## Ideas for Maths Week 2016

*With thanks to the many teachers who contributed their ideas and shared what was happening in their schools during maths week at our AGM*

**Puzzle of the Day Competition**- A senior and Junior daily completion to solve a maths puzzle. Puzzle of the day given to every teacher and 10 minutes "drop and read" style time given in class at a particular time for students to engage with the puzzle. Students put their answers in a dropbox. Winners drawn and announced over intercom. Prize was a lunch voucher sponsored by the school shop. Suitable puzzles can be found at www.mathsisfun.com/puzzles/**Treasure Hunt**- Students have to try find locations of math puzzles scattered throughout the school before they can solve them.**Maths Puzzle Circuit Race**- In the Hall TY students have maths tasks and puzzles set up at different stations. Students are timed in a race to complete the circuit.**Maths Games**- Time given over in maths class to engage in some "fun" or interesting maths activity. Why not try the game of 24 as described below?**External Maths Events &****Online Competitions****-**Maths www.mathsweek.ie lists events throughout the country and has a number of competitions that students could partake in.