UCC Brings Boole2School took place on 2 November 2015 to mark the bicentenary of George Boole. The outreach initiative introduced Boolean mathematics lessons, including puzzles using Minecraft and Candy Crush, to over 100,000 children aged 8 to 18 in 51 countries worldwide. Going forward Math Circles Ireland and the UCC Maths Enrichment Programme will continue to deliver Boole2School on 02 November annually.
Inspired by Maths Circles Ireland, the George Boole 200 Programme with the support of UCC’s Math Department designed lesson plans and resource packs for teachers to use all over the world. ATECI, with the help of NAPD, IPPN, PDST and with generous support from EMC, drove the project forward and were instrumental in enabling every school student in Ireland complete a lesson based on the work of George Boole on the 200th anniversary of his birth.
Check out some Boole2School Sample Puzzles (238kB) to get a taste of the lessons. If you would like to become involved with Boole2School any of our other legacy projects, we would love to hear from you.