Maths Week took place from 15th to 19th October and what an exciting week it was! We had our Monster Maths Quiz on Monday to kick off the week, followed by other exciting events such as Tables Bee Champion and Countdown Competition. One of the children’s favourite activities by far was IZAK9, (click here for video demonstration) an engaging maths resource that challenges pupils to work together on problem solving activities. Other fun events held include ‘Guess how many jelly beans in the jar’ and ‘Guess the weight of the pumpkin!’ Our ‘Problem of the day’ was also very popular and the 5th and 6th class problems were quite a challenge for children and adults alike! The week finished on Friday with a prize giving ceremony during which our competition winners chose from prizes such as chess and draughts sets, dominoes and playing cards to encourage them to continue learning and having fun.
All of the above took place within the context of Mathsweek Ireland, a week-long nationwide celebration of mathematics with in excess of 250,000 pupils, parents and teachers participating from all parts of the country as well as welcome visitors from abroad. Log on to http://www.mathsweek.ie and scroll down to find Scoil Naisiunta Baile an Phiarsaigh pinned to the interactive map of Ireland. Here’s some photos of the children in action during Maths Week!