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:
Junior Infant play activities for the week were based on Maths.
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.
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.
Classes from 1st to 6th followed a puzzle trail and tried to solve as many puzzles as they could.
The verdict afterwards was “…that it was hard but fun!”
First Class did a Number Hunt throughout the school and illustrated their findings on a display board .
Ms. McNicholas Senior Infants and First Class looked at pattern in art.
They learned about the famous Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky.
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.
Third Class learned about lines and angles as they discovered the work of artist Pier Mondrian.
They made their own display on Lines and Angles based on the artist’s work.
Fourth Class explored shape pattern and how shapes tessellate.
They also plotted cardinal points of the compass in the school yard with chalk.
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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