Maths Week 2021 Update Wednesday 20 October

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Daily Maths Week Newsletter 2021
Wednesday 20 October


Welcome to the daily Maths Week newsletter.
Today marks the halfway point of Maths Week, but don't fret, we have LOTS still to come! Check out our featured and upcoming events below.

As well as our Maths Week live shows and events, there are lots of competitions running for Maths Week. Check them out here. 


Wishing you a wonderful Maths Week!
The Maths Week Team

MIghTY Maths Launch
Wednesday 20 October 10-11am 

You are cordially invited to attend the launch of Dr. Ronan Flatley’s book entitled ‘MIghTY Maths”. This book, which is published by the Curriculum Development Unit in Mary Immaculate College, is designed for Transition Year (TY) students and presents them with a series of engaging mini-projects to stimulate the mathematical interest of the naturally curious TY student. Join the event using this link

Celebrating 10 years of the Maths Week Maths Eyes Competition
Wednesday 20 October 19.15pm
This session for parents and teachers will celebrate some of the many creative posters that have been submitted over the years and we hope that this can act as a springboard for teachers, parents and children to see how they can use their Maths Eyes in their everyday life. Register here

The Function Room with Colm O'Regan
Thursday 21 October 8pm 
As we come prepare for COP26 at the end of the month,  Join Colm O'Regan and guests to discuss the maths of climate change and other burning issues! Register here.

"Celebration of Mind" Gathering for Gardner 
Events all week for Martin Gardner's birthday 21 October (1914). Learn more and take part here


                      Find all our Maths Week events here!

Coming up on MathsWeekTV tomorrow:
1010- Maths Week Mega Quiz with Franz Schlindwein
1111- Maths V Sport with Thimas Crawford

For the full Maths Week TV line up, click here.
Catch the live stream of Maths Week TV here.

Colm O’Regan is at it again. The award winning comedian, author and broadcaster is back again and this year Colm turns his attention to some everyday objects to show us slightly stranger things.
Episode 1: Pringles is out now. 
Maths Week Competitions

Maths Week Olympiad
Open to students from Senior Infants (Year 2) to 3rd Year (Year 11).
Learn more here and register your class here

Have you got Maths Eyes? 
Back for its 10th year, Have you got Maths Eyes? is open to students of all ages. 
Learn more here and enter a poster here

Target Boards

Primary school classes can take part in our Maths Week Target Boards here
Keep an eye on our social media for Leaderboard updates throughout the week!

Rearranging Equations Bookmark Competition with MTU

First year to TY students are invited to design a bookmark that explains how to rearrange equations. 
Rules and entry details are available here. Entries close 5 November 2021.

Photograph patterns in nature.
Share your pattern photos with us using #MathsWeekDailyChallenge
or email us on

Check back tomorrow for another daily challenge!

One brother says of his younger brother: “Two years ago, I was three times as old as my brother was. In three years’ time, I will be twice as old as my brother.” How old are they each now?

Solution will be shared in tomorrow's newsletter, along with another brain teaser!
You can also check out our daily puzzles in The

Tuesday's Solution:
The farmer has 3 sheep, 2 goats, and 1 horse.
You can solve this easy math riddle with a quick hypothetical.
Take sheep: we know that there are three animals that are goats and horses, so we suppose there are two goats and one horse. Checking this hypothesis gives us three sheep, which works out because there are four non-goats: three sheep, and one horse.

Helping Adult Learners Overcome Mathematics Anxiety:
The Role of the Tutor

Thursday 21 October, 1-2pm

Webinar organised by NALA and facilitated by Dr Maria D. Ryan, Lecturer in Business, School of Post Primary Education, Mary Immaculate College, Co. Tipp. 
Register here

Maths Careers Event: Maths Week TV
Friday 22 October, 11.11am

Careers event showcasing the many careers involving maths, moderated by Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin. (Audience: TY-6th Year (ROI); Y12-Y14 (NI)).
Register here.

Check out our On Demand content, including:

-> Using Picture Books in Maths Education for Primary Schools:
Two primary teachers share their experiences of using storybooks, and in particular picture-books, in the maths classroom.  Grainne Higgins (Co Offaly) and Edward Fitzgerald (Galway) have successfully used these books in maths class and researched the practice. They have prepared two videos to share their learnings with other teachers. 

Picture Books in Maths Education – MATHS WEEK IRELAND

View our On Demand content here

Want more?
Visit for more games, activities, resources, events, #MathsWeek news & more!

Thanks to teacher Orla, from Kilkenny Model School, for sending in the above photo of her Junior Infants 2D shape witches during Aistear for Maths Week. 

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#MathsWeek #IUseMaths #UsaidimMata

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