Mathsweek 2013

Information on Maths Week

School of Mathematical Sciences,

DIT, Kevin Street, Dublin 8

Maths Week (14th – 16th Oct 2013)

Monday 14th Oct

 

12.00 pm – 3.00 pm

 

Number of stands with fun interactive demonstrations and competitions (before and after Maths Magic).

 

1.00 pm – 2.00 pm

Maths Magic! with Dr Fernando Blasco

 

Dr Fernando Blasco is a mathematician at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and one of Spain’s best known maths promoters. He uses magic to introduce his audience to topics such as prime numbers, knot theory, suduko, number systems, mind games, Rubik’s cube or quick calculations.

 

Target audience:  Junior Certificate Cycle, Senior School.

 

Contact details:

Maev Maguire

School of Mathematical Sciences

01-4024610

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Wednesday 16th Oct

 

11.00 am – 2.00 pm

 

Number of stands with fun interactive demonstrations and competitions (before and after Murderous Maths).

 

 

12.00 – 1.00 pm

Murderous Maths with Kjartan  Poskitt

 

Kjartan Poskitt is the author of Scholastic's "Murderous Maths" series which have sold over 1,500,000 copies world wide. His latest book "Everyday Maths For Grown Ups" is written to help adults who have never quite grasped how sums work!  Over the last 10 years he has entertained schools, teacher conferences and theatre audiences with items from his books including strange numbers, bizarre facts, tricks, predictions, flexagons and magic squares, and  he has presented numerous science and maths programmes for BBC TV.

 

Target audience:  Senior Primary Cycle, Primary School.

 

Contact details:

Maev Maguire

School of Mathematical Sciences

01-4024610

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