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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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Transition Year – A Golden Opportunity

According to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, the first year of the three year senior cycle, namely the optional Transition Year for those 75% of schools nationally who avail of it, is designed primarily to bridge the Junior and Leaving Certificate Programmes in an examination free environment facilitating the personal growth and maturity of its participants while affording…

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Mathletes Reunion August 2014

Connemara Maths Academy were honoured to host the Mathletes Ireland First Reunion on Saturday 16th August 2014. Mathletes arrived at 9.30 for registration and at 10am were taking on their first challenge with the weather holding up and the rain staying away for the whole day!. This challenge involved all Mathletes forming a perfect circle and with their mobile devices…

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Connemara Maths Academy to host Mathletes Ireland Alumni Event August 16th 2014

  Connemara Maths Academy is proud to announce it will host the first Mathletes Ireland Challenge Alumni 2014 event this August on Saturday 16th. Over 100 Mathletes from all over Ireland will be arriving for a one day event packed with adventure activities, creative technology and mathematics workshops which will include 3D Animation and Film production. Further details will be posted on the…

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Day 3 Kylemore Abbey Summer Camp

This morning was again warm and sunny at Kylemore Abbey and students were up early for another packed day as the mist lifted over the mountains.   3D Animation and Film workshops were on the menu for the morning…   The highlight of the morning was Luke’s declaration that he had learned more maths in Aidan’s workshop that he had…

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Day 2 Kylemore Abbey Summer School

Students were again greeted with beautiful warm sunshine this morning.   Breakfast was served at 8 in the Library.   Our amazing hosts, Sister Máire and the Benedictine nuns at Kylemore Abbey have been incredible, continuing their great tradition of education. Josie, who looks after all of us, from students to staff here at the Abbey, had the library looking…

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Day 1 Kylemore Abbey Summer Camp 2014

Connemara Maths Academy students woke up to the stunning vista of Kylemore Abbey under a blue sky and endless sunshine as temperatures rose into the 20s. What a start to the summer camp! This photo was taken from the office porch as students were getting ready for breakfast. Students started their first day with the Killary Turf Challenge which was…

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Just In! Time Travels Fastest in May!

Time is estimated to be travelling faster in May than in April according to a new study and June is set to slow right down to a standstill unless collective action is taken. This can largely be attributed to the school term ending and the days getting longer. Everyone is affected. The long Irish summer is only around the corner…

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All Ireland Hurling Championship – Who's going to win?

  Galway are given an almost 13% chance of claiming the All Ireland this year 2014 and their chances are almost doubled for the Leinster scalp at 23%. As many people see it, Galway are unbeatable when playing at their best and their best depends on some key players to perform. When the brilliant Tannion plays well, Galway play well…

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