This morning we attended an online Maths webinar with Dr.Aoibhínn Ní Shúilleabháin.

We learned some really interesting facts about her:

  • Aoibhínn is a lecturer in UCD.
  • She studied Theoretical Physics.
  • She failed Maths in her Chirstmas test at Leaving Cert.
  • She was a former teacher in secondary school.
  • She is a radio and television broadcaster.
  • She was a former Rose of Tralee.
  • She learned how to play tin whistle.
  • She went to different countries to learn how to teach Maths.

Here are some really fascinating insights she shared with us in the webinar:

  • “There is no such thing as a Maths genius.”
  • “Maths is like a sport- practise it and you will get better at it.”
  • “Failure is learning how to succeed.”
  • “Maths is about making mistakes.”
  • She spoke about never giving up.
  • She said there should be no such thing as a clean page- it should have mistakes.