Winner of Friday’s Problem of the Day

25 10 2016

Well done to Amisha who correctly solved the problem. The solution is:
Carla is 10 , Jim is 5 and Tommy is 16. Add them all together 10 + 5 + 16 = 31




Problem of the Day Friday

21 10 2016

Well done to all who had a go at yesterday’s Problem of the Day. Everyone who entered got the answer correct but the first correct answer received (with an explanation) was from Conor. Well done Conor.

Here’s our final Problem of the Day.

Jim, Carla and Tommy are members of the same family. Carla is 5 years older than Jim. Tommy is 6 years older than Carla. The sum of their three ages is 31 years. How old is each one them?




Problem of the Day Thursday

20 10 2016

Well done to Shania who was first in with the answer to yesterday’s problem and also provided a clear explanation of how she got her answer. See her explanation below:

The answer is #4 because there is only one line under all the third column pictures so that gets rid of #2 and #6.On all three columns there’s one house with a coloured roof so that gets rid of #3 and #5.On all three columns there’s a coloured door so that gets rid of #1 Then that leaves you with #4 because there is only two colored Windows. Answer=House 4

Today’s problem is a number problem. What missing number goes in the circle?

Again, explain how you got your solution.

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Maths Week 2016

19 10 2016

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There are lots of great activities going on in the school for Maths Week. For example, you can follow our ‘Problem of the Day’ Challenge on this website. Children in 1st & 2nd class took part in a ‘Nature by Number’ maths trail at the Jackie Clarke Museum. First class will also be working on their own Problem of the Day every day. Second class have also completed a maths trail on the school grounds. 3rd class took part in a MathsWorld Cup Challenge at www.math-exercises-for-kids.com. 3rd class are also suing maths to create a ‘Figure me Out’ display, e.g. number of people in their family and are planning to do a maths trail. You can see images from some of these activities on the Twitter feed on the front page of this website. I’ll add information about what other classes are doing over the coming days.




Maths Week Problem of the Day Wednesday

19 10 2016

Today’s problem is  multi-choice. As it is possible to guess the correct answer, you must pick your answer and explain why you went for that one. The prize goes of the correct answer with the best explanation.

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Problem of the Day Solution and winner

19 10 2016

Solution to yesterday’s problem is 42. 1 + 10 X 2 = 21. BOMDAS rule makes us multiply first and then add. 2 + (10 X 4) = 42. The first correct answer came from Aimee. Well done Aimee!




Maths Week- Problem of the Day Tuesday

18 10 2016

This one has been doing the rounds for the last couple of weeks on social media. Use the comments section below to answer.
Hint: BOMDAS
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Maths Week & Coding Week Activities

17 10 2014

Well done to all our wonderful staff for providing the children with a range of maths activities over the course of maths week. Here’s a ataste of what went on:

Junior infants had fun doing work on patterns & sorting

Senior Infants completed ‘Maths for Fun.’ Each group on a rotational basis played 5 maths games based on number, measure & algebra.

1st class used ‘Have you got Maths Eyes?’ posters. They also completed the ‘Nature by Numbers Trail’ in the Jackie Clarke Museum.

2nd/ 3rd class also used ‘Have you got Maths Eyes?’ posters. They completed a Maths Trail on school grounds and also completed the ‘Nature by Numbers Trail’ in the Jackie Clarke Museum.

3re/ 4th class explored a variety of maths websites and will do their coding on Monday. They also completed the ‘Nature by Numbers Trail’ in the Jackie Clarke Museum.

5th class were busy with coding, Farkle Dice Game, having a table quiz and playing ‘Tables Champion.’ They also completed the ‘Nature by Numbers Trail’ in the Jackie Clarke Museum.

6th class completed activities on the Mangahigh website and and did a unit of work on coding.

Sincere thanks to all staff and to the staff and volunteers of The Jackie Clarke Museum for the really excellent maths trail they created.

If children want to continue on with the coding activities we began they can complete a range of increasingly challenging coding activities on http://code.org/learn.




Winners for Tuesday &Thursday

18 10 2013

Well done to Seán who is Tuesday’s winner and to Aoibheann, Ama, Eamon and Sophie who all correctly solved and explained Thursday’s problem.




Problem of the Week Wednesday

16 10 2013

Today’s problem is  multi-choice. As it is possible to guess the correct answer, you must pick your answer and explain why you went for that one. The prize goes of the correct answer with the best explanation.

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