Friday Night Lights!

In Texas, if you ain’t at the high-school football game on a Friday night, you’re either a communist or something worse…  Similarly, amongst the St. Conleth’s mathematicians, if you are not attending a maths quiz or Pi party on a Friday night, people start to talk.  Well, Ms. NiAonghusa for one is certainly beyond suspicion!  You read here previously about the Sixth and Third Years’ after-hours mathematics, well this time it was the First Years’ turn as  Joymarita and Trevor qualified for the Finals of the IMTA (Irish Maths Teachers Association) Maths Competition. The format is an hour of tricky mind-bending maths problems (even tougher after a long week of school!).  The Finals were held at Oatlands College and Joymarita and Trevor more than held their own against some of the biggest brainiacs in Leinster.  The UCD professor who awarded the prizes dubbed them all- ‘Problem solvers of the future’.  And the accompanying Ms. NiAonghusa definitely had more fun than her colleagues who were at the same time at Crowe’s Mathematical Think-Tank, analysing the vectors of Gav Maguire’s scintillating (and mathematically impossible) runs during the Staff/6th Year Soccer Match.