## Maths Week 2017

Maths Week

Maths Week Ireland took place from October 16th-20th. This is an all Ireland celebration of Maths and is in partnership with over 50 universities, institute of technology's, colleges, schools, museums, libraries, visitor centres and professional bodies-any group that values maths. Maths Week Ireland promotes awareness, appreciation and understanding of Maths through a wide variety of events and activities.

The school was a hive of activity as it participated in national Maths Week. Students got involved in solving puzzles, looking at the logic in maths, entering a maths poster competition, seminars, worships, bingo and more importantly enjoying the fun side of maths.

The week was kicked off by a Maths Probability Workshop. The Probability Workshop was an immersive experience which showed students the practical application of maths. It started with a talk on probability in the context of dice. Students came to understand the different combinations and how this leads to the odds of the bet.

The maths co ordinator Ms McManus placed brainteasers all over the school which had both staff and students working on their mental maths all week.

The week culminated in monster maths bingo for all first year. Organised by the TY problem solving module. Maths Week is all about promoting a positive image of Maths.

This annual event aims to convince people that Maths is not intimidating, but can be enjoyable. It also aims to highlight that at present Maths graduates are in huge demand with two thirds of all graduates gaining employment immediately after leaving university.

We would like to thank Ms McManus the maths coordinator for organising the events, Ms Brennan for organising and accompanying the students to the maths quiz, all the maths teachers in St Clare's for what was an exciting week.

Maths Week Ireland took place from October 16th-20th. This is an all Ireland celebration of Maths and is in partnership with over 50 universities, institute of technology's, colleges, schools, museums, libraries, visitor centres and professional bodies-any group that values maths. Maths Week Ireland promotes awareness, appreciation and understanding of Maths through a wide variety of events and activities.

The school was a hive of activity as it participated in national Maths Week. Students got involved in solving puzzles, looking at the logic in maths, entering a maths poster competition, seminars, worships, bingo and more importantly enjoying the fun side of maths.

The week was kicked off by a Maths Probability Workshop. The Probability Workshop was an immersive experience which showed students the practical application of maths. It started with a talk on probability in the context of dice. Students came to understand the different combinations and how this leads to the odds of the bet.

The maths co ordinator Ms McManus placed brainteasers all over the school which had both staff and students working on their mental maths all week.

The week culminated in monster maths bingo for all first year. Organised by the TY problem solving module. Maths Week is all about promoting a positive image of Maths.

This annual event aims to convince people that Maths is not intimidating, but can be enjoyable. It also aims to highlight that at present Maths graduates are in huge demand with two thirds of all graduates gaining employment immediately after leaving university.

We would like to thank Ms McManus the maths coordinator for organising the events, Ms Brennan for organising and accompanying the students to the maths quiz, all the maths teachers in St Clare's for what was an exciting week.

## Maths Week 2017

On Monday the 9th of October the Maths Academy visited the school in conjunction with Maths Week 2017 to give a probability workshop. The Probability Workshop was an immersive experience which showed students the practical application of maths. It started with a talk on probability in the context of dice. Students came to understand the different combinations and how this leads to the odds of the bet.

Students were taken through two games Craps (two dice) and Roulette (wheel and ball). The odds of each game were discovered by the students through questioning.

Students were given chips and played each of the games to see how probability plays out in real life. At the end of the session students discussed the winners and losers. This experience aimed:

**Probability Workshop**On Monday the 9th of October the Maths Academy visited the school in conjunction with Maths Week 2017 to give a probability workshop. The Probability Workshop was an immersive experience which showed students the practical application of maths. It started with a talk on probability in the context of dice. Students came to understand the different combinations and how this leads to the odds of the bet.

Students were taken through two games Craps (two dice) and Roulette (wheel and ball). The odds of each game were discovered by the students through questioning.

Students were given chips and played each of the games to see how probability plays out in real life. At the end of the session students discussed the winners and losers. This experience aimed:

- To give students a real life application of maths.
- To understand probability.
- Understand how a casino makes money from you even when you win.
- To discourage gambling by showing students the odds of winning.

## **Maths week**

Congratulations to the following students who won awards during maths week.
Jack Kelly won the Irish Maths Olympiad. Luke Murray won the Maths Prism. Mangahigh.com winners were Megan Beattie Callaghan, Kate Venusa, and Wiktoria Zebrowsha. 1st Year winners for the Maths Treasure hunt were Alex Dunne, Siobhan Feeley, Eimear Feeney and Erica Greene. 2nd year maths hunt winners were Frank Lewis, Peter Maguire, Jamie Mc Loughlin and Chloe Mc Partlin. |

## St. Clare's Comprehensive celebrates Maths Week 17th-21st of October

1st years attended a show hosted by The Mathemagician Andre Jeffrey during Maths Week 2016 in Sligo IT on Wednesday, 19th of October, 2016