Maths Department 

The maths department is fully engaged with rolling out the new Project Maths curriculum.  This year the full Project Maths programme will be examined in 2014 at Senior Cycle.  Full examination for Junior Cycle will be carried out in 2015. 

Maths Personnel 

The department has full staffing levels to meet the programme requirements, with teachers who possess extensive expertise and experience.  All teachers are involved in the Project Maths at some level and are attending on-going in-services.  We have a subject co-ordinator.  We also have regular meetings to explore ways of promoting, developing and sharing resources within the school.Maths at Junior Level 

The course content aims to provide students with a more real-life context to problem solving.  Topics are as follows:   

  • Strand 1: Statistics and Probability 
  • Strand 2: Geometry and Trigonometry 
  • Strand 3: Numbers 
  • Strand 4: Algebra 
  • Strand 5: Functions and Graphs. 

Maths at Senior Level 

The course content aims to provide students with a more real life context to problem solving. Topics are as follows:   

  • Strand 1: Statistics and Probability 
  • Strand 2: Geometry and Trigonometry 
  • Strand 3: Numbers 
  • Strand 4: Algebra 
  • Strand 5: Functions and Graphs. 

Transition Years are introduced to Leaving Cert maths by way of more activity based learning and using experimental methods of discovery for learning. 

Maths Facilities

The maths department have very comprehensive facilities which include laptops, ceiling mounted data projectors, internet connection and connection to the common server, video machines, overhead projectors, notice boards, iPads, posters displaying students’ work which reflect the subject area and the use of IT facilities in computer rooms. 

Our resources include but are not limited to: dice, large cards, geo-strips, large whiteboard geometry sets, nets, clinometers, spinners, Geogebra.

Maths Department Activities 

We try to raise awareness and encourage students to participate in extra curricular activities that develop their problem solving skills. These activities include but are not limited to: 

  • Participate in MangaHigh, a fun based games programme that encourages students at all levels to engage more thoroughly in mental maths.
  • Computer roooms are available at lunch time to allow students to participate in computer based maths
  • Use of Excel to develop their computer skills with a maths and stastical slant 
  • Encourage students to take part in a maths summer school in University of Limerick 
  • Raise awareness of maths through National Maths Week each year. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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