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.