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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.