Updated: 07/10/16 : 05:33:08Printable Version
The countdown is on as students from schools across Sligo prepare to celebrate Maths Week Ireland 2016 which kicks off on Saturday 15th October and runs right through until Sunday 23rd October. The festival, now in its eleventh year is the largest festival of Maths in the world and promises to be a true celebration of numbers.
Throughout the week a host of national and international mathematicians will demonstrate the importance of maths while also entertaining the Sligo students with an array of maths games, teasers, challenges and magic maths shows. Teachers from schools across Sligo have so far registered 622 students to take part in Maths Week events in their schools with many more expected to make it the biggest Maths Week celebration to date.
Speaking about the week, Eoin Gill Founder of Maths Week Ireland said: “Maths Week would not be the success it is today without students from across Ireland, including those in Sligo. It’s a true partnership of people working together for a common aim, promoting mathematics for all.
"With events up and down the country during the week there is something for everyone, young or old. You can find out more about what is happening in your area by logging onto www.mathsweek.ie and by following us on www.facebook.com/MathsWeekIreland or Twitter @MathsWeek”
Co-ordinated by Calmast at Waterford Institute of Technology, Maths Week is run as a partnership of over 50 public and private sector institutions and groups, including the universities and institutes of technology, professional bodies, libraries and visitors centres who are committed to promoting an interest in mathematics, as well as many of Irelands flagship employers