# 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**.

Classes will continue until May on most **Thursdays** from **7 to 10 pm**.
Full schedule can be found below.

The lecture theatre **KBG 14** is in the Kemmy Business School on the main UL campus
(adjacent to the Schumann Building on the
UL campus map).
Turn right on entering the KBS from the car park side.
The room is then on the right on the ground floor.

If you are interested in participating, please register here if you haven't done so yet.

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.

You may also look at the latest UL Covid-19 information.

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? |

Mathematics Enrichment Courses are also run at universities in Cork, Dublin, Galway and Maynooth, and at IT Sligo. Details can be found through the links on the website of the Irish Mathematical Olympiad.

# 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, 5^{th} year or 6^{th} 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.

# Mathematical Olympiads

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.

## European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad

The eleventh **European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad**
will take place in
Eger (Hungary)
from **6th to the 12th of April 2022**.

Results and exam papers of previous EGMOs can be found on the EGMO website.

## Irish Mathematical Olympiad

### Round 1

Top performing participants of the
First Round of IrMO,
which took place in **November 2021** in many second level
schools in Ireland, have been invited to our
Mathematics Enrichment Course.

### Final Round

Participants of the Mathematics Enrichment Classes will be
encouraged to participate in the Final Round of the
Irish Mathematical Olympiad
which will be held in **May 2022**.

## International Mathematical Olympiad

The results of the Final Round of
IrMO
will be used in selecting the Irish team for the
63^{rd}
International Mathematical Olympiad
is scheduled to be held in
Oslo (Norway) from 6th to 16th of July 2022.
There is a
policy on eligibility
to represent Ireland at the IMO.