The Irish Mathematical Olympiad is an annual event which is open to all students from second level schools in Ireland. Participation in the first round will allow your teachers to identify any students in your school who have a special affinity for mathematics. These students will be invited to Mathematics Enrichment classes that are being offered at universities around the country.
Mathematics Enrichment classes seek to help students develop valuable problem solving skills through free lessons designed to nurture creative thinking and love of mathematics in a supportive atmosphere, among like-minded peers.
Students attending the Mathematics Enrichment programmes also have the opportunity to try out for a chance to represent Ireland in international compe...
Congratulations to team Ireland's return home from the 60th International Mathematical Olympiad in UK, Bath for an exceptional result!
Lucas Bachmann won Ireland’s 2nd ever Silver medal in Ireland’s 32 years of participation in the competition. The 6th year student from Glenstal Abbey School, Co. Limerick achieved a mind-blowing perfect score on the first day of the competition, finishing the two day exam with a solid Silver - only two points away from Gold.
The team will also be celebrating two Honorable Mentions - these are awarded to students who were able to fully solve at least one problem - itself a wonderful achievement in this difficult competition. Laura Cosgrave from Midleton College, Co. Cork and Tianyiwa Xie from Alexandra College, Dublin have earned these awards.
The International Mathematical Olympiad is the world’s annual championship for sch...
The Eighth European Girls Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) was held in Kyiv, Ukraine, on 7-13 April 2019, with the participation of teams from 50 countries, of which 36 official European and 14 guest countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Japan, USA and others. The 196 contestants are among the most motivated and talented young female mathematicians in their countries, where they won top places in national selection contests in order to qualify for EGMO.
The event was organised by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine under the auspices of UNESCO. Participants enjoyed a week of competition, Ukranian culture, making new friendships, and many surprises under the impeccable organisation of the local committee led by Andrii Anikushyn.
The EGMO competition is similar in style to the International Mathematical Olympiad; it consists of tw...
Last week a group of 40 Transition Year students participated in a week of work experience organised by the School of Mathematical Sciences during 21-25 January 2019.
The event, now in its 4th year in its current format, offers TY students resource materials and the teaching skills and practice which enable them to work as tutors for maths circles for the younger 1st year students in their own school, or for primary school students in nearby schools. Maths circles are lunchtime or after-school weekly maths clubs based on Maths Circles Ireland teaching materials, and are typically run by a teacher with the help of tutors. Delivery of Maths Circles across Ireland is coordinated by the Irish Mathematical Trust supported by SFI Discovery through a grant in 2017-2018 and again in 2018-2019.
The training week also offered participants the opportunity to experience university life through a variety of activ...
The Irish team has arrived home from the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, where they enjoyed two weeks full-packed with intense training, competition, new friendships, hiking and exploration, and yummy treats.
Lucas Bachmann won Ireland’s 10th-ever Bronze medal in the competition since Ireland’s first participation in 1988. Lucas is a 5th-year student at Glenstal Abbey School, Murroe, Co. Limerick. Lucas continues Irelands' success after last year's double bronze medals in Rio de Janeiro. In addition, Anna Mustata, a Leaving Certificate student at Bishopstown Community School, Cork, and IMO 2017 bronze medalist, finished IMO2018 with an ‘Honourable Mention’.
This year's Irish team was made up of: Anna Mustata (Bishopstown Community School, Cork); Lucas Bachmann (Glenstal Abbey School, Murroe, Co. Limerick); Tianyiwa Xie (Alexandra Colle...
The 7th edition of the European Girls Mathematical Olympiad took place on 9-15 April 2018 in Florence. This annual competition aims to help motivate and train a new generation of female mathematicians. The level of participation has continued to increase, with 52 countries (of which 36 official European) sending a team.
The contest consists in two days of 4 1/2 hour exams, and each exam consists of three difficult problems. Solving even just one problem in the competition is a great achievement and is rewarded with honourable mention.
Ireland has participated in EGMO from its first edition and this year it again sent a team of secondary school students. Even though all 4 contestants on team Ireland were first time participants in 2018, they performed very well: three of them earned honourable mentions for completing a problem during the competition; the 4th team member, although narrowly missing a honour...
Since 1988, the Irish Mathematical Olympiad is an annual event for secondary school students throughout Ireland. The contest is meant to stimulate logical thinking, problem solving skills and creativity. This Olympiad begins with Round 1, which is designed for any and all interested students in second level schools in Ireland.
During the first week of November, your school should receive a letter with instructions on how to conduct this contest in your school. If you did not receive this information by Monday, 13 November 2017, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This year, Round 1 is scheduled to take place during 13–17 November in all second level schools in Ireland.
The Irish Mathematical Trust was delighted to participate in the very successful MathsFest 2017. While manning the stand, we got to see many interesting talks, ranging from how to assess student proficiency in mathematics to tips for the well-being of teachers. We were of course delighted to have many teachers show an interest in our events, such as Maths Circles, the Mathematics Enrichment and Mathematical Olympiads (we even had a few medals to show off). There was also significant interest in the new award for Irish Teachers of Mathematics. We would like to congratulate the organisers for a perfect event (including the scones they gave us in the break).
Across Ireland there are teachers rising to the challenges of their profession: helping all students to reach their potential, perfecting their mastery of the subject, motivating and inspiring pupils, contributing to the educational community and celebrating Ireland’s diverse mathematical heritage. For this purpose the Irish Mathematical Trust and its partners, the Frank Kenny fund at the Community Foundation for Ireland, the Royal Irish Academy and Science Foundation Ireland, are pleased to announce a new initiative, the Awards for Irish Teachers of Mathematics. The purposes of these awards are to help showcase the work of exceptional teachers and to promote their strategies for improving the students’ enjoyment and understanding of Mathematics.
The main award will consist of a trophy, together with €10,000, conferred to an outstanding candidate who demonstrates excellence...