# Mathematics Enrichment Classes in Limerick

# Mathematics Enrichment Classes 2023/24

The lecture hall **KBG 11** is in the Kemmy Business School on the main UL campus
(adjacent to the Schumann Building on the
UL campus map).
Turn left on entering the KBS from the car park side. The room is then on the left on the
ground floor.

If you are interested in participating, please register here. If you were registered for the 2022/23 classes, you need to register again!

Dates |
Room |
7.00 – 10.00 pm |

5 October 2023 |
KBG 11 | team competition with Mark Burke, Gordon Lessells and Bernd Kreussler |

12 October |
KBG 11 | Mary and Sarah Frawley, Bernd Kreussler (Number Theory) |

19 October |
KBG 11 | Mary and Sarah Frawley, Bernd Kreussler (Number Theory) |

26 October |
KBG 11 | Mary and Sarah Frawley, Bernd Kreussler (Number Theory) |

2 November | (no class) | |

9 November |
KBG 11 | Ronan Flatley, Edin Omerdic |

16 November |
KBG 11 | Mark Burke, Edin Omerdic |

23 November |
KBG 11 | Ronan Flatley, Eugene Gath |

30 November |
KBG 11 | Limerick Maths Olympiad |

7 December |
KBG 11 | Gordon Lessells, Eugene Gath |

14 December |
KBG 11 | Mark Burke, Gordon Lessells |

Saturday, 27 January 2024 |
KBG 11 | 10.00 am – 5.00 pm Irish Mathematical Olympiad |

Mathematics Enrichment Courses are also run at universities in Cork, Dublin, Galway and Maynooth, and at ATU Sligo. Details can be found through the links on the website of the Irish Mathematical Olympiad.

# What is it?

The Mathematics Enrichment course is designed to develop a sound understanding of mathematics and improve problem-solving skills. There is little overlap with the mathematics taught in school. While there will be some mathematical theory introduced, the emphasis will be on solving problems rather than accumulating theory. Participants will be trained to create original deductive arguments to establish mathematical facts. The problems studied require inventive thinking rather than applying known techniques.

# Who is it for?

These classes are for talented students of mathematics in
Transition Year, 5^{th} year or 6^{th} year of
secondary school.

*
You cannot become a problem solver without solving problems on your own!
*

Therefore, from each participant, the willingness to do some homework is expected.

# Mathematical Olympiads

Many students enjoy to compete with others in areas in which they have a talent. Mathematical Olympiads provide a competitive but friendly environment for mathematically talented students. On all levels, such Olympiads can help to keep up motivation to improve problem solving skills. At Maths Olympiads students with similar interests meet and enjoy to discuss about their mathematical problem solving experience.

## Limerick Mathematical Olympiad

In November 2023, participation in the Limerick Mathematical Olympiad will be offered to all participants of the enrichment classes.

## European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad

The twelfth **European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad**
will take place in
Tskaltubo (Georgia)
from **11th to the 17th of April 2024**.

Results and exam papers of previous EGMOs can be found on the EGMO website.

## Irish Mathematical Olympiad

### Round 1

Top performing participants of the
First Round of IrMO,
which took place in **September 2023** in most second level
schools in Ireland, will be invited to our Mathematics
Enrichment Course.

### Final Round

Participants of the Mathematics Enrichment Classes will be
encouraged to participate in the Final Round of the
Irish Mathematical Olympiad
which will be held on **27 January 2024**.

## International Mathematical Olympiad

The results of the Final Round of
IrMO
will be used in identifying an Irish Squad from which a team
will later be selected for the
65^{th}
International Mathematical Olympiad
to be held in
Bath (UK) from 10th to 22nd of July 2024.
There is a
policy on eligibility
to represent Ireland at the IMO.