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19KEC507 Problems in Familiar & Unfamiliar Contexts 3 (Junior Cycle Maths Teachers)

A one-day course aimed at Junior Cycle Mathematics Teachers who wish to engage with the solving of problems in familiar and unfamiliar contexts, however the course would be of interest and benefit to Mathematics teachers at all levels. 

This is a follow up to Problems in Familiar and Unfamiliar Contexts 1 delivered in Kildare Education Centre on Saturday 14 October 2017 and Problems in Familiar and Unfamiliar Contexts 2 delivered in Kildare Education Centre on Saturday 24 February 2018.  

Attendance at either of these two courses is not a prerequisite for attendance at Problems in Familiar and Unfamiliar Contexts 3

 Venue:        Kildare Education Centre 

Date:            Saturday 12th October 2019 (9.30am-4.30pm) 

Presenter:   Tony Hayes

Section 4 of  “Specification for Junior Cycle Mathematics” makes reference to the fact the Mathematics Specification builds on students’ prior learning and focuses on developing increasingly sophisticated and refined mathematical understanding, fluency, reasoning, computational thinking and problem solving.

 The document goes on to state in Section 10 that “Students should be able to engage in tasks in which the solution is not immediately obvious, in familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

This one day course aims at providing teachers of Junior Cycle Mathematics with a bank of questions which will aid them in achieving this goal.

The questions provided: 

  • Range across the five strands of the Junior Certificate Syllabus.

  • Range across the three years of the Junior Certificate Cycle.

  • Allow students engage in tasks for which the solutions are not immediately obvious.

  • Are suitable for a wide range of abilities.

  • Can be scaffolded to cater for differentiated learning.

  • Can be solved by a variety of approaches and methods.

  • Link material from a number of strands.

  • Can be used to introduce and develop other concepts.

There will be ample opportunity for participants to engage with the material by working through examples and discussing the solutions and there will be full worked solutions to many of the examples.

A PDF version of the presentation will be made available to all participants via email on completion of the course.


Event Properties

Event Date 12-10-2019 9:30 am
Event End Date 12-10-2019 4:30 pm
Registration Start Date 29-08-2019
Capacity 25
Registered 27
Cut off date 11-10-2019
Individual Price Free
Speaker Tony Hayes
Number Hours 6
Location Kildare Education Centre
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  • Address:
    Friary Road, Kildare Town, Co Kildare,
  • Eircode:
    R51 KN66