Category Archives: Numeracy

Maths Week 2019

Maths ‘Week’ takes place this year October 12 – 20. This is a time for pupils to explore the Maths environment, both at school and at home. There will be lots of fun activities going on in school throughout the week. On Mangahigh boys can compete with other ¨mathletes¨ from around the world with the scoring going live from 7am on Saturday 12th! Any Maths homework given will focus on solving problems, as well as developing an awareness of Maths all around us … Shapes, Money, Measures, Ratio, Symmetry etc. We hope every child will benefit from Maths Week 2019. Sample puzzle-If each girl in a family has an equal number of brothers and sisters but all the boys have three times more sisters than brothers, how many boys are in the family?

Congratulations

 
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.

 

Target Boards

 

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’

Maths Week

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.

Barcelona Visitors

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.