October 16

Puzzle No 5

Well done  to everyone who kept their Maths Eyes open this week. Maths really is EVERYWHERE!

The solution to yesterdays puzzle is Lucy is 8 years of Age. 

Well done to everyone who responded . The first correct response was from Kayleigh & Sean’s family so maith síbhse!!

One final question for Maths Week. This one nobody actually knows the answer to yet!!! But get your estimations in…. comment below.

What weight do you think Múinteoir Lisa’s baby will be?


October 16

Junior Room – Oct 12th -16th

We had alot of fun again this week. As well as many Maths activities for Maths week which included a Maths quiz -so much fun!, the children were also learning about the topic of Bia (food) as Gaeilge.

We have played cluichí cártaí in pairs  to practice ‘An maith leat___?’ ‘Is maith liom __?’ and ‘Ní maith liom___. It is fun for kids to reinforce these Gaeilge phrases at home and it normalises Irish as a language as opposed to a subject. So any opportunity you have, throw in the cúpla focal!

October 15

Puzzle No 4

Great enthusiasm this Maths week with all the responses we have received. Well done!

Have a go at this!

How old is Lucy?

Sarah is three times as old as Peter. Max is twice as old as Peter. Lucy is two years older than Max. Altogether their ages sum to 26 years. How old is Lucy?

Comment on this post to enter your answer.


Yesterday’s Answer

What a fabulous response to yesterday’s estimation task. We had multiple responses on the blog and even more in school today.

We had 2 winners with the correct answer of 74 teddies so congratulations Róna and Eileen. Maith síbhse!! Thank you to our 20 judges who counted aloud so carefully.

October 14

Puzzle no 3

Today’s Maths question is simply a prediction or estimation task.

How many teddies are in the lunch box?

All children have seen the actual size and are aware that the teddies vary in size. Just a bit of fun!

20 mini judges will count these out tomorrow morning and we will get back to you with an answer!

Comment below to enter an estimate.

Well done to everyone who worked on yesterday’s puzzle. It was a tricky one but we had 2 families with the correct answer which was 11weeks. The Rocket was half way to Mars at eleven weeks.

The 1st family with the correct answer was Aisling Cosgrove’s family and in 2nd place Ray, Alex and Chris Coyle’s family. Fair play to you all!

Correct answer or not , what is important is the discussion/arguments around the puzzle. Maths is all about language!!

October 13

Maths Week – Puzzle no 2

Space Mission

A rocket blasts off from Earth heading for Mars, getting faster as it travels. In fact, the rocket’s speed doubles every week that it’s in space. If the rocket lands on Mars in week 12, in which week was it halfway there?  Heads together everyone!!


Well done  to everyone who tried to work yesterday’s problem out. The first correct answer came from Ray, Alex and Chris Coyle’s family. Well done!!

Solution to Puzzle No 1


You can see that Amy (in the red jumper) will have a total of 3 handshakes: one with Liam, one with Samira and one with Luke.

Liam has already shaken hands with Amy so he will have two more handshakes: one with Samira and one with Luke.

Samira will have already shaken hands with Amy and Liam so she will only have one more handshake with Luke.

Luke, at this stage, will have shaken hands with everyone in the group.

There will be a total of six handshakes for four people.

October 12

Maths Week 2020


This week is Maths week. We ask all children to awaken their ‘Maths Eyes’  at school and at home and indeed everywhere they go.  Can you see things that are connected to Maths? Perhaps shapes, patterns, distances, times, schedules, symmetry , prices when shopping, capacity when pouring/filling, weight when baking …..the list goes on!

We will also post a puzzle on the blog for adults at home to work on . Comment below this post if you figure it out!  Answer will follow tomorrow with a new puzzle.

Puzzle no 1