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Mathematics — mastery or minefield

Is your child’s maths performance below par? Is it affecting her confidence and outlook? Is he a little at sea, or is maths a total minefield?

Oughterard student wins top science award

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Roisin Molloy, from Oughterard, studying Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at UL, is a student on Johnson and Johnson’s WiSTEM2D (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing, and Design) programme and is one of a group of four students who won an award at an International Women’s Day Conference called Press for Progress held in UL last week.

Do you have some time to give back to youth in Ballina?

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If you are interested in giving leadership to local teens in a voluntary capacity, why not sign up to Ballina’s Neighbourhood Youth Project. Established on Pearse Street in 1998, the youth project has provided wonderful services to local youth over the years and has, in recent times, been increasing its focus on STEM — science, technology, engineering, and maths — related initiatives.

Young Scientist organisers call for an early approach to meet increasing demand for STEM graduates

Organisers of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, have suggested that Ireland needs to take an early, more rounded, approach to fostering an interest in STEM with students. This comes as this year’s Leaving Cert results show an increase, under the new marking scheme, of student securing top level marks in STEM subjects such as physics, chemistry, biology, technical graphics, and maths.

Tuam Adult Learning Centre holding open day to mark Literacy Awareness Week

Adult Literacy Awareness week takes place from Monday to Friday, September 21-25. The aim of the week is to promote local literacy services, raise awareness of the benefits of improving reading, writing, and numeracy skills, and to highlight the benefits of helping people with poor literacy and numeracy skills accessing adult education, to create a more inclusive society.

Project Maths academy at Yeats College

Yeats College’s highly qualified, professional, and passionate teaching staff deliver successful strategies for maximum achievement at Leaving Certificate level. The introduction of Project Maths is a welcome addition to a contemporary maths syllabus.

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.”

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.

NUIG to host workshops for Project Maths

The School of Education at NUI Galway will host a series of workshops as part of the University’s new Continual Professional Development (CPD) programme for teachers. The workshops will focus on statistics, teaching and learning plans in Project Maths and GeoGebra. The events will take place on 1, 8 and 15 March in the Education Building in the University from 6 to 8.30 each evening.

NUIG to host workshops for Project Maths

The School of Education at NUI Galway will host a series of workshops as part of the University’s new Continual Professional Development (CPD) programme for teachers. The workshops will focus on statistics, teaching and learning plans in Project Maths and GeoGebra. The events will take place on 1, 8 and 15 March in the Education Building in the University from 6 to 8.30 each evening.

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