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NUI Galway

Mathematics Enrichment Course 2015-16

The **Mathematics Enrichment Course and related optional assessments** will be held on the following
Saturdays in 2016 from 11am to 2pm; see also note 1 below:

- January 16 (table quiz fun!)
- January 23
- January 30
- February 6
- February 13
- February 27; see note 2 below
- March 5
- March 12
- April 2 (local 2.5 hour Olympiad exam); see note 3 below
- April 23 (Irish Olympiad exam -- two 3-hour papers; see www.irmo.ie )
- NOTE 1: The dates listed ensure that no classes/tests take place around mid-term break in secondary schools (February 15-19) nor during Easter break in schools (March 17-April 1)
- NOTE 2: Participating girls should be aware that during the Enrichment Training class of 27th February, the European Girls' Maths Olympiad (EGMO) selection exam (see www.irmo.ie/egmo.html) will be held at the 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 room is located in the Geography area of the Arts/Science Concourse Building and is 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 29th IrMO--Round 1 exam held during 9-13 Nov 2015. We do ask parents to ensure that students travel safely, especially those coming from afar.

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 16th January 2016 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 creativity. The
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 2 and this might help students decide if they feel
they should attempt the 29^{th} Irish
Mathematical Olympiad (IrMO) final round
contest which will be held on April 23 (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 Thursday, November 19

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 Thursday, November 19