In our Maths Department we aim to provide a quality academic and practical education for all our students suited to their needs and abilities in a warm, caring and friendly environment.
We wish to develop a sense of interest and enjoyment in the learning of maths and instill in our students an understanding and appreciation of the importance of maths in everyday life and in furthering their education.
Aims & Objectives
To develop mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding needed for continuing education, life and work.
To enable learners to see connections within mathematics, between mathematics and to other subjects, and between mathematics and its applications to real life
To learn the fundamentals of problem solving and to apply these principles to everyday life
To enable students to deal with abstract teaching and to present solutions in a practical way
To promote students confidence and competence in using mathematical knowledge, language and skills
To further their powers of written and oral communication
To inculcate in students a positive attitude towards maths
To prepare students for their Junior and Leaving Certificate mathematics exams
To prepare a firm foundation for later studies.
Junior Cycle Mathematics
Mathematical learning is cumulative with work at each level building on and deepening what students have learned at the previous level to foster the overall development of understanding.
The study of Junior Cycle Mathematics encourages the learner to use the numeracy and problem-solving skills developed in early childhood education and primary mathematics.
The emphasis is on building connected and integrated mathematical understanding. As learners progress through their education, mathematical skills, concepts and knowledge are developed when they work in more demanding contexts and develop more sophisticated approaches to problem solving in the following area,
- Statistics and Probability
- Geometry and Trigonometry
- Algebra and Functions
The syllabus is provided at two levels – Higher and Ordinary level, through a combination of CBA’s along with a final examination, by the State Examinations Commission.
Our Mathematics Department
- Ms Georgina Martin
- Ms Mary Concar
- Ms Irene Nestor
- Ms Salome Egan
- Ms Elizabeth Glancy
- Mr Makhlouf Hounat
- Ms Laura Fleming
- Mr Shane Kiloran