Maths Week Ireland

Maths Week Ireland is an all-island initiative promoting positive attitudes towards maths and highlighting the importance of maths in our lives since 2006. This annual festival is a collaborative partnership of organisations including all the universities, institutes of technology, professional bodies, visitor centres and more.

Maths Week is one of four national STEM festivals: it engaged directly with over 500,00 people in 2023, making it the world’s largest maths festival

“Maths Week is an important way to help learners, of all ages, enjoy maths and to highlight the creativity of the subject.” Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, assistant professor at UCD and science communicator.

Maths at Work

Through ‘Maths at Work’ we are hoping to shine a light on the wide range of careers that use Maths on a day to day basis. Maths is everywhere and often we treat the maths we can do as common sense, and the ones we can’t do as mathematics.

Encourage and inspire young people by becoming a role model! Help them to see the usefulness of Maths and recognise its impact on all careers and everyday life


Maths & Success

Maths Week has been a successful model evidenced by growing participation rates and positive outcomes/impacts over a series of evaluations. 85% of teachers felt participation in a Maths Week event improved their pupils’ attitude towards maths. In the SFI Science in Ireland report (2015) respondents showed Maths Week with highest participation and third highest recognition (after BT Young Scientist and SFI’s Science Week).

Though the Years
Maths Eyes Picture

14th March – International Day of Mathematics Competition

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Our 2023 Maths Week posters

Watch out for our 2024 posters, coming soon!

Irish Times Poster- Maths Week 2023
Maths week posters 2023

Maths Week is an important way to help learners, of all ages, enjoy maths and to highlight the creativity of the subject.

Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, assistant professor, UCD and science communicator

Basic maths is hugely important when it comes to success in the kitchen. There is a lot of science and maths in cooking and you can’t ignore them. Maths wouldn’t have been my favourite subject in school, but I didn’t realise how important it was at the time.

Donal Skehan, food writer & TV presenter

Mathematics is essential for disciplines such as science, technology, engineering and finance. However, we should also remember that mathematics promotes the ability to think rationally, analyse and solve problems, and process data clearly and accurately.

Miriam O'Callaghan, broadcaster and journalist

Maths resources for all ages

Rainy days need never be a drag again! Visit the Resources section of our website where you’ll find a wealth of fun, challenging puzzles and activities for all ages.


Check out our on demand content, available all year around.

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Podcasts & Media

Fun maths games and competitions for the classroom and home.

Games & Competitions

Maths for All is at the core of everything we do. This simple phrase encapsulates our belief that no matter what age, background or ability; maths is useful and it can also enrich your life.