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 www.mangahigh.com
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.
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!
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.
Our Junior Infants-2nd classes spent the mornings enjoying traditional board games and other Maths based games in the hall.
On Thursday 25th January our class visited the library to play Maths games set up by Ms O’Reilly to celebrate maths week. Each station was manned by a fifth class pupil. Each group got to experience four of the stations and had lots of fun using their Maths skills to win the games.
Sixth class enjoying Maths week with Battle shape games and a Maths Trail around the school with their buddies from Junior Infants.
We all enjoyed a very busy MATHS WEEK . Junior infants to second class had a great time playing Maths games in the Library. Third to sixth classes were involved in a ‘Problem Solving Quiz’ . Some of the classes went on a Maths trail around the school. Ms. O’ Reilly wants to thank everyone for getting involved and making it a great week for all.
Children in Ms. Larkin’s class enjoying some maths games in the library as part of Maths Week. 4th Class were on hand to help the children. A huge thanks to Ms. O’Reilly for organsing a fun and exciting way to explore Maths.