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UCC Brings Boole2School
  • 02 Nov 2015 - 27 Oct 2015
  • 10am
  • UCC Quad

Math Lessons Honour Boole

To mark the bicentennial celebrations at University College Cork, in a rather amazing feat of time travel and bilocation, George Boole will simultaneously appear in classrooms across Ireland and the world – or at least, his work and his legacy will. Schoolchildren around the world will have the opportunity to take part in fun and interactive lessons that are specially designed to introduce young thinkers and innovators to concepts pioneered by the mathematician.

UCC brings Boole2School is the flagship educational outreach programme of George Boole 200. Boole was the first Professor of Mathematics at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland, whose research in logic and algebra laid the foundation for much of the modern technology that we use today. UCC’s School of Mathematics and Maths Circles Ireland have developed a series of fun and age-appropriate lesson plans for teachers which will reach into the classroom to introduce students to George Boole, his mathematics and his legacy.

This education initiative, the first of its kind, will result in students across the globe studying logic, all on the same day - 2 November, the bicentenary of Boole’s birth.

Get involved with Boole2School

George Boole 200 would like to invite you to register your class. Upon registration, teachers receive free age-appropriate lesson plans, puzzles and worksheets, developed by Maths Circles Ireland. The lessons are available in English, Irish and Mandarin, for students aged 8 to 18. More than 55,000 school students in over 30 countries around the world are already signed up.

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