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’
Working 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.
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.
Ms. Bleahene’s and Ms. Harte’s Classes are national leaders in the Target Board Challenge for World Maths Week. http://www.mathsweek.ie/2015/schools/mathsweek.target.competitions/leader-board
We are preparing for World Maths Week by setting up our accounts on Mangahigh, World Education Games and Hour of Code. This month we have access to websites that will not be available after October so we hope to get lots of maths practice.
Scratch – Computer Coding
We have been coding using Scratch in St. Joseph’s for the past few weeks and we have included some examples of their projects here.We have created a car racing game and a helicopter game. We hope you enjoy them. You can also see the amount of coding required to create the games.
Car Racing Game
Car racing Game by Cormac G
Car Racing Game by Rory M.
Car Racing Game by Ryan O’H
Car Racing Game by Sean and Fintan
Car racing Game by Dylan and Rowan
Car racing Game by Conor D
Car Racing Game by Gavin C
Car Racing Game by Daniel C
Helicopter Game by Conor D. and Eoin Q.
Helicopter Game by Adam H
Helicopter Game by John C
Helicopter Game by Niall F
Click on the image below to see details of our very successful Maths Week co-ordinated by Ms. O’Riordan
National Maths Week takes place from October 11 – 19 2014. We have many activities planned for the week including
We will have more information and photos during the week