Mental Maths Strategies

22 09 2017

Some links to help practice our Mental Maths Strategies:

Bridging through Ten

Bridging through 10, 20, 50

Adding 10

Adding multiples of 10


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


30 11 2011

Click the link at the end of this sentence to go straight to the mathletics website





Maths Week Activities

26 10 2011

We had two big events to celebrate Maths Week on Friday, 21 October 2011. During the morning, the 6th class children set up a series of fun maths activities for the children in other classes to try out. Maths topics covered included chance, weight, length, capacity, 3-D shape and 2-D shape. The gallery below shows junior infants participating in the maths activities.

During the afternoon, we had  ‘Who wants to be a Mathionaire’ Quizzes for children in 2nd- 3rd class and 4th- 6th class, where children competed for the coveted prize of a night off homework. Three groups in 2nd- 3rd class won the ultimate prize but only one group in 4th- 6th were successful due to the crafty questions set by their teachers. It will take very good mathematicians to defeat our teachers next year!!!

Maths week: Who wants to be a Math- illionaire Friday

21 10 2011

Pupils competed as teams in Who Wants to be a Math- illionaire? on Friday 21st October. It was based on the popular TV quiz show Who Wants to be a Millionaire. 5th and 6th class Adam, Erin, Matthew and Natasha won the ultimate prize, a Golden ticket each. Congratulations!



Maths Week Problem of the Day for Thursday

20 10 2011

How many different types of pizza can you make with the following toppings: pepperoni, tomatoes, bacon, onions and green peppers? Show your answer.

Mathletics: Conor Top of the World!

19 10 2011

Congratulations to Conor in 2nd class who is currently Number 1 in the world and also Number 1 in Ireland!  An incredible achievement any week in the year but especially during Maths week 2011!

Maths Week Problem of the Day for Wednesday

19 10 2011

Well done to all of you who solved yesteday’s problem. Here’s a new one:

As I was going to Saint Ives,
I crossed the path of seven wives.
Every wife had seven sacks,
Every sack had seven cats,
Every cat had seven kittens,
Kittens, cats, sacks, wives,
How many were going to Saint Ives?

P.S: Here’s something I’ve been wondering about- Is there a total greater than 5 that a team cannot get in a rugby match? E.g. you can score 12 points with 4 penalties or a converted try and an unconverted try but is no way of scoring  a total of 4 points.

Maths Week Ireland

17 10 2011

15th- 22nd October 2011 is Maths week Ireland. Here is a puzzle for you to solve!

Presidental election 

Question: A presidental candidate is canvassing at a retirement home. She meets the oldest resident “Old Peg”. She asks Old Peg for her vote. “I’ll do better than that” says Old Peg. “I have five children and each of them has four children and each of them has three children (all over 18). I’ll get them all to vote for you.” How many votes is that for the candidate?

(Courtesy of The Irish Times, Monday 17th October 2011)

Calling all M-athletes: M-athletics is back!

14 10 2011

Mathletics is back! Make sure you know your username and password and log-on to Remember 1000 points per week will earn you a Bronze certificate and add to your overall class score. Hope to see you in Ireland’s Top 30 Students and Ireland’s Top 10 Classes! If you’re very good hope to see you in the World’s Top 100 Students!