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The Mathematics Enrichment Course will be held on the following Saturdays in 2014 from 11am to 2pm:
The location of the sessions will be AC216. This rooms is located in the Geography area of the Arts/Science Concourse Building and are quite close to the Bank of Ireland on campus. Click on the interactive map at http://www.nuigalway.ie/campus-map/?id=363&go=1.
The sessions are given by highly experienced lecturers from the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics at NUI Galway. Since the classes are somewhat independent of each other in content, a student who misses any given session can still follow the ensuing classes.
The first session on 18th January will consist of problem solving in which participants will be divided into teams and encouraged to cooperate in thinking creatively to solve mathematical puzzles that generally require problems are designed to stimulate student interest and logical thought processes for the sessions that then ensue. A local examination will take place on April 5, and the 27th Irish Mathematical Olympiad (IrMO) final round contest will be held on a Saturday in May (see http://www.irmo.ie.) Students who have been invited to attend enrichment classes at NUI Galway should note that they can, if they prefer, attend at a centre geographically closer to them. Thus for example, students from North Donegal are welcome to attend at UCD (see http://www.ucd.ie/mathsciences/eventsoutreach/mathematicalolympiad for the schedule of UCD's enrichment classes).