Directions & Information for All-Ireland Finalists
The MATHletes Challenge 2015 All-Ireland Championship Final will take place on Saturday, May 2nd from 9:30am to 4:00pm at Dublin City University. 160 students are invited to attend the in-person championship, based on their performance over the course of the competition and at the Provincial Finals. Congratulations to all of our finalists, looking forward to seeing you at the finals!
SCHEDULE OF DAY
9:15 Registration opens
10am Competition begins
**Please be sure to arrive on time to register. Students arriving late will not be able to make up the tests, which will impact their overall score.
10am to 1pm: Challenge testing & activities
1:30-3: Fun activity for finalists
3pm-4pm: Awards ceremony
WHAT TO BRING ON THE DAY:
Bagged lunch & snacks: MATHletes will not be providing lunch on the day
Water bottle (optional)
Scratch paper and pencil/pen
Calculator: scientific non-programmable calculators will be allowed. MATHletes will not provide calculators on the day and calculators may not be shared among participants. Any calculators that are allowed for the Junior and Leaving certificate exams are permitted. Calculators NOT permitted include: graphic or other programmable calculators and calculators on mobile phones are strictly forbidden.
Headphones. If you have a pair of headphones, please bring them with you. Part of the competition will be on Khan Academy and you will need headphones if you are going to watch the videos.
**Please note that Mobile Phones are strictly prohibited from being used during all parts of the competition period. If you need to bring one for safety/collection by parents, parents should note that it must be switched off and stowed away from 10am – 1pm
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS:
Due to space constraints at DCU, only 1 PARENT CHAPERONE/GUEST is permitted per student. This guest is in addition to your teacher. Students should indicate the name of their chaperone on their registration form.
Parents may stay at DCU for the morning if they choose, or drop off their student, but should be back for the awards ceremony at 2:45pm. The awards ceremony will be held in the Larkin Theatre.
LOCATION & DIRECTIONS:
The event will be held at Dublin City University.
Information on getting to DCU by car and public transportation is available here: Getting to DCU
Download DCU Campus Map.
Registration will be held in the DCU School of Nursing Building, which is just to the left as you enter the DCU campus through the main Collins Avenue entrance. €3 Parking is available in the multi-story car park to the right as you enter through the same entrance (will be signposted). Students should indicate on their registration if they need a carpark space so that we will have enough.
The Awards Ceremony will be held in the Larkin Theatre, which is next to the Helix.
All MATHletes locations are indicated on the DCU map for download here.
The Provincial final consists of 3 events to test participants maths knowledge:
- Khan Academy Time Trials: Similar to the focus exercises, competitors will receive a list of recommended exercises in Khan Academy. They will complete as many MATHletes-recommended exercises as possible in the allotted time, testing MATHletes’ speed and agility to respond to a range of maths topics
- Problem Set Marathon: MATHletes will be given a problem set with questions similar to those in the Weekly Challenges. These will test MATHletes’ endurance and critical thinking as they apply their maths skills from Khan Academy to a range of scenarios and problems.
- LearnIT Team event: LearnIT are hard at work developing interactive, team-based projects that test MATHletes’ teamwork and collaboration skills.
2015 PROVINCIAL FINAL PROBLEM SETS & ANSWER KEYS:
If you have questions in advance of the final, please contact Kelly at email@example.com, 021.470.0991 x2027 or 083 1413604