An Infinite Number Of Mathematicians Walk Into A Bar…

…The first orders a beer, the second orders half a beer, the third orders a quarter of a beer, and so on. … After the seventh order, the bartender pours two beers and says, “You fellas ought to know your limits.”  If you get this joke then you probably already have several Maths Week activities planned but for the rest of you this is a timely reminder that Maths Week 2016 is on the way and, as usual, the St. Conleth’s Maths Department has numerous numerable activities on the agenda!  Ms. NiAongusa just couldn’t wait till the official week of October 15th-23rd (yes, I count 8 days!) and started early with her Second Years.  For homework recently she asked her students to simply draw and cut out a 3cm x 5cm x 10cm cuboid (about the size of a small juice carton) and she was pleasantly surprised with the results:  As you can see below, some went well beyond the minimum requirements, proving that creativity and maths sometimes do U!