Boole2School – Celebrate the life and legacy of George Boole

boole2school_logos2-392x325Boole2School will take place on November 2, 2015 to mark the bicentenary of George Boole, the first professor of mathematics at University College Cork. This initiative will see children aged 8- 18 from all over the world have the opportunity to engage in Boolean math lessons. They will be introduced to George Boole: his mathematics, logic and legacy.

You will find all you need to get involved right here, from sample questions for the student, to lesson plans and puzzles which can be used on ‘Boole Day’. We invite all teachers to register with us and download the lessons materials in advance.

Boole, the first Professor of Mathematics at this college, has been dubbed the forefather on the information age. He was a self-taught mathematician who never had the opportunity to formalise his education, and yet he devised a way of looking at thought processes through the application of algebra which gave birth to Boolean Logic. Today the use of this logic is apparent in all electronic and communication gadgets that surround us.

Inspired by Maths Circles Ireland, the George Boole 200 Programme with the support of UCC’s Math Department have created lesson plans and resource packs for all who would like to become involved. ATECI, with the help of NAPD, IPPN, PDST and with generous support from EMC, are driving the project forward and are planning to have every school student in the country doing a lesson based on the work of George Boole on the 200th anniversary of his birth.

If you would like to become involved with events as part of the George Boole 200 Programme throughout 2015, such as our legacy projects or with any other aspect of the celebrations, we would love to hear from you.

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