One step closer to Education system’s ‘Eureka’ moment?

Posted in Teaching on August 14th, 2013 by steve

“… So what do the results show? Well, let’s start with the good news. In Maths, the number of students taking higher level is up considerably. In response to the introduction of 25 bonus points for opting for the higher paper, the numbers taking it have increased dramatically, up 58% over the past two years …” (more)

[Will Goodbody, RTÉ News Business Blog, 14 August]

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Council to consider Project Maths syllabus concerns

Posted in Teaching on February 22nd, 2013 by steve

“The body which designed the Project Maths syllabus says it will take on board the concerns of teachers about its length and suitability. In a report to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), the Irish Maths Teachers Association (IMTA) raised difficulties with the course …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 22 February]

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Teachers say maths syllabus too difficult

Posted in Teaching on February 21st, 2013 by steve

“Maths teachers say the Project Maths syllabus is too long to cover in class and exams could be penalising students with literacy difficulties. They also fear that students whose schools can schedule additional maths classes could gain an advantage over others …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 21 February]

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Teachers see surge in students studying higher-level maths

Posted in Teaching on September 18th, 2012 by steve

“Maths teachers are witnessing a huge increase in the numbers of fifth-year students opting for the subject at higher level …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 18 September]

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New maths syllabus not adding up

Posted in Teaching on August 9th, 2012 by steve

“Calls for a new approach to the controversial Project Maths came last night after a survey found that more than half of teachers believe the new syllabus – at least on its own – will not improve results …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 9 August]

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Teachers: Project Maths alone won’t improve results

Posted in Teaching on August 9th, 2012 by steve

“More than half of maths teachers are not convinced that the Project Maths system alone will improve exam results, a survey of 253 members of the Irish Maths Teachers’ Association finds. Dominic Guinan, the group’s chairman, said he was not discouraged by the figures, considering the scheme was in its early years …” (more)

[Ed Carty, Irish Examiner, 9 August]

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