Maths Success 2016-17

Based on the results of Round 1 of The Irish Maths Olympiad the following girls have received letters inviting them to attend Maths Enrichment classes in UCD: Síofra Kelly, Nancy Wang, Sarah Tierney, Nessa Lyons, Emma Byrne, Aifric Kelly, Ruth Colbert, Alannah Mc Ginley, Joanne Mc Kane, Aisling Boyle, Emma Ormonde, Sarah Snee, Susan Salinska, Louise Chan, Sarah Darcy and Katie Nolan. Well done to all who took part! The first four girls on the list scored an amazing 6 out of 6!

We also give a special mention to Meadhbh Keating, 2nd year, who sat this contest. Although it is recommended for senior cycle students, Meadhbh competed so that Mrs Arthurs could see how a Junior Cycle student would perform. She scored a brilliant 3 out of 6. (Thank you, Meadhbh! DA)

Maths Week Activities: 17–21 October 2016
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd years were invited to the Maths circle on Monday, 17 October. This circle will continue on Mondays at lunchtime, as there was so much enthusiasm.
  • Tarsia on first chapter in Algebra, for 5th years, was available from Ms Guinan.
  • The Maths competition, Prism, was held in Ms Arthurs’ room on Thursday, 20 October.
  • 4th years who wished to investigate the theory that the length of a river can be measured using pi, talked to Ms Guinan.
  • All years were allowed to use the trihexaflexagon template and instructions for one period of Maths this week.
Maths Week 2016






  • Images 1 and 2: 1st years made the net of a cube.
  • Images 3, 4, 5 and 6: Students taking part in the prism competition
  • Images 7, 8, 9 and 10: 3rd year students using a clinometer to measure the angle of elevation between the ground and the top of the basketball court.