Kilcoe National School
Skibbereen, Co. Cork
"Maths teaches us how to solve problems and be logical"
Maths Week Ireland 2014 took place from 11th-19th October. It promotes awareness, appreciation and understanding of maths and is a great opportunity for schools to place an added emphasis on the importance of maths.
Here in Kilcoe we got involved by celebrating maths all around us. Children paired up for activites, we played maths games on the yard, engaged in quizzes and board games and some classes went on Maths trails.
Congratulations to the pupils from 2nd to 6th who participated in the target board competition on the maths week website. They completed a grand total of 6,280 maths operations during the week and featured on the daily leaderboard ,topping Fridays leader board in both the junior and senior section. The middle room came a successful 2nd place over all in Ireland in the junior board challenge and the senior room achieved 3rd place overall in the senior board challenge. Not only did they have a great week of fun but they improved their maths skills as well.
This event contributes to the schools works towards the Discovery Primary Science and Maths Award.
Maths Week Ireland 2015 took place from 12th-18th October. It promotes awareness, appreciation and understanding of maths and is a great opportunity for schools to place an added emphasis on the importance of maths. There was lots of estimation activites in the classrooms with guess the number of sweets and lego pieces in the jar. The senior room took part in the Target Board challenge on one afternoon and acheived third place in the daily leader board. The middle room tried out and solved the jumping maze from the Maths Week website. We also played lots of maths games from our favourite maths websites.