Maths Week activities in Scoil Thomáis
Maths Week Ireland 2014 is taking place from October 11th - 19th and we are celebrating it here in Scoil Thomáis. If you'd like to know more about Maths Week you can visit www.mathsweek.ie. Ms Travers has organised lots of fun maths activities for the pupils to enjoy.
In conjunction with Maths Week Ireland, Mangahigh.com will be hosting a nationwide maths competition. Mangahigh aims to teach the maths curriculum through games. Scoil Thomáis is registered on the site and students can click the link below to play:
They will then need to enter the school ID number and their personal login details which they can get from the school.
There are a selection of maths puzzles on the walls around the school and children are encouraged to have a go at solving these.
Ms Travers is holding a “How many Cubes in the Tub?” competition. All pupils have a chance to estimate how many cubes there are. The closest guesses will be awarded prizes!
Scoil Thomáis “Maths Eyes”
The Maths Eyes website (www.haveyougotmathseyes.com) is based in the IT Tallaght and highlights mathematics in the wider environment. There are plenty of examples of photos from the environment with taglines highlighting the maths that can be seen in the photo. This is definitely worth having a look at as it encourages the children to look at the wider world through their “maths eyes”.
This year we are compiling a selection of Scoil Thomáis Maths Eyes photographs, one from each class which we hope to upload here. The children are being encouraged to observe mathematics in the environment “using their maths eyes”, to take photographs either singly or in groups and to add a maths tagline.
Some classes are also starting a section of the maths trails with their class as part of maths week.