Junior Mathematics Enrichment Programme at NUI Galway

Sep 20 2018 Posted: 15:44 IST

NUI Galway’s School of Maths will hold its third Junior Mathematics Enrichment programme beginning Monday, 1 October. The programme will run for seven weeks (excluding the bank holiday) every Monday from 7.30 – 9pm until Monday, 19 November.

The programme, part of a nationwide Irish Mathematical Trust initiative, is open to Junior cycle pupils, normally second or third year, who have an interest in and enthusiasm for mathematics.

Through a series of weekly activities, designed to explore mathematical ideas in a supportive and engaging manner, the Junior Mathematics Enrichment aims to offer:

  • A wider perspective on mathematics and its role in life and society
  • An opportunity to develop problem-solving skills
  • An environment centred on the enjoyment of discovery and investigation amongst like-minded peers.

The programme is run by a dedicated collective of students from NUI Galway’s Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Education programme under the direction of Dr Aisling McCluskey.

Dr McCluskey said: “There is a massive appetite amongst parents, pupils and teachers for this type of opportunity – and a great untapped talent at the junior level. The Junior Mathematics Enrichment programme exposes a rich and fertile seam of mathematical ability in junior cycle, supported by a strong network of parents, teachers, students and lecturers.”

All County Galway secondary schools are invited to nominate Junior cycle students who have an interest in mathematics for the seven-week programme. 

To register interest, please contact collette.mcloughlin@nuigalway.ie before Friday, 28 September.


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