6,292 students from Waterford set to take part in Maths Week 2018

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6,292 Waterford will take part in the world’s largest national maths festival when it returns from October 13-21. 

Launched by Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD, Maths Week 2018 is set to attract as many as 300,000 people. 

Open to all, Maths Week 2018 will see a wide variety of fun and engaging maths themed events taking place in Waterford, featuring mathematicians and entertainers. Schools and clubs are encouraged to hold their own events to support budding mathematicians.

Co-ordinated by Waterford Institute of Technology’s STEM Outreach Centre's Calmast, Maths Week 2018 is funded through the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Programme, the Department of Education and Skills, Matrix: the Northern Ireland Science Industry Panel, ESB and Xilinx. It is run with more than 50 partner organisations including the universities, institutes of technology, libraries, schools, training colleges and employers.

Some notable Maths Week 2018 events in County Waterford include:

'Statistics, a matter of life or death' by Dr Padraig Kirwan at Presentation Secondary School Waterford on October 15 at 10am 

'Using Maths to Win Games' with Dr Kieran Murphy at WIT on October 15 at 11:30am

'The Set Game' with Dr Aoife Hennessy at WIT on October 15 at 11:30am

'The Enigma Project' with James Grime at WIT on October 16 at 10am.

More information is available online