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NUI Galway

Mathematics Enrichment Course 2014-15

The **Mathematics Enrichment Course and related optional assessments** will be held on the following
Saturdays in 2015 from 11am to 2pm; see also note 1 below:

- Jan 17 (table quiz fun!)
- Jan 24
- Jan 31
- Feb 7
- Feb 14; see note 2 below
- Feb 28
- Mar 7
- Mar 14
- Mar 21 (local 2.5 hour Olympiad exam); see note 3 below
- April 25 OR May 9 (Irish Olympiad exam -- two 3-hour papers; see www.irmo.ie )
- NOTE 1: The dates listed ensure that no classes/tests take place around Feb 16-20 (mid-term break in secondary schols)
- NOTE 2: Participating girls should be aware that during the Enrichment Training class of 14th Feb, the European Girls' Maths Olympiad (EGMO) selection exam (see www.irmo.ie/egmo.html) will be held at ther same time. Girls who plan to write this exam should meet at 11am in AC216 and will be taken to a nearby room to write the 3-hour paper
- NOTE 3: Students who write the local Olympiad exam (e.g. to help them decide if they wish to write the Irish Olympiad exam) but who live outside of Galway City may if they wish arrange to write the exam from their homes

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 following Interactive Campus Map.

No booking is required to attend Enrichment classes, and it is not even necessary to have participated in the 28th IrMO--Round 1 exam held during 10-14 Nov 2014. We do ask parents to ensure that students travel safely, especially those coming from afars.

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 17th 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 this might help students decide if they feel
they should attempt the 28^{th} Irish
Mathematical Olympiad (IrMO) final round
contest which will be held on April 25 or 9 May (two 3-hour papers 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).

School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics

National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland.

Phone: +353 (0)91 492332 (direct) , +353 (0)91 524411 x2332 (switchboard)

Fax: +353 (0)91 494542 Email: Mary.Kelly@nuigalway.ie

This page was last updated Monday, November 17

National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland.

Phone: +353 (0)91 492332 (direct) , +353 (0)91 524411 x2332 (switchboard)

Fax: +353 (0)91 494542 Email: Mary.Kelly@nuigalway.ie

This page was last updated Monday, November 17