This part of the school’s website is to help parents be more knowledgeable about maths teaching approaches in the school and to support their children’s learning at home.
First, please follow these links to view various documents related to the teaching of maths in Ireland and specifically in our school as well as our recent School Self-Evaluation process that focused on maths teaching in the school.
The Irish Primary School Maths Curriculum – an external link to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment website
As part of the Improvement Plan, a number of videos have been created that are designed to show parents the methods we are teaching for different operations (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing) as they may be different than those parents learned at school.
Finally, the following is a list of helpful websites and resources to support your child’s maths learning at home.
We use the Planet Maths series for our primary textbook. Some online games and resources are available for use at home.
Studyladder is an online service. Children in the younger classes use it at school, and up to three activities can be completed at home per day. Parents can purchase a subscription to use it at home. Login details for children in 1st and 2nd Class will be sent home by your child’s teacher.
Manga High is an interactive maths platform that is being trialed right now in the school with older classes (3rd Class and up). Login details will be provided to the children by their teachers at a later stage.
Khan Academy is a free platform that allows for maths practice at home. Children in the older classes (4th Class and up) can use their school Google account to register.)
There are a variety of websites, all of which are free thought some have ads, and host a range of interactive games to practice various maths skills: Math Playground, Crickweb (infants), Crickweb (1st-3rd Class), Hooda Math, ICT Games, Maths-Games.org, Topmarks, BBC Skillswise, Johnnie’s Math Page and Cool Maths 4 Kids.
Finally, for a good introduction to coding one of the best options is Scratch.