Mathletes Reunion August 2014

Connemara Maths Academy were honoured to host the Mathletes Ireland First Reunion on Saturday 16th August 2014. Mathletes arrived at 9.30 for registration and at 10am were taking on their first challenge with the weather holding up and the rain staying away for the whole day!. This challenge involved all Mathletes forming a perfect circle and with their mobile devices…

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England Has Less Than 4% Chance of Winning The World Cup

England has very little chance (less than 3.5%) of World Cup success in Brazil this summer although they have an almost 6% chance of making the final. Brazil on the other hand has a 25% chance of winning the competition outright with Argentina (20% chance), Spain (13%) and Germany (13%) the next favourites. Belgium would seem to be excellent value…

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Discover Career Options this Summer

  Teenagers will have the opportunity to explore and experience different career options such as Video Production & Editing, Music Production & Editing, Sound Production, Virtual Reality, Aviation, 3D Animation and Media Technology as well as having the time of their lives staying at Kylemore Abbey, Glenstal Abbey and Killary Adventure Centre and taking part in Adventure Sports such as…

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Man United: Chances of Winning?

Man United are given very little chance this evening.   Looking at the head to head stats below, it makes for interesting reading. Bayern Stats: Matches 11 Wins 3 Drawn 6 Losses 2 Goals for 13 Goals Against 12 Goals difference 1 The biggest win 2:1, 1:0 The biggest loss 2:3, 1:2 Points 15 Man United Stats: Matches 11 Wins 2 Drawn…

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Mathematics – The Philosophy of Educated Risk Takers

“Education should embrace more than formal learning”, John Lawlor, Chief Executive Office, Scouting Ireland, Irish Times, March 25th 2014. We agree wholeheartedly with Mr Lawlor’s assertions presented in the Irish Times yesterday that the changes proposed in the Junior Cycle afford great opportunities to students to enrich their post primary experiences and to achieve a balance between formal and informal…

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#King of Summer Camps Award

Connemara Maths Academy have just been awarded the Twitter #King Of Summer Camps in UK and Ireland! Thanks to everyone involved.   Early Booking Discounts Available.

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Colour Green – why the Irish can take austerity.

Irish people have been subjected to a whole array of austerity measures, and are taking the pain that few other countries could take. The reason we found ourselves in this situation is as much to do with rote learning in our schools as it has to do with the corrupt and incompetent politicians and businessmen we inherited through our education…

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Skills Shortages – Maths Fluency Essential

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) today (March 13th 2014) has strongly urged governments to encourage students to make careers in  science, technology, engineering and maths to prevent a skills shortage in key industrial sectors, in a report ‘ Engineering our Future’. Visualisation and Creativity at CMA   Katja Hall, CBI Chief Policy Director,  says that growth and jobs will depend…

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Why is the sky blue?

RESIDENTIAL SUMMER CAMPS 2018 For many a year scientists and poets alike pondered on why the sky was blue. Many thought that it was due to small droplets of water vapour in the atmosphere and indeed many still do. If the droplets of water vapour did indeed cause the blue colour we see, there would be more variation of sky…

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