Irish Maths Teachers Association
18th - 19th November Galway
Programme of Events
Friday, 18th November
Annual Dinner 8pm, Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill
Saturday, 19th November
9:30am Meet and greet
9:45 am Talk by Aoife O’Brien, PhD Researcher who has developed an Algebra Diagnostic Test for 2nd Level
11:00am Fr. Ingram Memorial Lecture
by Professor Graham Ellis, NUIG
Title: Topology from Königsberg to Silicon Valley
Abstract: The talk will begin with a discussion of some 18th century mathematical ideas that are now studied under the banner of topology. We'll see how these simple ideas have recently found applications in areas ranging from sensor networks to the analysis of big data
1:00pm Lunch in Westwood Hotel
Booking Details and Costs
Rooms in Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway
€120 per night for B&B (€140 double)
Phone 091 514645
Quote IMTA Conference when booking for this rate
Dinner on Friday evening + Lunch on Saturday €50
Dinner only €40
Lunch only €20
Please confirm Dinner and Lunch bookings by Friday, 11th November
by text or email to PJ Folan: 087 9233975 email@example.com
Maths Week 2016 is on from 15th to the 23rd October. Check out our Maths Week page (click here) for ideas for your school. If you have an idea that is worth sharing we would love to hear from you.
Following a very well attended AGM on 12th October in the Wexford Education Centre, Enniscorthy the new committee for 2016-2017 was elected. We are delighted to welcome so many new members onto our Committee. Congratulations to:
Chairperson, Olive McGuinness, Colaiste Bride
Secretary, David Crowdle, Loreto SS
Treasurer, Aimee Doyle, Creagh College
PRO, Aidan Roche, MDT
Committee Member: Sean MacCormaic, Gorey CS
Committee Member: Annabel Devereux, Selskar College
Committee Member: Paudge Brennan, Loreto SS
Committee Member: Catherine Crean, Bridgetown College
With two more to be confirmed
There will be a webinar on 'Problem Solving in Mathematics: Teaching for Robust Understanding' on Thursday October 20th from 8-9pm, hosted by the Teaching Council. Prof. Alan Schoenfeld, University of Berkeley, will present on his research and work on problem solving in mathematics education and I will be moderating this online discussion.
In celebration of Maths Week, I would be delighted if you could join us for this mathematics event which will be particularly relevant to the teaching and learning of mathematics at primary and post-primary level.
You can register for the webinar http://www.teachingcouncil.ie/en/Research/Research-Webinars/
The countdown is on as over a quarter of a million people are expected to take part in the largest festival of maths in the world, Maths Week Ireland 2016.
Launching Maths Week Ireland 2016, the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. said, “Events such as Maths Week have a significant role to play in both the promotion and understanding of maths and the wider STEM agenda among young people today. With widespread recognition of the importance of maths for the future of our graduates, it is crucial that we encourage a positive attitude towards maths, making it accessible to all. Over 250,000 people of all ages are expected to attend maths events throughout the week, I would encourage people to get involved and wish all those taking part every success.