Celebrating Maths Week in DIT

Posted: 9 October, 2014

To celebrate Maths Week, the DIT School of Mathematical Sciences has invited students from primary and secondary schools to come to our Kevin Street campus for fun, interactive demonstrations and competitions. 

On Monday morning 13 October, students at Junior Cert level will have an opportunity to browse the exhibition stands and enter competitions before attending “The Original Maths Magic Show” with Mathemagician, Andrew Jeffrey.  Andrew is a lecturer, magician and keynote speaker and has been described as a mathematical evangelist.  He is the author of several books, including ‘'Be A Wizard With Numbers', 'Magic for Kids', '100 Top Tips for Top Maths Teachers', 'Top 20 Maths Displays', and the brand new 'Cool, Calm and Calculators.' A former vice-principal, Andrew travels Europe inspiring and entertaining teachers and students alike with his Magic of Maths shows. During his shows he does lots of interactive maths tricks, visual tricks, shapes, tricks with numbers etc. The shows are full of audience participation, lots of noise and are great fun.

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On Wednesday morning 15 October it will be the turn of primary school pupils at senior cycle, who have been invited to try their hand at various demonstrations, enter competitions and then enjoy “Murderous Maths” with Khartan Poskitt.  Kjartan Poskitt is the author of Scholastic's "Murderous Maths" series which have sold over 1,500,000 copies world-wide. His latest book "Everyday Maths For Grown Ups" is written to help adults who have never quite grasped how sums work!  Over the last 10 years he has entertained schools, teacher conferences and theatre audiences with items from his books including strange numbers, bizarre facts, tricks, predictions, flexagons and magic squares, and  he has presented numerous science and maths programmes for BBC TV.

For further information about Maths Week in DIT, contact Maev Maguire in the School of Mathematical Sciences at 01 402 4610 or at maev.maguire@dit.ie


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