Now in its 17th year, the all-island festival of maths and numeracy kicks off tomorrow, Saturday 15th October and runs until Sunday 23rd October.
Over 5,506 pupils from all over Cavan and 2,901 pupils in Monaghan have signed up adding to the over 400,000 registered participants nationwide with more registering each day.
Maths Week is designed to promote a positive attitude towards maths and its applications. It is co-ordinated by Calmast, South East Technological University’s STEM Engagement centre and supported by the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover Programme, the Department of Education, and Business in the Community Northern Ireland.
This year sees the return of Maths Week to classrooms, museums, universities, theatres, libraries, and auditoriums all over the country. A number of online events are also planned to make the event as accessible as possible. ‘MathsWeekTV’ is scheduled to broadcast daily shows online for primary and secondary schools across the island.
Activities will not only be based in the classroom; the popular Puzzles in the Park will return to parks around the country including Merrion Square, Mountjoy Square, Dun Laoghaire, Kilkenny, Castlebar, Limerick, Waterford, Galway and Cork. Maths Week have also partnered with FoodCloud again to distribute maths puzzles and pop out games to direct provision centres, homeless shelters, and nursing homes across the country. As maths is for everyone, we want to make sure no one is left out.
The full programme and details of how to get involved are available on the Maths Week website www.mathsweek.ie.