Maths Week at the Lycée Français d’Irlande! [fr]

Did you know the Book of Kells was filled with maths and symetry? That you can guess a birthday using a set of card?

On the occasion of Maths Week, running in Ireland from the 14th to 22nd October, two French researchers from Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Prof. Christian Mercat and Pedro Lealdino will be at the Lycée Français d’Irlande to explore Maths with primary school children.

Two workshops will be held allowing the pupils to examine how maths play a role in our daily lives and in art.

  • "Mathemagic: The encounter between Mathematical and Algorithmic Thinking": can you write an algorithm?
    It’s a magic trick where the researcher can guess the participant’s birthday using a set of cards filled with numbers.
    The workshop aims at modelling the trick mathematically and algorithmically. Participants will learn more about algorithms and by the end of the workshop, they will be able to write some of them by themselves!
  • "The maths in Celtic knotwork":did you know there was maths in Celtic Knotwork?
    Bringing maths and art together, this exciting interactive workshop, brought to you by the House of Maths and Computer Science in Lyon explores the use of maths and symetry in the decorative art of the Ardagh Chalice and wonderful illustrations of the Book of Kells.

Maths Week is co-ordinated by CALMAST, Waterford Institute of Technology.

Published on 03/01/2020

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