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A pi-ku is a poem that takes the form of a haiku, but uses the digits of pi (3.14159…) instead of the usual 5-7-5 pattern.

You can use the digits of pi as the number of letters, syllables, or words per line.

 

Your pi-ku should be about the magic of maths!

 

Deadline for entry: Friday 23/10/2022

Winners selected: Wednesday 02/11/2022

 

Open to: 1st-3rd year secondary school

Example:

3 Maths ma-gic

1 How?

4 Maths Week Ire-land!

 

For more examples click here!

 Submission Form: https://forms.gle/tAE9rf2Xbf6UFZUU9

The fine print:

For this year’s Maths Week Ireland, ICMS is offering the chance to win a personal maths workshop for school classes in Secondary 1-3, with maths communicators Katie Steckles and Ben Sparks.

 

About the prize:

Magic and maths have gone together for hundreds of years. The reasoning behind many magic effects is inherently mathematical and logical, and mathematical tools can reveal the secrets if you’re brave enough to use them.

The session will cover topics in maths that aren’t usually part of the school curriculum, and some which you’d normally only meet if you study maths at university – but the problems will be accessible to students with the level of knowledge they currently have. The workshop will be suitable for 1st – 3rd year secondary school students and can run to fit inside a one-hour lesson (if online) or a two-hour session (if in-person).

 

Workshops will be delivered either online via Zoom or in-person, depending on logistics and location of winners.

 

Workshops will be available Wednesday 30th Nov – Friday 2nd Dec.

 

Pi-ku submissions can be typed, hand written, or presented using other mediums.

Check out this website for some examples of pi-kus.

 

To enter:

Your school must be registered on the Maths Week Ireland website.

Then complete the submission form found here, including up to 5 files (1 file could be a photograph of several poems for example): Submission form

 

This competition is generously supported by Woongjin ThinkBig