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(Senior) Mathematical Enrichment Classes 2023-24

University College Dublin, in collaboration with the Irish Mathematics Trust, provides Mathematical Enrichment classes for secondary school students. Our classes are run free of charge by academics in UCD and from other leading Irish universities. The classes are designed to develop a sound understanding of mathematics and improve problem-solving skills. There is little overlap with the maths taught in school. 

In 2023/24 we plan classes on Saturday mornings from 10am to 12:30, starting on 7 October 2023. All these classes will take place in the Science Hub, also known as the O’Brien Centre for Science. It is building number 64 on this campus map:

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The entrance to the Science Hub is on the East side, facing the lake. As you enter the building, look for the large white spiral staircase, from which we will post further directions to the lecture theatre. Please bring with you some paper, pens and pencils, a ruler and, if you have it, a pair of compasses for drawing circles.

On Saturday 2 December 2023 we will hold a pre-qualification test for the Irish Mathematical Olympiad (IrMO). Successful candidates from the pre-qualification test will be invited to compete in the IrMO which will be held Saturday 27 January 2024. The IrMO consists of two papers, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

It is not a requirement to attend enrichment classes to attempt the pre-qualification test on 2 December. However, you must pass the pre-qualification test in December to sit the Irish Mathematics Olympiad at UCD in January. Please prioritise these dates to avoid disappointment.

Following the IrMO, the Irish Mathematics Trust publishes a Roll of Honour, listing the top achievers across Ireland. Ireland’s team for the European Girls’ Maths Olympiad (11th-17th April, წყალტუბო, Georgia) will be selected from the top girl performers in the IrMO.

Students on the Roll of Honour are invited to further training opportunities (provisional dates 3-6 April 2024 and 10-12 May 2024) leading to the selection of Ireland’s team for the International Mathematics Olympiad (10-22 July, Bath, UK).

Registration for the 2024 Irish Maths Olympiad is now closed, but please return to this page in September 2024 to register for the the 2024/25 classes and qualification test.

For Junior Maths Enrichment, visit (opens in a new window)https://maths.ucd.ie/~ndobbs/JME/

Lecture Notes 2024

Lecture Notes 2023

Lecture Notes 2022

Lecture Notes 2020

Lecture Notes 2019

Lecture Notes 2018

Lecture Notes 2017 

Lecture Notes 2016

Lecture Notes 2015

Useful Links

(opens in a new window)IRISH MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD (IrMO) - The official Olympiad website in Ireland

(opens in a new window)INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD - The official IMO webpage

(opens in a new window)ART OF PROBLEM SOLVING - Problem solving resources (including IMO), online classes

(opens in a new window)MATHLINKS - Forums, huge community, lots of resources (including IMO)

(opens in a new window)PEN -  Problems in Elementary Number Theory 

UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics

Room S3.04, Science Centre South, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.