The science of mathematics deals with the logic of shapes, quantity, and arrangement. Math is present in everything we do. It is the foundation for everything we use every day, including mobile devices, computers, software, ancient and modern architecture, art, money engineering and even sports.
Most individuals believe that mathematics entails calculations and sophisticated formulae – while both are important – we as a school like to share important mathematical skills with our students both in the classroom and during STEM Weeks such as Math Week.
Mathematics is essential for disciplines such as science, technology, engineering and finance. However, we should also remember that mathematics promotes the ability to think rationally, analyse and solve problems, and process data clearly and accurately.
Miriam O'Callaghan, broadcaster and journalist
Maths Week is an important way to help learners, of all ages, enjoy maths and to highlight the creativity of the subject.
Basic maths is hugely important when it comes to success in the kitchen. There is a lot of science and maths in cooking and you can’t ignore them. Maths wouldn’t have been my favourite subject in school, but I didn’t realise how important it was at the time.
Donal Skehan, food writer & TV presenter