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Cork Maths Circles & Enrichment Programmes

www.mathscircles.ie

euclid.ucc.ie/pages/mathenr

http://www.mathscircles.ie/ http://euclid.ucc.ie/pages/mathenr/ http://euclid.ucc.ie/pages/mathenr/

1st Years: Maths Circles

• Classes run in schools, with school support and UCC student tutors

3rd & 4th Years: Intermediate Maths Enrichment 5th & 6th Years: Senior Maths Enrichment

CLASSES

2nd Years: Junior Maths Enrichment

• 2 classes a week in UCC, 1.5 hours each, for 21 weeks

• Given voluntarily by UCC staff, and by UCC students

• 1 class a week for each group in UCC, 3 hours, for 21 weeks

• Given voluntarily by UCC staff, and by UCC students

Lesson plans, resources, etc for each programme available online

Primary Schools: Junior Maths Circles

• Deepen interest in maths

• Develop problem solving skills

• Ensure students take Honours Maths at Leaving Cert

• Appreciate importance of working with others

• Some students to continue on to further Enrichment Programmes

3rd & 4th Years: Intermediate Maths Enrichment 5th & 6th Years: Senior Maths Enrichment

• Further develop problem solving skills

• Prepare students for mathematical olympiads

AIMS Primary Schools: Junior Maths Circles

• Stimulate interest in mathematics 1st Years: Maths Circles 2nd & 3rd Years: Junior Enrichment

Junior Maths Circles for Primary Schools

Tessellations:

Fibonacci Numbers:

Sets: Hamilton Circuits

Pentomino Puzzles:

Maths Circles in Irish Secondary Schools

Mastermind: Logic/Combinatorics

Nim: Divisibility

Sequences:

Probabilities, Equations

Follow-up: Mathematics Enrichment

Hyperbolic Geometry Euclidean Geometry

International Mathematical Olympiad

Pascal’s Triangle:

2 Cork girls win medals at European Maths Olympiad

How you can help:

• You could write a support letter describing your experience with Maths Circles & Mathematics Enrichment at UCC.

• You could encourage your company/employer to sponsor our programmes via a tax free donation.

• a.mustata@ucc.ie Anca Mustata

• contact@mathscircles.ie David Goulding

Contact:

mailto:a.mustata@ucc.ie mailto:contact@mathscircles.ie

FEEDBACK

1. How would you describe the Junior Maths Enrichment to a friend?

2. What did you most enjoy in the programme?

3. What did you least enjoy?

4. How do you think the sessions could be improved?

5. What are the most important things you learned in the sessions?

6. Did they change your opinion of maths in any way?

7. Would like to take part in similar sessions next year?

Feel free to add any other comments or advice for those running the programme, about either this year’s or next year’s sessions.

Thanks for answering these!

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