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Superb Glenina Heights property for sale

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John Quinn & Co has just received instructions to offer for sale an outstanding four bedroom detached home which incorporates an extension at No 54 Glenina Heights, Dublin Road, Galway.

The challenge of algebra

Algebra can become a real challenge to students in early secondary school. It builds on and extends the arithmetic that students have met in primary school. However it represents a shift from computational maths — calculating with numbers — to a more abstract world where letters are introduced in place of numbers. Students have to get to grips with the idea of negative numbers, exponents and variables. There are orders of operation and associated rules — not following them leads to the wrong answer. This leads to frustration. Despair follows in short order.

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(1) Why are you running?

Times have changed… but 6x7 is still 42

A study published in England concluded that pupils without instant recall of multiplication tables struggle in maths. According to Ofsted’s education director: ”It is really important that children have the tools of arithmetic at their finger tips. Without that it is like sending a plumber out to do a job without knowing how to use a spanner.”

Tackle financial concerns with Abacus Financial Advisers

Set up in January 2013, with offices based in Athlone and Dublin, Abacus Financial Advisers are a local, confidential service, committed to achieving sustainable and favourable results for their clients. They specialise in accounting and taxation, business recovery, and debt restructuring. They offer a free initial consultation, and all fees are agreed in advance.

Maths week at the Quay School

The Quay School in Westport recently marked Maths Week with a wide range of activities which were suitable for all classes.

Galway VEC should be used as cost efficiency model – Healy Eames

The cost and service efficiency measures carried out by Galway City VEC should be examined to help the rationalisation and restructuring process of the country’s VECs, says Fine Gael Galway senator Fidelma Healy Eames.

Munnelly calls for expansion of VECs rather than abolishment

Fine Gael councillor Jarlath Munnelly, who is also chairman of the Mayo Vocational Educational Committee, has called for the expansion of the role of the VEC in providing education in the county, rather than the closure of VECs around the country as proposed by the McCarthy report. Munnelly believes that VECs would be the perfect umbrella group for education provision in the county with other groups coming in underneath it.

Maths and mystery add up to an intriguing thriller in Fermat’s Room

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Maths and mystery add up to an unlikely but engrossing solution in Fermat’s Room, the next screening from Athlone Film Club on Tuesday February 9 at 8pm in the Dean Crowe Theatre.

Could you be Barack Obama’s long lost cousin?

Some people undertake their family research in the anticipation that they might discover a connection to a famous person or to some historic figure in the past.

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