MORE THAN 7,000 DONEGAL SCHOOLCHILDREN TAKE PART IN MATHS WEEK

More than 7,500 schoolchildren from across Donegal took part in the tenth annual Maths Week.The children from across 66 schools participated in the all-island event which has grown to become the largest of its kind in the world.Throughout the week, world renowned and locally acclaimed mathematicians enlightened and entertained people of all ages in the joys of maths through maths talks, workshops, games, teasers, challenges and magic maths shows. For example, Scoil Bhríde in Lifford designed maths trails around the school and Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál in Letterkenny held a fun maths workshop. Scoil Mhuire in Buncrana held a photography competition to find geometry in the real world.Tens of thousands of people across the country participated online, through games and competitions through www.mathsweek.ie, and puzzles on websites including irishtimes.com, thejournal.ie and siliconrepublic.com. Teachers participated in a Twitter discussion about the teaching of maths and thousands took part in two Twiznight quizzes on Twitter.Eoin Gill, Maths Week co-ordinator said: “Well over one million people have engaged with Maths Week over the past ten years, helping them to have a more positive attitude towards maths. Not only is maths important for a variety of careers, it is also a fundamentally important life skill. From budgeting to baking, some degree of mathematical ability is important for us all.”Speaking about the role of schools during Maths Week, Mr Gill said: “Every year we are impressed with the creativity shown by primary and post-primary teachers around the island in their efforts to engage and entertain their pupils during Maths Week. That effort will have an enormous impact in encouraging young people to have greater confidence in their ability to do well at maths”. MORE THAN 7,000 DONEGAL SCHOOLCHILDREN TAKE PART IN MATHS WEEK was last modified: October 29th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalMaths Weekschools read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Etihad Airways has launched a new mobile exhibition which will visit its key European markets to give commercial partners and consumers first-hand experience of the airline’s new cabin products and inflight service elements.Weighing approximately 22 tonnes and measuring 50m², the 16m long mobile exhibition includes full-size mock-ups of The Residence, the world’s only three-room cabin on a commercial airline, and the First Apartment – both currently onboard the airline’s A380 fleet, and also the B787 First Suite.The Business Studio and Economy Smart Seat, which feature on both aircraft types, are also displayed.Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, said: “Our cabin products have captured the world’s imagination, setting a new standard in sophisticated flying.“The Etihad Airways Mobile Exhibition will give our corporate and industry partners an understanding of the innovation and creativity which went into designing these industry-leading cabins.”The first phase of the tour commenced on 24 September in Switzerland’s commercial capital Zurich, in time for the start of the Zurich Film Festival, of which Etihad Airways is a major sponsor.It will then head to Munich, Frankfurt, Hannover, Düsseldorf, Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg, Cannes, Milan, Torino and Bologna, ending in Amsterdam on 14 December.The second phase, beginning in January 2016, will see the Etihad Airways Mobile Exhibition visit the UK, Ireland, Belgium and Spain, followed by repeat visits to the cities included in the first phase of the tour.“We are delighted to commence this tour in Switzerland, which is world renowned for design, craftsmanship, hospitality and generosity of spirit. These are all core elements of the Etihad Airways brand and service philosophy, now brilliantly showcased in this mobile exhibition.”The mobile product exhibition allows Etihad Airways to bypass the logistical constraints of transporting cabin mock ups to multiple locations, taking its ground-breaking premium products directly to target markets, trade events, and exhibitions.The mobile exhibition vehicle will be painted in Etihad Airways’ ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ corporate colours, ensuring optimal exposure of the airline’s branding as it makes its way around Europe.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more