Senior Mathematics Enrichment Programme 2020

We are pleased to announce that the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics will be running an extra-curricular Mathematics Enrichment programme for senior cycle students on some Saturdays throughout the next few months, commencing January 25th.  The programme is likely to be of interest to students who have an exceptionally strong interest in mathematics, who enjoy mathematical challenges and who are keen to expand their knowledge of the the subject beyond the post-primary curriculum.  Our goal is to introduce students to the excitment and buzz of mathematical discovery - of finding a new method or idea to solve a problem that had previously seemed impossible.  The course is open to any interested student and is free of charge, but we will assume that students are familiar with Junior Cert level mathematics.

It will include some consideration of mathematical problem-solving, in the style of the Irish and International Mathematical Olympiads which is the world's most prestigious mathematical contest.  Students will have the option of participating in the selection contests for the Irish teams for the European Girls Mathematical Olympiad (in the Netherlands in April) and the International Mathematical Olympiad (in St Petersburg, Russian Federation in July).

Registration

Registration will open in early January.  An outline schedule for the 2020 NUI Galway Senior Maths Enrichement programme will be provided then.  Please check back for regular updates.

Venue

NUI Galway classes will take place in AC204, Concourse, Arts/Sciences Building on the NUI Galway main campus (Campus Map).   Each session begins at 11.00am and finishes at 1.30pm.  There will be a 20 minute break during the session.