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Maths Week in full swing here at SPSL with a daily maths related riddle to be solved, with prizes for lots of right answers!!
TY Students researched Irish Mathematicians and presented their finding using PowerPoint to their fellow TY students.
The TY Maths Class also completed a module on Roman Numerals which took on a sporting element.

Junior Cycle Maths:

In Mathematics, you will develop your problem-solving skills and your ability to present logical arguments. You will be better able to use what you learn in Maths in real life situations in everyday life and work.

Second Year:

Pupils complete a classroom based assessment on a mathematical investigation of their choice. This will receive a written descriptor which will appear on their JCPA (Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement).

Third Year:

Pupils will complete an assessment task based on a statistical investigation. This accounts for 10% of their grade. They will sit a written exam in June which accounts for 90% of their final grade.

Junior Cycle Maths education has a role to play in overall literacy of students and in their mathematic literacy. “In the post-primary junior cycle, the study of maths contributes to a broad and balanced educational experience for students, extending their experiences at primary level. It is concerned with the development of mathematic literacy: The capacity to use mathematic knowledge, to identify questions and to draw evidence-based conclusions in order to understand and help make decisions about the natural world and the changes made to it through human activity and associated maths process skills, together with an appreciation of the impact that maths has on our lives and environment. In an era of rapid scientific and technological change the study of maths is fundamental to the development of the confidence required to deal with the opportunities and challenges that such change presents in a wide variety of personal and social contexts.”

What is the Mathematics Junior Cycle exam like?

Ordinary & Higher level students will sit a 2 hour written paper.

When the time comes your teacher will help you decide if you should take the Ordinary or Higher level paper.

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11 2023
School closed - No Students
17 2024
1st Year Retreat
01 2024
JCT Inservice for staff: NO STUDENTS
Our 1st year students were treated to a movie day on Friday to celebrate Halloween. Well done to our TY students for organising it. Happy midterm break to everyone!
TY & LCA groups went to Munster Driving campus in Mallow on Thursday where they practised their driving skills. Afterwards they went to the golf driving range. Thanks to Mr. Casey & Mr. Cronin who accompanied them.
Our Maths Department have been busy with activities to celebrate Maths Week. They ran a daily maths teaser and the winners for the week were - Ciarán Reeves, Jonatan Zajda, Nicole Schrockhaas and Adam Hobbs.
Our Leaving Cert students had an early start this morning to travel to the college Open Day at University of Limerick, Mary I and Technological University of Shannon Midwest with Ms. Dwyer & Ms. O' Riordan. We hope that everyone enjoyed this informat
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