Mathematics Enrichment Classes in Limerick
Mathematics Enrichment Classes 2023/24
|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|
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, 5th year or 6th 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.
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.