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Tuesday, 9th October 2018

3,922 Louth students sign up for Maths Week

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Pictured with numbers flying around his head at the launch of Maths Week 2018 is Sean DáLá¡, aged 12, from Scoil Chaoimhán Primary School in Dublin. Picture by Shane O'Neill, SON Photographic.

Maths Week Ireland, the world’s largest national maths festival, takes place from October 13th to 20th and is set to attract as many as 300,000 people.

Schools across Louth have so far registered 3,922 students to take part in Maths Week events with many more expected.

Open to all, Maths Week 2018 will see a wide variety of fun and engaging maths themed events taking place all over the island of Ireland, north and south, featuring mathematicians and entertainers. Schools and clubs are encouraged to hold their own events to support budding mathematicians.

It is run with more than 50 partner organisations including the universities, institutes of technology, libraries, schools, training colleges and employers.

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Full programme details are available on the Maths Week website with ongoing event and programme updates available in advance and during Maths Week via Facebook (@MathsWeek2018) and Twitter (@mathsweek).

Maths Week Ireland Co-Ordinator, Eoin Gill, said “Working with our many partners, the Maths Week vision is simple, ‘Maths for All’. Maths and numbers are all around us and this short statement encapsulates the relevance of maths across society, and what we want to achieve via the annual national programme of activity - people of all ages embracing maths and numerical ability to benefit their day-to-day lives.”

“2018 marks the 13th year of Maths Week and with participation set to be in the region of 300,000, our highest figure yet. We are excited to bring another action packed programme to people all over the island of Ireland, and the ever increasing number of participants is testament to the interest and appetite for maths in Ireland.”

“This growth in popularity and continued success would not be possible without our partners such as the Department of Education, Science Foundation Ireland and MATRIX - the Northern Ireland Science Industry Panel, who make the programme of activity a reality and I would like to thank them for their continued support.”

For those interested in hosting their own Maths Week event, large or small, log on to to find out how you can get involved.

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