Blog
Maths Week 2015

St. Aidans NS, along with schools all over the country, took part in Maths Week Ireland from October 12-16th. Maths Week Ireland promotes, awareness, appreciation and understanding of maths through a huge variety of events and activities.

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

IMG_2763

Second Class learned about mazes and tried designing their own mazes!

IMG_0599

Fifth Class explored 2-D shapes.

IMG_2870

Senior Infants discovered lots of maths in the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!

IMG_0643

Children from 3rd-6th Class took part in a challenge to build the tallest freestanding structure capable of supporting a marshmallow out of 20 sticks of spaghetti and 1m of masking tape. 8 pupils will be chosen to represent the school in a similar challenge at the MacWilliam Park Hotel on Wed 11th Nov  2015.

IMG_2799

Classes from 1st to 6th took part in a Puzzle Board Challenge.

IMG_0693

Winners were presented with prizes at our Hallowe’en School assembly.

IMG_2867

First Class went on a Shape Hunt.

IMG_2823

Children tried to find their way to the centre of this maze. It wasn’t as easy as it first looked!

IMG_2849

Second Class made this lovely display comparing heights in the class.

IMG_0658

6th Class explored tessellating shapes.

IMG_2868

1st Class made this number frieze.

We also ran a Maths Eyes competition for pupils from 3rd to 6th Class.Click here to see all entriesIMG_0698

Winners were presented with prizes at our Hallowe’en assembly.

Click here to see lots more photos

More photos on our blog under Classroom News