UCC
Mathematics Enrichment Programme
The Mathematics Enrichment Saturday
sessions are held in the Western
Gateway Building, – building no 81 on this campus
map. Here’s another map.
The 20152016 sessions are closed for the year. Here are some highlights: · Three of our students have qualified to represent Ireland at the International Mathematical Olympiad IMO 2016. Here is the Irish Mathematical Olympiad roll of honour. · Our Cork girls brought home two medals from the European Girls Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO). And for the 1^{st} time ever the IMO team Ireland is even 3 girls/3boys. · The junior students had their best yet result in the Purple Comet international online competition. · Last but not least, about 100,000 students from >40 countries found out about George Boole through our Boole2School lessons. Hopefully all had some fun.
Here is a description of the 20152016 activities with schedules.



Mathematical Olympiads

Maths Circles also have their own new webpage. Please make sure to check out the 1^{st} year Maths Circles lesson plan Handbook written by Ciaran O’Conaill.
Intro to probabilities and combinatorics. Pdf 
Logic puzzles, sequential thinking and graphs: Pdf 
Magic circles and sets
Pdf 
Triangular puzzle Pdf 
Slicing and guessing powers of 2 Pdf 
Jumping lizard permutations Pdf 

Magic products Pdf 
Symmetry puzzles
Pdf 
Subtraction game Pdf 
Chess board puzzles Pdf 

Binary numbers Pdf 
Triangular numbers
Pdf 
Areas Pdf 




A good source of nice puzzles, sorted by class: the Kangaroo contest. Problems with solutions: the Virtual Maths Club. A rich source of Maths puzzles and games, sorted by topic: Cuttheknot.
A directory of ebooks on maths games
Some sites of maths
circles containing problem sets, lesson Lesson plans or other useful information: Toronto, Stanford, Berkeley.
Very rough sketch for lesson plan
The Art of Problem
Solving, including free interactive online learning
PRISM  Problem
Solving for Irish Second Level.
Hamilton Mathematics Grand Challenge
 online mathematics contest, aimed at secondary school students of all ages.
The British Mathematical Olympiad
The American Mathematics Competitions
The Canadian Mathematical Society
competitions site
Millennium Mathematics Project
based at the University of Cambridge
 NRICH,
online mathematics magazine
 PLUS,
online magazine featuring applications of mathematics to the sciences, arts,
commerce and society
 MOTIVATE videoconferencing
project for schools
David Joyce’s online version of Euclid’s
Elements.
Contact information
Email: a.mustata@ucc.ie
Mathematics Enrichment Classes organizers:
Current: Anca Mustata
tel (021) 420 5852
Previous: Dr. Donal Hurley
Professor Finbarr Holland