Maths Week Ireland
Lismullen N.S. has successfully taken part in Maths Week Ireland every October since 2010. Every year a packed programme of fun and engaging maths activities are organised for the children. Activities include the following:
- Daily Maths Puzzles
- Maths Games
- Lego Workshops
- Maths Eyes Competition
- Problem Solving
- Maths Trails
- Maths Art
Following engagement with the Department of Education’s School Self-Evaluation process, problem solving was identified as an area of improvement for maths in the school. This has led to a range of strategies being implemented by class teachers to develop the children’s thinking, problem solving & mathematical skills.
Science Week Ireland takes place in November each year. To mark the week a range of speakers are invited to present interesting & engaging science material to the children. Invited guests encourage active participation from the children in a range of science experiments.
Science & Maths Award
In recent years Lismullen N.S. was awarded a Discover Science & Maths Award from The Science Foundation Ireland for excellence in whole school science & maths engagement.
Hour of Code
The Hour of Code is a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, beginning with simple coding activities for children. The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2022 Computer Science Education Week takes place December 5th – 11th 2022. Opportunities to access coding activities nurture problem-solving skills, logic & creativity. The great news is you don’t have to wait until December to try coding. There are great free coding tutorials available now for children to try. The tutorials are self-guiding & include simple problem solving activities based on popular children’s hits: Minecraft, Star Wars, Frozen & Angry Birds to name a few. Go to https://code.org/learn to start coding now.