Mathematical Walk App:
This project has developed a bilingual mathematical walk of the NUI Galway campus, culminating in the development of a mobile app available for students, staff and visitors to the campus. Mathematical walks are meaningful, stimulating, challenging, and engaging activities. These walks invite all people, irrespective of mathematical ability, to participate successfully in mathematical problem solving activities, gaining a sense of pride in the mathematics they learn. The purpose of the mathematical walk app is to reveal to the general public the mathematics hidden in our surroundings and that while challenging, mathematics can be enjoyable, leading to participants being ‘Gafa le Mata’ (‘engaged with Mathematics’).
Development of Mathematical Walk App Icon:
We need to develop an icon for our app. We are considering using something like a compass merged with a stick man to integrate the concept of mathematics and walking. However, we are open to suggestions.
The icon will have to use one of NUI Galway’s colour palettes. As it is an official NUI Galway app available for download, they are very strict on this.
• Must be in PNG format.
• Suitable to use on variety of backgrounds, i.e. dark and light wallpapers.
Icons must support the screen sizes listed below;
• 160 DPI (MDPI)
• 240 DPI (HDPI)
• 320 DPI (XHDPI)
• 480 DPI (XXHDPI)
The ratio of icon sizes is 2:3:4:6.
A mobile device with a 160 DPI has an icon size of 48x48px while the Play Store
requires a 512x512px sized icon.
iPhone and App Store needs an icon of 57x57px.
iPad needs an icon of 72x72px.