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Maths Circles – the global picture. Who helped you develop your interest in mathematics and how?.

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Maths Circles – the global picture

Who helped you develop your interest in mathematics and how?

Here I must mention a math circle I went to … in Haifa … one could go to the Technion and take this informal class run by mathematics graduate students. It was an absolutely amazing experience! Sometimes we would think about problems, other times the teachers would tell us a simplified version of a lecture that they themselves had heard a few days earlier. Again, we all felt that nothing out there could even compare to what we were doing.That was when I decided that I would major in math in college. As I studied more mathematics over the next ten years, the problems got harder, the lectures got more complicated, but the feeling that there is nothing better I could possibly do with my time is still there.

Maria Chudnovsky

Associate Professor

Columbia University

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How about Ireland?

A few years back...

Higher Level Leaving Cert

Mathematics

2001 : 9,938 students

2009 : 8,420 students

International Mathematical Olympiad

Team results: Ireland

2005 2010 2013

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Our response: Maths Circles in schools around Cork

Mastermind:

Logic/Combinatorics

Nim: Divisibility

Sequences:

Probabilities,

Equations

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Register as tutor: [email protected]

“The Maths Circle... was a great success last year and we are eager to continue this year. The tutors were enthusiastic and it rubbed off on our students.”

Siobhan McGrath, Maths Co-ordinator

Presentation Brothers College

“It’s fantastic to see those very good students so engaged in the Maths Circle, clearly enjoying the experience of being challenged mathematically.”

Jim Long, Principal

Douglas Community School

Workshop: Friday 27th Sept at 6:00pm in WGB G15

“We had our second year\'s parent-teacher meeting Tuesday afternoon. The maths teachers said that the parents were thrilled with the maths circles and that the kids are really really enjoying them. Apparently ye couldn\'t be praised highly enough!”

Sian Joyce, Coláiste an Phiarsaigh

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