18 Oct 2018: DIT hosts Mathsweek events for school children

Mathsweek 2018 took place from 13 October to 20 October 2018 and, as always, the School of Mathematical Sciences played its part hosting two days of fun and exciting events for children in the Gleeson Hall on our Kevin Street campus.

The events were a huge success and welcomed school children from 1st and 2nd year of secondary school on Monday (including Woodbrook College, Co Wicklow; St Paul’s Secondary School, Greenhills; St. Pius X College, Co Derry; Catholic University School, Dublin; and Ardscoil La Salle, Raheny) and 5th and 6th class of primary school on Wednesday (including St. Declan’s N.S., Co Meath; Thornleigh Educate Together N.S., Swords; OLV Boys School, Dublin; Scoil an Duinnínigh, Swords; St. Laurence’s N.S., Baldoyle; and St. Patrick’s SNS, Blanchardstown) to take part in a combination of puzzles, games and competitions.

In total over 550 children took part and attended the entertaining presentations by Dr Ken Farquhar and Kjartan Poskitt (author of the best-selling, Murderous Maths books). As always, the children were enthralled by their antics, tricks and jokes and the feedback from the schools was superb.

The schoolchildren thoroughly enjoyed the events, had plenty of fun and most importantly, discovered a new interest in mathematics.

Dr Ken Farquhar entertaining secondary-school children at Mathsweek in DIT, Kevin Street.
Kjartan Poskitt (author of the Murderous Maths books) at the Gleeson Hall, DIT, Kevin Street during Mathsweek.