Maths Week

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William Rowan Hamilton: on a walk to a meeting of the Royal Irish Academy in 1843, the Dublin mathematician realised a mathematical idea that had been bothering him for some time

Over the past 11 years, our national Maths Week has promoted awareness and appreciation of mathematics in the world around us, with hundreds of events(...)

Andrew Jeffrey with students from Lucan East Educate Together: his mathematical magic show was back in Dublin as part of this year’s Maths Week. Photograph: John T Ohle

The deafening screams from the audience weren’t shouting for Rick Allen to toss his drumstick into the audience or for Jimi Hendrix’s plectrum. They c(...)

Dr Eugenia Cheng,  Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago,  tries to demystify maths in her book, Cakes, Custard and Category Theory.

Dr Eugenia Cheng is a woman on a mission. She wants to end people’s fearfulness of mathematics and uses music and the baking of cupcakes to accomplish(...)

Maths Week at Waterford Institute of Technology Calmast during Bubblz the Bubbly Maths Clown show. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Getting primary pupils interested in maths may seem like a real challenge, but not for Dr Maths. He keeps the students engaged with the subject, and t(...)

Sisters Doreen Goldsberry, of Stillorgan, and Margaret Ashtown, of Brighton, try out a puzzle at the event in Dublin marking 10 years of Maths Week Ireland. Photograph: John Ohle Photography

Maths Week is under way, an all-Ireland effort to raise interest in mathematics and show people, particularly students, that the subject isn’t (...)

At the launch of Maths Week 2013 were pupils from St Brigid’s Primary School and St Mary’s Boys’ National School, Dublin - Anshika Gupta, Mathew Hall Fitzsimons and Callum Goad - with Minister of State for Innovation and Research Sean Sherlock.  Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

The eighth annual Maths Week gets under way tomorrow, with hundreds of events planned through the week across Ireland, North and South. So far, more t(...)