Maths Week Ireland begins this Saturday with a  special visit to Arranmore Island.

The celebration of maths, which is said to be the world’s largest festival of maths and numeracy, runs until October 22.

A professor of mathematics, Colm Mulcahy PhD, who is known for his use of mind-boggling math-based card tricks, will visit the island tomorrow (Tuesday) with 60 students.

Colm recently published the book, Mathematical Card Magic: Fifty-Two New Effects, which offers an entertaining look at new mathematically-based card tricks are suitable for all fans of magic.

He earned a BSc and MSc from University College Dublin (UCD) and then a PhD from Cornell University.

He's now Professor of Mathematics at Spelman College, in Atlanta, Georgia, where he's been teaching since 1988.

Schools across Donegal have so far registered 921 students to take part in Maths Week events with many more expected to make it the biggest Maths Week celebration to date.

Eoin Gill, Founder of Maths Week Ireland, “Maths Week would not be the success it is today without students from across Ireland, including those in Donegal."

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