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