Numeracy

 
Congratulations to Finn and Dillon on being awarded gold medals for their fantastic work during maths week in October. The medals were awarded by Mangahigh. Adrian attained the highest score in the school on Duolingo  (Irish) and he was awarded a special t-shirt for his achievement.

 

 

After a week of maths the 6th classes, Ms. Bleahene and Mr. Brennan, win the Target Board challenge beating every other school in Ireland. Ms Molloy’s 4th class, after a late start came in 5th overall in Ireland. The boys worked really hard and the success of the weeks maths could be summarised in the one overheard comment ‘I never knew that maths could be so much fun’

p1140178Working hard at Target Boards for Maths Week

 

This is maths week http://www.mathsweek.ie/ in Ireland. As part of our numeracy strategy we have many engaging activities for the boys in St. Joseph’s. Each pupil has been provided with passwords to access each of the following using any device with internet access. We would encourage pupils to avail of this opportunity to use ICT to improve their mathematical skills. 

  • ThatQuiz (Links on the school website) for classes from Senior Infants to 6th.
  •   Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/   – 2nd to 6th class
  • Mangahigh https://www.mangahigh.com/en-gb/  – 1st to 6th Class.

Our friends from Sant Ignasi school in Barcelona arrived on Tuesday for their annual visit to St. Josephs. We look forward to a week of many and varied activities.
Tuesday was a very active day as they participated in a tag rugby blitz in Terenure College organised by Leinster Rugby. Mr Brennan’s class also took part as well as pupils from Terenure College, Ballyroan and St. Pius X. It was a very well organised event with some future rugby stars on show.
Tommy, coach with Faughs’ Hurling Club, introduced the Catalan pupils to hurling and the boys in 3rd class showed them how to code in Scratch.

Learnstorm 2016 has started. Learnstorm is a teaching / learning tool available this year for 9 weeks. Pupils may access it in school or outside of school hours. The aim is to master as many topics as possible, earning points and badges as we go. Hints, supporting videos and step by step solutions are provided for every problem.

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Congratulations to Dillon, Neil and Ryan on scoring over 100 points during Maths Week on Mangahigh. They were awarded medals by Mangahigh for their fantastic achievement.

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