’ he will show how we can use basic secondary-school level maths, along with indirect measurements, to work out the

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DojoMór

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Audience: ages 7 to 17 years. Due to Covid 19 this years event will be held online. DojoMór is a national coding event for kids aged 7 to 17 years. There will be a combination of coding workshops available on the day such as programming, scratch, web design, App development and much more. There will

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Maths Week

Island of Ireland

  Maths Week Ireland is an all-island initiative and a partnership of institutions and groups promoting positive attitudes towards maths and highlighting the importance of maths in our lives since 2006. It is coordinated by Calmast at WIT. It is one of four national STEM festivals. Running for 15 years as a collaborative partnership of

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Mathematics World Cup

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The Mathematics World Cup is a free global competition for children aged 7-11. It combines mathematics, movement and mindfulness in a 45-minute session to improve childrens' physical health, mental health and engagement with maths. Teachers can take part at any time that is convenient for them between the 16th and 22nd of October. Register here.

Rearranging Equations Bookmark Competition with MTU

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Rearranging equations is a vital skill in many professions and yet it a topic that students often find difficult. The aim of this competition is to encourage students to think carefully about equations and how to rearrange them. By creating their own bookmark that explains how to rearrange equations, they will (hopefully!) think carefully about

Picture Books in Maths Education

Picture Books in Maths Education with Edward Fitzgerald The Doorbell Rang is a wonderful book that could be used to introduce the idea of dividing and sharing to a 1st or 2nd class. Teachers can use the video and activity resources to enhance children’s understanding of sharing and dividing. Within the video, teachers can use

Using Magic in the Secondary Maths Classroom

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In this session, former teacher and inspector Andrew Jeffrey will share his favourite, magical moments to use in a secondary maths classroom. You will learn tricks to amaze and engage your students, covering such topics as probability, Algebra and Fibonacci. All of these have been tried and tested in secondary classrooms.   Join using the below

The Function Room with Colm O’Regan: Maths of Climate Change

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This enormous topic, we hear it everywhere. The arguments rage around us. As we oscillate between doubt, despair, small bits of hope and back to doubt, it can be hard to find out what to grab onto. We might rewild a lawn, eat more chickpeas and grow an onion but we feel a helplessness. Don’t