Math-a-Magic Lecture for Maths Week

Maths Week Ireland will take place from October 14-22, 2017

Monday October 16   |    10am – 12pm or 12.30pm – 2.30pm  (4 x 2hour slots) 

Cost: Free! (this event is sponsored by Maths Week)

Capacity: Maximum of 40 people/slot including teachers

What’s included: Maths Lecture(1hr) & Planetarium Show & Cosmos at the Castle

Suited to:  5th & 6th Classes Primary & 2nd level students, from 1st years to TY

Booking: contact us on 021 432 6120 to book, or email

Dr Fernando uses magic to introduce students to topics such as prime numbers, knot theory, sudoku, topology, number systems, mind games, Rubik’s cube, calendars or quick calculations. Although magic tricks usually remain a secret, the patterns in some of them and the underlying ideas are even more interesting than the tricks themselves.


Fernando Blasco is one of Spain’s best known mathematics promoters. He collaborates with TV shows and radio programs in Spain and performs in Civic Centres, Science Museums, University Classrooms and other stages.

We can also offer reduced bus rates with Bus Eireann – just ask us for details

Event Information

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  • Dates: Monday 16th October, 2017
  • Time 10am to 12pm or 12.30pm to 2.30pm
  • Venue: CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory , Castle Road, Blackrock
  • Booking: contact us on 021 432 6120 to book, or email

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