Author: Carol O'Brien

Mangahigh Maths at Home

Mangahigh Maths Practice at Home

Mangahigh is a game-based learning platform for primary and secondary school mathematics. It uses the principles of growth-mindset and play to improve confidence and achievement. Our school purchased an annual subscription and we recommend that you use it while the schools are closed.

How does it work?
Encourage your child to login daily. They will then be able to choose an assignment
• Click the Browse all Activities
• Choose class level
• Choose an assignment

Mangahigh strongly recommends that your child play each activity three times. They will be asked increasingly difficult questions each time they play.

We have noticed that a small number of the activities recommended for class levels are very difficult. If your child is struggling to answer the easy and medium questions in an assignment, then this may well be the case. Encourage your child to move on to a new assignment It may be that your child has not yet covered the content of this assignment in school.

We would be delighted if your child completed 3-4 assignments a week. They are welcome to try more.

What can I do if my child has forgotten their login details?
Please email your class teacher and they will send it to you

What is an Achievement?
A Bronze medal demonstrates a basic understanding of the key teaching objectives of the challenge. . A Silver or Gold medal demonstrates a secure and exceptional understanding of the teaching objective. Please celebrate all medals. In many of the activities a gold medal will only be achievable for children who are exceptionally gifted at maths.

Mangahigh Monthly Challenge
Each month our school participates in a monthly challenge against other schools from the UK and Ireland. Please encourage your child to view these scores when they login so that they can partake in the excitement.

Maths Week 2019

Maths Week 2019


The pupils of Divine Word celebrated Maths Week 2019 from 14th – 17th October. We had a fun filled week of activities in all classes from Junior Infants to 6th class.


Pupils from 1st – 6th competed in the Mangahigh Maths Week Ireland Ninja Challenge. One pupil earned a gold medal for winning 150 Mangahigh points during the challenge. Children can continue to play Mangahigh using their unique passwords by logging onto



Children from 4th-6th attended a Coding workshop where they learnt the basics in Scratch. Scratch is a programming language designed by MIT. Students use Scratch to program their own interactive stories, activities and games.

Halloween Maths Trail

Children from Junior Infants to 6th participated in a Halloween Maths Trail. Clues were left around the grounds of the school and children were given an opportunity to answer age appropriate Maths questions. Our junior infants were busy counting while our senior classes had to use their math’s problem solving skills to answer the questions.

Card Games

Children from 3rd -6th learnt some card games.  Card games are a fun way to develop mathematical thinking and number skills. With a simple deck of traditional cards, you can bring Maths learning with you, anywhere you go: car trips, restaurants, or just relaxing at home!




Puzzles Challenge

Children from 3rd -6th participated to solve puzzles against the clock. There were brainteasers, logic puzzles and Maths riddles. Puzzles are a great way to encourage problem-solving and logical thinking.

Board Games

Our Junior Infants-2nd classes spent the  mornings enjoying traditional board games and other Maths based games  in the hall.

Zero Absences

This morning 73 pupils received a trophy and a certificate for attending school every day this year. Congratulations to all…


First Class Mini-beast Hunt

On Thursday we went on a Mini-beast Hunt all around the school’s grounds. Worms, wasps, caterpillars, slugs, ants, woodlice galore.  Some people enjoyed it more than others.

The Daily Mile First Class

We went to Marlay Park today and ran a mile.  Congratulations to all.  Medals all round.