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# maths - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Bonus points for Physics, Chemistry and Applied Maths should be introduced, says TD
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Bonus points for Physics, Chemistry and Applied Maths should be introduced, says TD

Nov 26th 2013, 8:16 PM 7,782 Views 62 Comments

Limerick TD Patrick O’Donovan said if we cannot encourage people to study these subjects at higher level, we will have a serious problem in filling the places on third level courses.

# maths - Sunday 24 November, 2013

How to guess any number under 1,000 in ten steps or less
# Do The Math
# Do The Math

How to guess any number under 1,000 in ten steps or less

Nov 24th 2013, 5:00 PM 53,606 Views 28 Comments

Here’s a fun party trick to hone in the weeks to come.

# maths - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' tries to increase representation of women there
# Edit
# Edit

Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' tries to increase representation of women there

Oct 19th 2013, 5:30 PM 5,659 Views 7 Comments

Many high-profile women from the science, tech, engineering and maths fields have little or no profile on the contributor-generated online encyclopaedia.

# maths - Friday 18 October, 2013

Maths Week: Friday's puzzle of the day
# All Adds Up
# All Adds Up

Maths Week: Friday's puzzle of the day

Oct 18th 2013, 11:00 AM 14,529 Views 69 Comments

We’re setting you a little brainteaser each day this week to highlight a drive to improve the country’s numeracy skills.

# maths - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Maths Week: Thursday's puzzle of the day
# All Adds Up
# All Adds Up

Maths Week: Thursday's puzzle of the day

Oct 17th 2013, 11:01 AM 11,217 Views 61 Comments

We’re setting you a little brainteaser each day this week to highlight a drive to improve the country’s numeracy skills.

# maths - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Maths Week: Tuesday's puzzle of the day
# All Adds Up
# All Adds Up

Maths Week: Tuesday's puzzle of the day

Oct 15th 2013, 11:00 AM 14,605 Views 39 Comments

We’re setting you a little brainteaser each day this week to highlight a drive to improve the country’s numeracy skills.

# maths - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Oct 12th 2013, 7:55 PM 10,750 Views 0 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Dr Taufiq Al Sattar’s family, our optimistic leaders and Irish people spreading sexual diseases abroad.

'Fear of maths' affecting careers and the economy
# Doesn't Add Up
# Doesn't Add Up

'Fear of maths' affecting careers and the economy

Oct 12th 2013, 8:45 AM 7,407 Views 54 Comments

Director of Maths Week says numeracy skills are vital – and not just for jobs.

# maths - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate
# State Exams
# State Exams

The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate

Aug 14th 2013, 6:00 AM 32,727 Views 43 Comments

There has been a sharp rise in the number of students sitting Higher Level Maths – and the percentage of them getting the top grades.

# maths - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Column: Serious exam question mistakes have shaken students' confidence in the process
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Serious exam question mistakes have shaken students' confidence in the process

Aug 13th 2013, 4:00 PM 166 Views 21 Comments

Errors in a Leaving Cert paper caused consternation back in June. Eamonn Toland of TheMathsTutor.ie takes a look back at what happened, and outlines the steps that can be taken to prevent a repeat of the problem.

# maths - Monday 12 August, 2013

Report for Quinn on Leaving Cert Maths paper errors "nearing completion"
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Report for Quinn on Leaving Cert Maths paper errors "nearing completion"

Aug 12th 2013, 8:17 PM 8,499 Views 29 Comments

The minister had ordered that the SEC take the errors into account when marking the exam. Results are due out on Wednesday.

# maths - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Kids who do well on this test may have unrealised potential
# Spatial Success
# Spatial Success

Kids who do well on this test may have unrealised potential

Jul 21st 2013, 5:30 PM 22,218 Views 63 Comments

Spatial intelligence not as prized by traditional academia as verbal and math scores – but it should be.

# maths - Friday 21 June, 2013

Quinn demands investigation into Leaving Cert Maths mistakes
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Quinn demands investigation into Leaving Cert Maths mistakes

Jun 21st 2013, 7:30 AM 7,196 Views 27 Comments

The minister says the SEC has two jobs now: to ensure no student suffers as a result of the error, and to stop it recurring.

# maths - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Explainer: Here's the problem with the Leaving Cert honours maths paper
# Oops
# Oops

Explainer: Here's the problem with the Leaving Cert honours maths paper

Jun 12th 2013, 8:45 PM 27,732 Views 26 Comments

Warning: the following article contains trigonometry.

# maths - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Marking of Leaving Cert Maths papers 'will reflect time lost by students'
# State Exams
# State Exams

Marking of Leaving Cert Maths papers 'will reflect time lost by students'

Jun 11th 2013, 7:22 PM 15,856 Views 27 Comments

Science minister Sean Sherlock believes the State Examinations Commission will ensure no student loses out over the error.

# maths - Friday 7 June, 2013

If you can solve this maths sum, a Texas banker will give you one million dollars
# Thinking Cap
# Thinking Cap

If you can solve this maths sum, a Texas banker will give you one million dollars

Jun 7th 2013, 7:30 AM 22,237 Views 83 Comments

Time to dig out that Leaving Cert maths book.

# maths - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

State exams in numbers: 13 days, 6,000 examiners and 38 million A4 pages
# Good Luck
# Good Luck

State exams in numbers: 13 days, 6,000 examiners and 38 million A4 pages

Jun 5th 2013, 8:52 AM 5,519 Views 33 Comments

Some 3.1 million exam papers are sitting in boxes across the country right now.

# maths - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Column: The countdown to Project Maths is on – what should you expect?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The countdown to Project Maths is on – what should you expect?

Jun 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 72 Views 26 Comments

This week the State exams begin and Leaving and Junior Certificate students are getting ready to tackle Project Maths. John Devlin has some tips for those worried about the new syllabus.

# maths - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

New fare calculator launched by Dublin Bus
# Maths
# Maths

New fare calculator launched by Dublin Bus

Apr 10th 2013, 5:33 PM 26,951 Views 72 Comments

How much to town, bus driver?

# maths - Sunday 27 January, 2013

17 equations that changed the course of humanity
# Adds Up
# Adds Up

17 equations that changed the course of humanity

Jan 27th 2013, 11:00 AM 37,337 Views 55 Comments

Some you may remember from school, but some are lesser known ones – like one perfected by an Irishman which allowed for development of modern passenger jets.

# maths - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Irish fourth class pupils above average in reading, maths and science
# Education Test
# Education Test

Irish fourth class pupils above average in reading, maths and science

Dec 12th 2012, 11:09 AM 4,683 Views 14 Comments

Minister Ruairí Quinn welcomed the report but said science and maths teaching needs to be improved.

# maths - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Column: Is mathematical ability just something you’re born with?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is mathematical ability just something you’re born with?

Oct 18th 2012, 7:30 PM 148 Views 53 Comments

A new method suggests anyone can excel with numbers – and nobody should count themselves out, writes Pamela Fitzgerald.

# maths - Sunday 7 October, 2012

Mmmm... It's the sporting sweets... sorry, tweets of the week
# Twittersphere
From The42
# Twittersphere

Mmmm... It's the sporting sweets... sorry, tweets of the week

Oct 7th 2012, 10:00 AM 1,325 Views 0 Comments

This week, Rob Kearney makes Cian Healy jealous, and Graeme McDowell fails at maths.

# maths - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Mind = Blown Video of the Day
# Hexa What Now?
From The Daily Edge
# Hexa What Now?

Mind = Blown Video of the Day

Oct 2nd 2012, 9:26 AM 8,770 Views 24 Comments

Happy Hexaflexagon Month to you and yours.

# maths - Friday 14 September, 2012

Junior Cert results: Girls outperform boys in 20 out of 23 subjects
# Battle Of The Sexes
# Battle Of The Sexes

Junior Cert results: Girls outperform boys in 20 out of 23 subjects

Sep 14th 2012, 6:30 AM 6,471 Views 35 Comments

Only the stereotypically male strongholds of Maths and Metalwork see boys have a higher proportion of A grades than girls.

# maths - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Irish pupils taught over twice as much religion as OECD average
# Education
# Education

Irish pupils taught over twice as much religion as OECD average

Sep 12th 2012, 12:38 PM 8,517 Views 81 Comments

A major new survey of developed nations shows the average Irish 7-year-old spends 10 per cent of their school time on religion.

# maths - Monday 20 August, 2012

Maths and IT courses see biggest surge in CAO points race
# Points Race
# Points Race

Maths and IT courses see biggest surge in CAO points race

Aug 20th 2012, 12:02 PM 7,624 Views 15 Comments

Mathematics and Physics at the University of Limerick saw the highest points surge – up by a whopping 145 points.

CAO offers: the main points
# CAO
# CAO

CAO offers: the main points

Aug 20th 2012, 10:16 AM 15,175 Views 10 Comments

STEM is the new acronym of the day, standing for the popular-again subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

# maths - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Current Affairs
From The Daily Edge
# Current Affairs

Here is the week's news... skewed

Aug 18th 2012, 6:00 PM 3,566 Views 0 Comments

BREAKING via The Mire wire: The GAA dismisses reports of vajazzling – and the Mars Curiosity rover faces a hostile reaction from the natives.

# maths - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Which Leaving Cert subjects produce the most A grades?
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Which Leaving Cert subjects produce the most A grades?

Aug 15th 2012, 1:40 PM 93,415 Views 11 Comments

Some subjects produced proportionally more top grades – while others had higher failure rates than most.

Almost 11,000 Leaving Cert students to benefit from bonus Maths points
# Points Race
# Points Race

Almost 11,000 Leaving Cert students to benefit from bonus Maths points

Aug 15th 2012, 12:51 PM 8,811 Views 14 Comments

The college points race begins in earnest on Monday – but already the bonus points project seems to be working.

# maths - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Over half of maths teachers believe Project Maths will not improve results
# Education
# Education

Over half of maths teachers believe Project Maths will not improve results

Aug 9th 2012, 5:30 PM 4,256 Views 49 Comments

The Teacher’s Union of Ireland said the programme should be further rolled out and tested before a real judgement can be made.

# maths - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Leaving Cert maths problems 'must be addressed', says TD
# Education
# Education

Leaving Cert maths problems 'must be addressed', says TD

Jun 12th 2012, 12:56 PM 8,521 Views 47 Comments

Plus, the mixed reaction from Sixth Years on Twitter.

# maths - Friday 1 June, 2012

Fewer students to sit this year's Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Fewer students to sit this year's Leaving Cert

Jun 1st 2012, 10:46 AM 4,810 Views 8 Comments

Over 50,000 students, 13 days, 3.1 million exam papers, 105 subjects. Shudder.

# maths - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Bonus points luring students back to higher level maths
# Project Maths
# Project Maths

Bonus points luring students back to higher level maths

May 30th 2012, 11:16 AM 2,419 Views 19 Comments

An extra 25 points for sitting honours mathematics has led to near-record numbers registering for the paper this year.

# maths - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Can't get harder than this: Sudoku puzzles must have 17 clues
# Groundbreaking
From The Daily Edge
# Groundbreaking

Can't get harder than this: Sudoku puzzles must have 17 clues

Jan 10th 2012, 2:39 PM 11,026 Views 20 Comments

It was a Dublin mathematician who finally solved this quandary. Yay!

# maths - Monday 17 October, 2011

Events add up to whole lot of fun for Maths Week
# Mathemagic
# Mathemagic

Events add up to whole lot of fun for Maths Week

Oct 17th 2011, 10:59 AM 656 Views 3 Comments

More than 100,000 people are taking part in Maths Week, which runs until 22 October and aims to show how beneficial maths is to all areas of life.

# maths - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

# maths - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

In numbers: how Ireland's students fared in Leaving Cert 2011
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

In numbers: how Ireland's students fared in Leaving Cert 2011

Aug 17th 2011, 3:59 PM 12,374 Views 13 Comments

Which subjects had the best pass rates? Which had the fewest taking higher level? We’ve crunched the numbers to find out.

Calls for reform of Leaving Cert and third level funding following results
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Calls for reform of Leaving Cert and third level funding following results

Aug 17th 2011, 11:31 AM 1,727 Views 19 Comments

Business and student groups have been reacting to the exam results out today.