Madigan gets the nod…Leinster to Win

Should the game come down to conversions of tries, as we believe it will,  it’ll be the kicker who picks the optimal place to convert the try. So how should a player (without a measuring tape or protractor) choose which place to kick a conversion from? He can choose from anywhere along the red dotted line as shown here (having…

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Mathematics – The Philosophy of Educated Risk Takers

“Education should embrace more than formal learning”, John Lawlor, Chief Executive Office, Scouting Ireland, Irish Times, March 25th 2014. We agree wholeheartedly with Mr Lawlor’s assertions presented in the Irish Times yesterday that the changes proposed in the Junior Cycle afford great opportunities to students to enrich their post primary experiences and to achieve a balance between formal and informal…

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#King of Summer Camps Award

Connemara Maths Academy have just been awarded the Twitter #King Of Summer Camps in UK and Ireland! Thanks to everyone involved.   Early Booking Discounts Available.

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"You'll never walk alone"

Bill O’Herlihy and RTE can take solace from the fact that they are not alone. From the OECD (PIAAC) study in 2012, just over 25% of Irish adults score at or below Level 1 for numeracy compared to a 20% average across participating countries. While Bill’s contribution to the debate was hilarious, there is a very serious and expensive underlying…

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Why is the sky blue?

RESIDENTIAL SUMMER CAMPS 2018 For many a year scientists and poets alike pondered on why the sky was blue. Many thought that it was due to small droplets of water vapour in the atmosphere and indeed many still do. If the droplets of water vapour did indeed cause the blue colour we see, there would be more variation of sky…

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