Maths Week

Maths Week Ireland 2017

Maths Week takes place this year from the 14th October 2017 to 22nd October 2017.  During Maths Week we take a closer look at math and try to show the children how math is in everything that we do from the moment we get up to the moment we go to sleep e.g. shopping, going on a journey, setting the alarm clock etc. We also try to show the children that math can be great fun and so have planned a number of activities during the week to help the children to engage more with math including Math games and Math trails.

Parent(s) / Guardian(s) can also help by using math in everyday activities. How about asking the children to calculate how much two items cost in the shop? When going on a journey, children could calculate the distance? What shapes can be seen in your home? There are many examples of math in our everyday life.

To get our school community thinking mathematically we are sending home a book of math puzzles for both junior and senior students and their parents. There is one puzzle to be solved each night. We hope that parents and students will have a great time working out these puzzles together. Both booklets have been published on in the Kid’s Corner under Fun Links: If you feel that your child would benefit more from either the Junior or Senior Booklet, please feel free to download them and enter. Alternatively, please request a copy from the office.

So what do you have to do?

  1. Each night try to solve the math brainteaser.
  2. On Monday, 23rd October 2017, return the puzzle book with the answers to the school.
  3. Each child who gets all 5 questions right will be entered into a draw for a prize. The draw will take place on 27th October 2017 at 11a.m. and the winners from each classroom will be announced by text.
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