Picture Special: Arranmore students astounded by mathematician’s magic tricks

first_imgMaths Week celebrations kicked off early in Arranmore with over 60 students from Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada enjoying a mind-boggling performance by world-renowned mathematician and master of cards, Colm Mulcahy. Yesterday, Colm entertained and revealed the maths behind some of the world’s most known card tricks to the students of Arranmore.Photo by Brian McDaidHaving earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from University College Dublin, Colm then attended Cornell University where he received his PhD before moving to Atlanta, Georgia where he has been lecturing at Spelman College in Mathematics since 1988. Kane Gallagher Pat Bonnar and JJ OShannon Gallagher Keller, Hannah Duffy and Dara Conlan pictured with Colm Mulcahy Professor of Mathematics from Speiman College Atlanta who was the guest lecture on the Island as part of National Mathematic Week. Photo Brian McDaidProfessor Mulcahy is recognised as an authority on the mathematical principles and effects that most card tricks are based on. Recently, he has published a book titled ‘Mathematical Card Magic: Fifty-Two New Effects’ which offers readers an entertaining look into the magic behind 52 self-working magic creations that require only maths.First Year student , Pat Bonnar taking part in National Mathematics week on Arranmore Island, Co Donegal at a lecture given by Colm Mulcahy Professor of Mathematics . Photo Brian McDaidEoin Gill, Maths Week Ireland Co-Ordinator said: “We are delighted to have brought the first ever Maths Week event to the students of Arranmore. It’s a true partnership of people working together for a common aim, promoting mathematics for all. With events up and down the county, this event in Arranmore with Professor Colm Mulcahy was just a glimpse of what’s on offer once Maths Week kicks off on the 14th October.”Eadaoin Nic Conuladh and Sophie Doherty on board the ferry heading to Arranmore Island in Co Donegal for National Mathematics Week at Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada Photo Brian McDaidSchools across Donegal have so far registered 921 students to take part in Maths Week Ireland 2017 with many more expected to register in the coming days.Schools can register as taking part can do so at www.mathsweek.ie, where details, updates and activities are listed. Maths Week Ireland officially kicks off on Saturday 14th October and runs nationwide until Sunday 22nd October.Picture Special: Arranmore students astounded by mathematician’s magic tricks was last modified: October 11th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arranmorecolm mulcahyGairmscoil Mhic Diarmadamathsmaths week irelandlast_img

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