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Maths Week 2014

St. Aidans NS took part in Maths Week Ireland from October 11-19th. Maths Week promotes a positive attitude towards maths and helps raise confidence and increase motivation among students.

Here is a sample of activities that we were involved in:

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Junior Infant play activities for the week were based on Maths.

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Sixth Class used pavement art to explore tessellating shapes and symmetrical shapes.

They also used computers to display results of class surveys in a variety of ways.

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 Fifth Class  learned about tangrams and produced Tangram Art. They took part in a challenge to find who was fastest at reassembling a tangram.

On Wednesday 15th Oct we held a Puzzle Day.

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 Classes from 1st to 6th followed a puzzle trail and tried to solve as many puzzles as they could.

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The verdict afterwards was “…that it was hard but fun!”

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First Class did a Number Hunt  throughout the school and illustrated their findings on a display board .

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Ms. McNicholas Senior Infants and First Class looked at pattern in art.

They learned about the famous Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky.

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They made their own paintings based on his famous work-Farbstudie Quadrate.

Second Class took used target boards and on-line maths games. They had paired maths games on Friday with 6th Class.

They also explored 2-d shapes during the week  and made Shape Pictures.

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Third Class learned about lines and angles as they discovered the work of artist Pier Mondrian.

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They made their own display on Lines and Angles based on the artist’s work.

Fourth Class explored shape pattern and how shapes tessellate.

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They also plotted cardinal points of the compass in the school yard with chalk.

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Senior Infants based their maths discussion on the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Can you guess what age Happy is !

Overall it was an enjoyable week. We feel we achieved our objective -to make Maths fun!!

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