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Maths Circles

Workshop for Primary School Teachers

The next Maths Circles workshop will take place on Monday, 8 April 2019 in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

Time 4-6 pm
Venue T2.05

If you would like to participate in this workshop, please register on this form. (Primary School)

Workshop for Secondary School Teachers

The next Maths Circles workshop will take place on Monday, 8 April 2019 in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

Time 6.30-8 pm
Venue T2.14

If you would like to participate in this workshop, please register on this form. (Secondary School)

Award for Irish Teachers of Mathematics

Register for the Award for Irish Teachers of Mathematics 2018/19! This substantial award of the Irish Mathematical Trust is supported by The Frank Kenny Fund at the Community Foundation for Ireland.

What is a Maths Circle?

Maths Circles are lunch-time or after-school clubs, run by teachers in their schools. They provide learning activities in an informal setting that are designed to foster enjoyment of mathematics in young people. Their tradition goes back to more than a century in some countries in central and eastern Europe. In Ireland, Maths Circles were started successfully a few years ago in the Cork area.

The Maths Circles Ireland initiative offers teachers the opportunity to enhance their teaching of creative problem solving. Junior Enrichment participation would be a natural continuation for those students who attended a Maths Circle in Primary School or in their first year in Secondary School.

At our workshops we will provide ideas, methodologies and practical advice how to run a Maths Circle, but we also see it as an opportunity for like-minded teachers to get together and share their experience.

More information, including our Maths Circles Handbook with fully-detailed and class room tested lesson plans, is available on mathscircles.ie.

Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, Ireland, Tel: +35361 204300