Maths Week 2018
Maths Week took place in the school between Monday October 15th and Friday the 19th.
The week gave all of our teachers the opportunity to engage in maths-related activities in the classroom to highlight and promote the importance of maths in our lives, our culture and our history. This is especially true in Ireland where our future depends on the mathematical aptitude and creativity of our young people. The PowerPoint slides which were in evidence around the school provided a talking point as to the historical evolution of mathematics as a discipline and its continuing relevance to our daily lives.
In addition to the above, each student in the school was presented with a pair of very challenging maths puzzles.
The winners were:
2nd Year: Andrea Rizzi
3rd Year: Mark O’Reilly
4th Year: Fionn Dougan
5th Year: Oisin Luff
6th Year: Daniel Cullen
The Maths Department would like to thank all of the participants for their persistent endeavour in tackling the often mind-bending problems.
Wednesday saw a group of Transition Year students head into Trinity College’s Hamilton Building for her lecture on “Freaky Probability”. The material from Doctor Katie Steckles should provide a very stimulating launching pad for the boys’ future Leaving Certificate Maths course.
I thank Mr McKimm, Mr Costello and his colleagues on their organisation of the week which helps keep Numeracy on our agenda.