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Maths Department

The maths department is a Project Maths school which is involved in delivering the new maths syllabus to the junior and senior level. As of 2010, we have completed Strands up to date. The full course will be implemented by 2011.

 Maths Personnel

The department has a staff of 16 full-time 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. We strive to meet and exceed the national average.

 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, white boards, posters displaying student’s work which reflects the subject area, use of IT facilities in computer rooms.

Our resources include but are not limited to: Dice, large cards, geo-strips, large whiteboard geometry sets.

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:

  • Prism maths competition
  • Use of MS Office Suite to develop their computer skills with a maths 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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