Mathematics Enrichment Classes in Limerick
Mathematics Enrichment Classes 2021/22
After a year of on-line enrichment, we are back on campus with our usual offer from 20 January 2022!
On-campus Maths Enrichment Classes commenced on Thursday, 20 January 2022.
Please note and abide by the following requirements.
- Do not attend if you are feeling unwell or displaying any COVID-19 symptoms.
- Face masks are required to be worn in all University buildings.
- Social distancing rules will be enforced during the enrichment classes.
- Participants will be encouraged to take breaks outside the building to avoid congregation in halls.
|Dates||Room||7.00 – 10.00 pm|
|20 January 2022||KBG 11||team competition with Gordon Lessells, Sarah Frawley, Bernd Kreussler|
|27 January||KBG 14||Mary and Sarah Frawley, Bernd Kreussler (Number Theory)|
|3 February||KBG 14||Mary and Sarah Frawley, Bernd Kreussler (Number Theory)|
|10 February||KBG 14||Gordon Lessells (Combinatorics), Mark Burke (Algebra)|
|Saturday, 12 February||C2062||10.00 am – 1.00 pm EGMO Qualifier How to find the venue?|
|17 February||KBG 14||Gordon Lessells, Stephen McGuire (Combinatorics)|
|24 February||(no class)|
|3 March||KBG 14||Stephen McGuire (Combinatorics)|
|10 March||KBG 14||Gordon Lessells (Combinatorics), Mark Burke (Algebra)|
|17 March||(no class)|
|24 March||KBG 14||Ronan Flatley (Combinatorics), Eberhard Mayerhofer (Number Theory)|
|31 March||KBG 14||Limerick Maths Olympiad|
|7 April||KBG 14||Jim Leahy (Geometry), Ronan Flatley (Combinatorics)|
|14 April||(no class)|
|21 April||(no class)|
|28 April||KBG 14||Jim Leahy (Geometry), Mark Burke (Algebra)|
|5 May||KBG 14||Jim Leahy (Geometry), Eugene Gath (Algebra)|
|Saturday, 7 May||C2062||10.00 am – 5.00 pm Irish Mathematical Olympiad How to find the venue?|
What is it?
The Mathematics Enrichment course is designed to develop a sound understanding of mathematics and improve problem-solving skills. There is little overlap with the mathematics taught in school. While there will be some mathematical theory introduced, the emphasis will be on solving problems rather than accumulating theory. Participants will be trained to create original deductive arguments to establish mathematical facts. The problems studied require inventive thinking rather than applying known techniques.
Who is it for?
These classes are for talented students of mathematics in Transition Year, 5th year or 6th year of secondary school.
You cannot become a problem solver without solving problems on your own!
Therefore, from each participant, the willingness to do some homework is expected.
Many students enjoy to compete with others in areas in which they have a talent. Mathematical Olympiads provide a competitive but friendly environment for mathematically talented students. On all levels, such Olympiads can help to keep up motivation to improve problem solving skills. At Maths Olympiads students with similar interests meet and enjoy to discuss about their mathematical problem solving experience.
Limerick Mathematical Olympiad
We are optimistic that we can run the Limerick Mathematical Olympiad in March 2022 for all participants of the enrichment classes.