Embracing the idea that mathematics is creative, exciting and social, Everyone Counts aims to challenge entire communities to think about maths differently and to have fun while doing so.
Everyone Counts works by developing a partnership between a primary school class and a co-teaching team. The co-teaching team consists of a teacher, a mathematician/scientist and a designer.
Over a period of nine weeks, the co-teaching team will teach a series of six workshops. These workshops will see the children create their own mathematical challenges. These challenges are put to the children’s local community with all involved thinking of creative ways to solve the problems.
Everyone Counts is run by UCD School of Education and Post Studio. It is supported by Science Foundation Ireland, the Irish Research Council and the RDS. The project team is led by Sorcha Browne (UCD PhD student), Robert Farrelly (Post Studio) and Dr Shane Bergin (UCD).