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Transition Years Experience University Life as a Mathematical Sciences Student
A group of 40 Transition Year students participated in a week of work experience organised by the School of Mathematical Sciences during 21-25 January 2019.
The event, now in its 4th year in its current format, offers participants the opportunity to experience UCC through a variety of activities:
- to attend a variety of undergraduate lectures in mathematics and related area;
- to work on a small research project in a 1-2 hrs workshop.
- To acquire teaching skills in purpose-designed workshops. In these workshops, participants will be divided into teams and practice leading a 10-15 min class based on resources we provided. At the end we will have a tournament to decide on the best teams based on the participants’ feedback.
Upon graduation of the one week training, participants receive a Teaching Diploma and resource materials which enable them to work as tutors for maths circles for the younger 1st year students in the school, or for primary school students in nearby schools. Maths circles are lunchtime or after-school weekly maths clubs based on our teaching materials, and are typically run by a teacher with the help of tutors. Working as a tutor for younger students in maths circles can serve to fulfil the community involvement requirement of the Gaisce's President Award.