Mathematics
Overview
Mathematics enables the child to think and communicate quantitatively
and spatially, solve problems, recognise situations where mathematics
can be applied, and use appropriate technology to support such use.
The Mathematics Curriculum emphasises the development of the child’s
estimation skills and problem-solving skills using examples which are
relevant to the child’s experience. Discussion, hands-on experience
with materials, and active learning are encouraged from infants to sixth
class, and the importance of the development of mathematical language
in communicating ideas is also stressed. The development of numeracy
skills is central to the child's life both within and outside school.
These skills are also important for educational and personal success
in later life.
Mathematics Curriculum
The Mathematics Curriculum is for all children in the primary school
from junior infants to sixth class. Content is presented in two-year
blocks but with each class level clearly delineated. The Mathematics
Curriculum is presented in two distinct sections.
It includes a skills development section which describes the skills
that children should acquire as they develop mathematically. These skills
include:
- Applying and problem-solving
- Understanding and recalling
- Communicating and expressing
- Integrating and connecting
- Reasoning
- Implementing
- Understanding and recalling
It also includes a number of strands which outline content that is to
be included in the mathematics programme at each level. Each strand
includes a number of strand units. Depending on the class level, strands
can include
- Early mathematical activities
- Number
- Algebra
- Shape and space
- Measures
- Data
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