MATHS COUNTS FOR COLÁISTE ÉAMANN RÍS
Modern teaching methodologies form a key part of the education offered in Coláiste Éamann Rís. During early 2018, the school participated in the PDST National Initiative called ‘Lesson Study’. A team of staff led by Mr. Walton and Ms. Hickey, in conjunction with Ms. Cronin from Holy Family Secondary School in Newbridge, developed an interactive mathematics lesson based on the fundamental principles of structured problem solving.
Following quality research by the staff and students, a group of 2nd and 3rd year students from Coláiste Éamann Rís, were chosen from over 250 schools to be the showcase at the National Maths Counts Conference. In early May, the students were taught live by Mr. Walton in front of a swarmed lecture hall in the O’Brien Centre in UCD. The audience included international guests such as expert Professor Tad Watanabe from Kennesaw State University. The intelligence, confidence and character of the students shone brightly throughout the lesson and they gained immense recognition from the many teachers, lecturers and mathematical experts in attendance.
Well done to all involved in this positive research initiative and experience for Coláiste Éamann Rís.