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Maths Week at CIT and BCO

Maths Week at CIT and BCO

Published on: Friday, 08 October 2010


‘Mathematics is the language in which God has written the Universe’ – Galileo.

400 years later we explore why Maths is still the language of Space.

Come join us at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory to celebrate Math’s Week  9th - 16th October.

We will be investigating why mathematics is the language of space through facilitated workshops both on and offsite.

Maths workshops will take place at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory and at pre booked after-school clubs in designated RAPID areas.

Workshops are in association with Calmast Maths Week.

Tuesday Oct 12 at 10am, 11am and 12 noon

A primary school workshop day will take place for pre-booked school groups. These are suitable for 5th and 6th class. Sessions will be 40 minutes in length and on the hour.

Maths Week @ CIT Bishopstown Campus

The CIT Access Service, together with the CIT Maths Department, has organised an event for senior cycle pupils from its linked schools on Wednesday, 13th October from 10am - 11.30am. Francisco Gomez-Martin will deliver the following lecture.

Musical Rhythms and the Greatest Common Divisor

In the African and Cuban music traditions, the bembe rhythm is very popular. It is played on bells and appears in many styles. On a separate matter, finding the greatest common divisor (g.c.d.) of two numbers is easy. We learnt in primary school that it simply consists of listing the divisors of the two numbers and pick their greatest common divisor. What do the bembe rhythm and the g.c.d. of two numbers have in common? They are related by Euclid's algorithm, a very old and simple method to compute the g.c.d. In this talk we will see the details of that connection, which are deeper than expected. We will also explore other connections between Mathematics and Music.

Please contact Deirdre Creedon for further information
T: (021) 4335140
T: (021) 4335139


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