## Mathsweek 2015 (12 – 14 October)

The School of Mathematical Sciences, Dublin Institute of Technology is delighted to announce its activities for Mathsweek 2015. All events will be held on the Kevin Street campus of DIT.

### Monday 12 October 2015

11.00 am – 2.00 pm: Activities

A number of stands with fun interactive demonstrations and competitions (before and after the lecture).

12.00 pm – 1.00 pm: **Magic Maths** with **Dr Fernando Blasco**

A mathematician at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Fernando is one of Spain's best known promoters of mathematics. "Most people envisage mathematics only as a necessary tool for science and technology. A tool rather abstruse, composed largely of equations and complex definitions. While it is true that maths provides the language for science, and that its development has been motivated by problems in areas such as physics, chemistry or biology, it is also true that many practitioners have focused since ancient times on its recreational side. Surprisingly, this side of maths tends to be forgotten by both the general audience and not so few mathematicians." Dr Fernando Blasco uses magic to introduce the public to topics such as prime numbers, knot theory, sudoku, topology, number systems, mind games, Rubik's cube, calendars or quick calculations. He has collaborated with TV shows in Spain and has played in Civic Centres, Science Museums, University Classrooms and other stages.

Target audience: Junior Certificate Cycle, Senior School.

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School Administrator |

School of Mathematical Sciences |

01-4024610 |

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### Wednesday 14 October 2015

11.00 am – 2.00 pm: Activities

A number of stands with fun interactive demonstrations and competitions (before and after the lecture).

12.00 pm – 1.00 pm: **Murderous Maths** with **Kjartan Poskitt**

Kjartan Poskitt is the author of Scholastic's Murderous Maths series which has 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.

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School Administrator |

School of Mathematical Sciences |

01-4024610 |

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