Events in March / April
Active Maths: Folens will run a Junior Cycle Maths Information Event in Maths:
March 12th Dublin, March 13th , Cork and March 14th Galway
For a Junior Cycle Information event with their expert Maths presenter Derek Mulvany.
For more information, visit https://www.folensonline.ie/ActiveMaths
Pi day : Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi Day is an annual opportunity for maths enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of pi, talk to their friends about math, and to eat Pie.
More details: https://www.piday.org/
>From this website:10 reasons why maths is important in life
The Pi Quiz is a team competition for Junior Cert Students, organised by the Cork Branch of IMTA. Started in 2009, the competition has grown from strength to strength with many venues. The next quiz takes place on Fri 5th April 2019. Details on www.piquiz.ie
All Ireland finals of the Junior Problem Solving Competition
The All Ireland finals of the Junior Problem Solving Competition run by the Irish Applied Maths Teachers Association will take place on Saturday, 23rd of March 2019, in Athlone Community College. Details: http://www.iamta.ie/events/junior-problem-solver.html
The 2019 Senior Applied Maths Regional Quiz will take place on Thursday, 7th of March, 7:30pm – 9:30pm.
The finals will take place on Saturday, 23rd of March, in Athlone Community College
More details: http://www.iamta.ie/events/senior-applied-maths-quiz.html
John Hooper Medal winners
The John Hooper Medal winners will be announced on 29 March.
2019 Huxley Lecture 29 March at Maynooth University
What’s new in the mathematics of ancient China?
In recent decades, archaeologists have discovered many ancient Chinese mathematical writings, hitherto unknown. These manuscripts date from the 3rd and 2nd centuries BCE, and shed a new light on the mathematics of ancient China. The presentation will discuss the nature and content of these new texts. It will also highlight how they complement the documents on the basis of which we wrote, until recently, the history of mathematics in ancient China, and how they change our previous views on the topic. The presentation will conclude with the question of how we can place the mathematical knowledge and practices developed in ancient China into a global history of mathematics.
More details: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/mathematics-and-statistics/huxleylecture2019
6 April – Maths Counts
Maths Counts is back for 2019 and the format is changing in response to the needs of maths teachers. “Some things won’t change though. As in previous years, we’ll have a world-recognised expert in mathematics education provide the keynote address. This year it’s Prof. Jeremy Hodgen, Chair of Mathematics Education at University College London. Professor Hodgen will speak about a recent study he led, which focused on “What is the evidence regarding the effectiveness of different strategies for teaching mathematics?”. Professor Hodgen’s has also recently led research investigating low attainment in mathematics. It will be interesting to hear his views on maths teaching and learning.”
History of Mathematics Conference 2019
There will be a joint Irish History of Mathematics (IHoM5) and British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM) Conference at Maynooth University on August 1st and 2nd 2019. See here for details.
Location: Maynooth University
Dates: 1st & 2nd August 2019
Day 1 will focus on invited talks on mathematical texts from the Russell Library, and will also feature a visit to the Russell Library to view their collections, which include works of Galileo, Copernicus, Fermat, and Newton, to name but a few. There will be a conference dinner in the evening.
Day 2 will follow a format similar to previous IHoM conferences, and will allow for a combination of longer and shorter talks. The topics will include
General topics from the History of Mathematics
Significant people and or texts in the History of Mathematics
We would particularly welcome submissions which are situated in an Irish context, and that involve the use and consideration of original sources.
The call for submissions (titles and abstracts) will open in March.
5th International Conference of The Mathematics Education for the Future Project
Theory and Practice: An Interface or A Great Divide?
Location: Maynooth University, Kildare, Ireland
Dates: 4-9 August 2019
Over 100 papers and workshops have been submitted to this conference and about 200 educators are expected from all around the world. The Mathematics Education for the Future Project was founded in 1986 to develop innovation in mathematics, statistics, science & computer education. Since 1999 there have been 14 conferences throughout the world culminating in our Hungary Conference in September 2017, attended by 125 people from 22 countries. The conferences are renowned for their friendly and productive atmosphere and attract many of the movers and shakers in education world-wide. Information documents can be downloaded here. “Our group has become one happy family over the 20 years of our 15 conferences, please see the photo albums of our last three conferences at https://alantrogerson.imgur.com/ “