The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, today (Tuesday 29th November) welcomed the strong overall performance of Irish students in a major international study of maths and science achievement in primary and post-primary schools. The results come from TIMSS 2015 (the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study).
The report provides an international comparison of student achievement in maths and science at Fourth Class in primary and at Second Year of post-primary. In general, students in Ireland performed relatively well compared to the other countries participating in TIMSS 2015. Ireland’s mean scores were significantly above the international TIMSS centrepoint in maths and science at both grade levels.
The key findings of the report include:
The Junior Maths Competition is held for 1st Year Students since 1994. It consists of a school round where multiple choice brain teasers are answered within a 40 minute period. Results are sent back to organiser Michael Moynihan and based on results, students are invited to a regional final.
ENTRY FORM 2017
Venue: Wexford Education Centre, Enniscorthy
Time: 7-9 pm
Date: Wednesday, 7th December 2016
Stephen Gammell from the Maths Development Team has just completed writing the Teaching & Learning Plan for Inferential Statistics. He has agreed to have the National launch of this essential guide for teachers with our IMTA branch. Stephen will also take a little time to demonstrate how GeoGebra can be used to support Probability and Statistics. So bring along a laptop or tablet on the night.
Tea and coffee is provided before the meeting.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Since 1988, the Irish Mathematical Olympiad is an annual event which attracts students in Ireland with a particular talent in Mathematics. This Olympiad begins with Round 1, a contest designed for any and all interested students in second level schools in Ireland.
During the first week of November, your school should receive a letter with instructions on how to conduct this contest in your school. If you did not receive this information by Monday, 14 November 2016, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This year, Round 1 is scheduled to take place during 14–18 November in all second level schools in Ireland.