Maths Initiatives

Ready Steady Maths Programme

We are continuing our interactive exciting Ready Set Go Maths Programme in Junior & Senior Infants. All the pupils are thoroughly enjoying exploring concrete maths equipment while discussing their findings. The classroom is divided into four different stations with different teachers as they guide the pupils to explore different mathematical concepts. This programme helps the children experience a sense of pleasure in mathematics that comes from solving puzzles and problems. Under the guidance of the teachers, the children’s curiosity is stimulated by formulating questions and investigating mathematical situations. Children get the opportunity to explore in small group activities that draw on mathematical skills and concepts. They can experiment with pattern and discover relationships.

Mata Sa Rang

Scoil Bhríde is delighted to implement Mata sa Rang in first and second class. All the pupils are very enthusiastic as they explore all aspects of numbers while discussing different strategies for solving mathematical problems. This is a classroom-based early intervention programme aimed at raising children’s competency in the various aspects of the number strand.

It offers a unique approach to extending children’s number knowledge, understanding and strategies.

By using the strategies of Mata sa Rang, children learn through the use of concrete materials and simple games. They are encouraged to think hard, discuss and solve problems. The programme is focused towards children in first and second classes. .