Maths Week 2020

Maths Week 2020

Maths Week 2020 is underway and this year the event is packing a punch! Over 400,000 people across the island of Ireland are set to take part in over 50 maths themed events.

There are daily events including interactive lectures for school students and educators, as well as numerous quizzes with prizes to be won. 

Maths week runs officially from 10th – 18th of October, but events continue up to Saturday, 24th October and will reach an audience of over 400,000 people across Ireland.

Galway Atlantaquaria takes place this Saturday and Sunday, 18th and 19th October, at Salthill Promenade where maths will meet the ocean. This tailor-made workshop will allow students to engage with the outdoors and investigate the wonders of the seashore. Marine litter and the maths behind its breakdown will also be investigated. This event is fully compliant with the latest Covid-19 restrictions and students will work in small groups to ensure their safety.

On Saturday, 24th October, DojoMór will take place - a national coding event for maths enthusiasts aged 7 to 17 which will provide you with a combination of coding workshops focusing on programming, scratch, web design, and app development. A full list of events is available here.

Maths Week is designed to make maths fun and more applicable to real life problem solving. For example, you may have heard about a recent viral news story from September this year. A man in Spain was evicted from his home along with 110 cats. He claims that all the cats were descended from a pair of cats he took in three years ago. Maths Week asks, "Is this possible? Can we use maths to check?"

Across the country 50 organisations are involved in Maths Week including universities, colleges of further education and training, institutes of technology, libraries, museums, and other groups all united with the shared vision of making maths accessible to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

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