Maths Week 2021 Update Tuesday 19 October

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Daily Maths Week Newsletter 2021
Tuesday 19 October


Welcome to the daily Maths Week newsletter.
Thanks to everyone who tuned into day 1 of Maths Week TV. We were delighted to have more than 10,000 pupils across the island online yesterday morning. If you missed it, you can watch the shows back at the link below. 

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

Pick up a copy of the Irish Times today for a special Mths Week
Maths and Climate Action poster!

Wishing you a wonderful Maths Week!
The Maths Week Team

Primary Teacher Workshop with Steve Sherman
Tuesday 19 October 3.30-4.30pm
Join Steve for a hands-on workshop, introducing teachers to a range of tools and ideas to give your classroom a maths makeover!
Register here

Secondary Teacher Workshop with Andrew Jeffrey
Tuesday 19 October 4.30-5.30pm 
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. Joining information here

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

                      Find all our Maths Week events here!

Coming up on MathsWeekTV tomorrow:
1010- Maths Week Mini Quiz with Franz Schlindwein
1111- Curious Maths with Rob Eastaway

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.

Try a maths craft, like the symmetrical butterfly and addition flower petal
NI4Kidz here (page 8)

Share photos of your Maths Crafts with us using #MathsWeekDailyChallenge
or email us on

Check back tomorrow for another daily challenge!

In reply to an inquiry about the animals on his farm, the farmer says:
I only ever keep sheep, goats, and horses. In fact, at the moment they are all sheep bar three, all goats bar four, and all horses bar five.
How many does he have of each animal?  

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

Monday's Solution:
888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1,000
Connected Classrooms Maths Show
Wednesday 20 October 11am
Join international edutainer Steve Sherman, Chief Imagination Officer of, in this whacky and wild mathemagics show where students will be exposed to a range of interesting maths games and tricks to keep them entertained. This show is for Junior & Senior Infant classes, and also Primary 2 & 3 classes in Northern Ireland. 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.

Maths Teen Scavenger Hunt (for TY/Y12 students)
Thursday 21 October

Join the Maths week team for a fun, collaborative and energetic scavenger hunt that will have you competing with other schools.  The challenges are designed to accommodate all abilities and creativity is highly recommended. All you need is 1 mobile phone for the class and someone that is designated as the director.  You will need to download the Goose Chase App to take part.  Instructions will be emailed to you just before the event commences. Register Here.
Using Storybooks in the Primary Mathematics Classroom
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
Check out our On Demand content, including:

-> Picture Books in Maths Education for Primary Schools

-> Irish Language Maths Talk with Colm Mulcahy for Secondary Schools

View On Demand content here

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