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.