Day 5 Glenstal Abbey Summer camp July 10th – 17th 2016

  The world of coding, making video games and creating music using circuits was the offering this morning with Film workshops added in. Apparently one group are going to make some sort of music video tomorrow….watch this space! Lake swimming, rounders, maths workshops, more Chuck challenges including a microscopic camera examining patterns in nature. We also created a virtual reality…

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Day 4 Glenstal Abbey Summer Camp July 10th – 17th 2016

The day started with beautiful clear blue skies and a very warm sun shining over a stunning Glenstal Abbey and everyone got ready for maths workshops, rounders, Music Technology in the morning sessions followed by a hike to the waterfall after another fabulous lunch. After everyone got back to the Abbey it was Chuck’s turn to go completely Chemical with a…

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Day 6 at Kylemore Abbey Summer Camp 2016

We all woke up to the news that the UK had voted to leave the EU. There was a stunned silence in the common room as we caught up with the BBC news. Our students from Belgium, Italy, France, Ukraine, Italy, Poland, UK and Ireland were all in agreement that something insane had just happened but life goes on and we…

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Day 5 at Kylemore Abbey Summer Camp 2016

After Ireland’s wonderful victory last night against Italy, what better way to celebrate than making some home made beats in Music Technology with Conan which was another thoroughly enjoyable workshop. Students explored frequencies and filters which they’ll look at again later with Mark and Caoimhe in the maths workshops. Here are a sample of the sound tracks students created… Sailing followed…

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Day 3 at Kylemore Abbey Summer Camp 2016

A bright enough start to the day, first up was using Boolean Logic and programming algorithms to control the robots students had built and ready to take part in the War of the Robots! Some very competitive stuff going on… After a hectic battle we retired to the dining room for lunch and then on to Mark’s brilliant Maths Workshops…

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6 Nations Third Round – What are the chances?

Third Round The table currently looks like this: We’re heading into the third round this weekend with Scotland taking on Italy. Italy have been given their best chance of a victory so far, albeit with a 20% chance against Scotland’s overwhelming chances of 85%. Scotland are playing well and have been unfortunate not to have fared better. Italy look like contenders…

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6 Nations Second Round – What are the Chances?

  After the first round the picture of England being the strongest looking team, as we mentioned in our previous blog, is emerging. But before we get into the chances, a big shout out to Robbie Henshaw who was absolutely brilliant on Saturday! What a credit to Connacht Rugby he is. There were many great performances including O’Donnell who was superb…

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6 Nations 2015 – What Are The Chances?

  Championship Outright Winners This year’s much anticipated Six Nations Championship kicks off this Friday with Wales taking on England. If last week’s performance from the Saxons is any indication of what we can expect, England are looking very strong. In fact the bookies are giving England and Ireland similar odds to win the competition outright. England have an implied probability…

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Brilliant New Science Teacher Joins CMA!

Connemara Maths Academy at the request of parents have now introduced Science onto the curriculum and we are proud and honoured to have award winning and vastly experienced teacher Chuck Delpier on the team. Junior Certificate students can now avail of maths and science on all our courses. Offering Science is the next logical step for CMA and we are looking…

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Fear of Maths – Early Detection is Key

    When overcoming a fear of maths early detection is key. Identifying misunderstood concepts as early as possible is absolutely crucial in ensuring a successful and enjoyable learning experience. The sooner such concepts are detected the better chance students have of making a complete and speedy mathematical ‘recovery’. Rote learning was usually the answer for the vast majority of students and this is how…

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