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Maths Enrichment Classes 2018

Results from Irish Math Olympiad 2018 are available here

The Olympiad Clases resume on Saturday 10 March from 10.00-13.00.
After the Selection Test on 24 February 2018, the following people (Results Selection Test 2018) are invited to attend our training classes for preparation to Irish Maths Olympiad.

The School of Mathematical Sciences provides Mathematical Enrichment classes on Saturday mornings, starting on 27 January 2018. Our classes are run free of charge by academics in our School and are designed to develop a sound understanding of mathematics and improve problem-solving skills. There is little overlap with the maths taught in school.

There are four initial training classes on 27 January, 3, 10 and 17 February 2018. On Saturday 24 February 2018 there will be a selection test at the end of which the best 40 students will be invited for more intense training in view of participation to the Irish Math Olympiad. This event will take place at a national level on Saturday 12 May 2018. The best six pupils at the Irish Math Olympiad will represent the country at the International Math Olympiad which will take place in Romania in July 2018.

Students in the upper cycle of secondary school (4th, 5th or 6th class) are invited to attend our classes by registering their interest here.

The venu and location is as follows:
27 January, 3, 10,17, 24 February 2018 from 10-13.00 in Theatre H2.18 Science Hub

3,10,24 March 2018 from 10.00-13.00 in Theatre H1.13 Science Hub

7,14,21 April 2018 from 10.00-13.00 in Theatre H1.13 Science Hub

12 May 2018, The Irish Math Olympiad from 10.00-17.00 in Theatre H1.13 Science Hub


IrMO Paper 1 Solutions

IrMO Paper 2 Solutions

History of UCD Maths Enrichment Classes



Lecture Notes 2018

Lecture Notes 2017

Lecture Notes 2016

Lecture Notes 2015

Lecture notes 2014

Lecture notes 2013





Frequently Asked Questions

What are these classes for?

The Enrichment/Olympiad classes are for secondary school students interested in mathematics; they are exposed to deeper, more challenging and more interesting mathematical problems than those encountered on the school syllabus.

Is this event free of charge?


Who can attend?

We invite 4th, 5th and 6th year secondary school students to register their interest in order to attend our classes by completing this form. Student in the lower cycle (year 1,2 and 3) who think they have a talent in mathematics are also encouraged to attend our first four training sessions, until 24 February when a selection test takes place.

What is the Selection Test for?

We usually start our training classes with a large cohort (about 250 students). The selection test allows us to identify the best 40-45 students who will be invited to attend our further classes for a more intense training in view of participation to Irish Math Olympiad, a national event that will take place on 12 May 2018.

What if I miss the Selection Test or if I am not invited to attend further training classes?

You may still attend our further training programme but the delivered topics will be focussed on preparation for math competitions.

Selection Test

There will be a selection test on 24th February 2018 after which the best 40-45 pupils will be selected and trained more intensively for the Irish Mathematical Olympiad.  


Locations 2018

Science Centre Hub, Building No 64 on the UCD Map

Registration/Sign In Desk

The interested students are required to register online

Participants are required to sign in each week prior to the first session.  The sign in desk will be located outside the George Moore Auditorium in Science East and will be available between 9.15AM and 10AM for each session.


Participants who require last-minute information on Saturday mornings can contact 089 4040 774 between 9.15 AM and 10.15 AM.  This number will not be active outside this time.The School office is not open at weekends but we can accept queries between Monday and Friday 9.00am-5.00pm on 01 716 2452 or 01 716 2580.  Queries can also be sent to this email address:


Useful Links

IRISH MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD (IrMO) - The official Olympiad website in Ireland


ART OF PROBLEM SOLVING - Problem solving resources (including IMO), online classes

MATHLINKS - Forums, huge community, lots of resources (including IMO)

PEN -  Problems in Elementary Number Theory