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Maths Week 2016 15th - 23rd October
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Maths Week 2016 Update

Well it's definitely been a busy few weeks here at the Maths Week Headquarters but that can only mean one thing - Maths Week 2016 is almost upon us..!

                  
There are now over 100 000 people registered for Maths Week 2016 and the number is rising each day!
We have been organising events across the country and activities for you to partake in from the comfort of your own classroom! To date we have launched Maths Week in both Dublin and Belfast with great success.

Our launch in Northern Ireland took us to St. George's Markets in the city centre. This is a place where maths takes place on a daily basis and it was great to be a part of the hustle and bustle of market life for the day! Minister of Education Peter Weir and Lord Mayor of Belfast Brian Kingston were on hand to interact with people visiting the market and talk about maths. Watch the short clip of this here which featured on UTV. Thanks also to the pupils of St. Malachy's Primary School, Victoria Park Primary School and St. Joseph's Primary in Belfast. 

Richard Bruton joined us for the launch in Dublin and believes passionately about Maths Week. He said “Events such as Maths Week have a significant role to play in both the promotion and understanding of maths and the wider STEM agenda among young people today. With widespread recognition of the importance of maths for the future of our graduates, it is crucial that we encourage a positive attitude towards maths, making it accessible to all. Over 250,000 people of all ages are expected to attend maths events throughout the week, I would encourage people to get involved and wish all those taking part every success.”
See more of the launch in our short video clip here. Thanks also to the pupils of Rutland National School for their participation. 

Maths Week Events:

There are so many events taking place nationwide it would require a very long newsletter to list them all! Below are some of the events taking place around Ireland.

Many of these events are for primary and secondary pupils but there are also events for families and general maths enthusiasts! 




Please see our website www.mathsweek.ie for the full list of events in your area and details of how to book.

Join the social media buzz by taking part in a Twiznight! There are two taking place for Maths Week: 13th and 18th of October. See www.mathsweek.ie for more details. 

Interested in discussing current educational issues? Take part in our #EdchatIE event on the 17th of October and have your say!

In school activities:

Target Boards are a great fun way for your class to practice arithmetic. They wont even realise they are working! A set of 9 numbers is given and using any of these numbers (only once in each expression) and the four operators, find out how many expressions you can make that makes up the target number.

Can you get your whole school doing Simultaneous Equations Simultaneously?! Registration for this activity will open shortly and you will be able to download Simultaneous Equation pack for your classes. 
Register your class and school now to take part in MangaHigh. Students earn medal points by completing curriculum-aligned games and activities on Mangahigh. All points accumulate towards the school's running total. The school with the most points will be crowned the champion! 

PRISM

Organised by NUI Galway –hundreds of schools will take part in this year’s PRISM contest! PRISM encourages students to develop their interest in mathematical problem solving and in mathematics in general.
 

If you haven't already done so register your school now for Maths Week and be in with a chance to win one of three Samsung Tablets!
 
Primary Schools will also have a chance to win one of two sets of Izak9 cubes!

Be part of Maths Week 2016!

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