2017 Award for Irish Teachers of MathematicsDo you know a Maths teacher who inspires and teaches with passion and knowledge? Nominate her or him for the 2017 Award for Irish Teachers of Mathematics! The deadline of 31 January 2018 is approaching fast. More details can be found on the homepage of the Irish Mathematical Trust.
Mathematics Enrichment Classes 2018
For those in the Limerick and mid-West area, the Mathematics Enrichment classes will be held in the University of Limerick on Thursday nights from 7.00–10.00pm beginning on Thursday, 18th January 2018.
The venue for the first session is KBG 10. This lecture theatre is in the Kemmy Business School on the main UL campus (adjacent to the Schumann Building on the UL campus map). Turn right on entering the KBS from the Fountain side or turn left entering from the Car park side. The room is then on the left on the ground floor. Room KBG 14 is at the other end of the corridor on the ground floor.
Classes in Limerick will continue weekly on Thursday nights until May 2018.
Schedule for 2018
|Date||Room||7.00 – 10.00 pm|
|18 January 2018||KBG 10||team competition|
|25 January||KBG 14||Mary Frawley, Bernd Kreussler|
|1 February||KBG 14||Mark Burke, Ronan Flatley|
|8 February||KBG 14||Jim Leahy, Gordon Lessells|
|15 February||(no class)|
|22 February||KBG 14||Mary Frawley, Bernd Kreussler|
|Saturday, 24 February||A1065||10.00 am – 1.00 pm EGMO Qualifier|
|1 March||KBG 14||Ronan Flatley, Gordon Lessells|
|8 March||KBG 14||Jim Leahy, Ronan Flatley|
|15 March||KBG 14||Mary Frawley, Bernd Kreussler|
|22 March||KBG 14||Limerick Maths Olympiad|
|29 March||(no class)|
|5 April||(no class)|
|12 April||KBG 14||Mary Frawley, Bernd Kreussler|
|19 April||KBG 14||Eugene Gath, Jim Leahy|
|26 April||KBG 14||Mark Burke, Jim Leahy|
|3 May||KBG 14||Mark Burke, Eugene Gath|
|10 May||KBG 14||Gordon Lessells, Eugene Gath|
|Saturday, 12 May||A1065||10 am – 5 pm Irish Mathematical Olympiad|
The advanced class will meet in room KBG 15.
Mathematics Enrichment Courses are also run at universities in Cork, Dublin, Galway and Maynooth. 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.
Sessions are run by academic mathematicians from the University of Limerick and from Mary Immaculate College.
Who is it for?
These classes are for talented students of mathematics in Transition Year, 5th year or 6th year of secondary school. If you are interested but have not received an invitation by the end of November, please contact Mark Burke (details below).
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 competetive 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
The Limerick Mathematical Olympiad took place on 23 March 2017. Congratulations to the three top scorers:
- Lucas Bachmann (Glenstal Abbey School, Murroe)
- Jack Murphy (CBS, Charleville)
- Vlad-Florian Lica (Castleisland Community School)
and also to the remaining top ten scorers:
- John Ryan (St Joseph's College, Borrisoleigh)
- Shamik Giri (Villiers School, Limerick)
- Daniel Finucane (Crescent College Comprehensive, Limerick)
- Mark Quigley (St. Caimin's Community School, Shannon)
- Archie Connolly (Rice College, Ennis)
- Matthew Kiely (Ardscoil Rís, Limerick)
- Oisín O'Duibhir (Scoil Mhuire agus Íde, Newcastle West)
European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad
The seventh European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad will take place in Florence (Italy) from 9th to the 15th of April 2018.
|EGMO 2017||Zürich||paper 1||paper 2|
|EGMO 2016||Busteni||paper 1||paper 2|
|EGMO 2015||Minsk||paper 1||paper 2|
|EGMO 2014||Antalya||paper 1||paper 2|
|EGMO 2013||Luxembourg||paper 1||paper 2|
|EGMO 2012||Cambridge||paper 1||paper 2|
Results can be found on the EGMO website.
Irish Mathematical Olympiad
Round 1 of IrMO took place during 13—17 November 2017 in most second level schools in Ireland. The best performers are invited to a Mathematics Enrichment Course.
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 12 May 2018.
As a preparation for this contest, the Limerick Mathematical Olympiad will be held in March 2018.
International Mathematical Olympiad
The best performers at the Final Round of the Irish Mathematical Olympiad will be invited to form the Irish team for the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad which will be held in Cluj-Napoca (Romania), from the 3rd to the 14th of July 2018.
For further Information contact Dr. Eugene Gath (University of Limerick)
|Phone:||061 – 213466|