In Mathematics, you will develop your problem-solving skills and your ability to present logical arguments.You will be better able to use what you learned in Mathematics in real life situations in everyday life and work.
Some of the things you will learn include:
Some of the things you may do with your teacher and your classmates are:
Some other things that will help you learn in class are:
Some of the things you may do are:
Your teacher will let you know:
Other things you may do are:
Ordinary and Higher level students will sit two written exam papers each consisting of six questions. Foundation level students will sit one written exam paper consisting of six questions. You can take the exam at Higher,Ordinary or Foundation level.When the time comes to decide, your teacher will help you choose the level that suits you best.
You will already have learned about number, algebra, shape and space, measures and data in mathematics in primary school. Junior Certificate Mathematics aims to build on this. Many Junior Certificate Mathematics teachers use practical work and real-life materials in their classrooms. Students often take part in investigations and project work. This is similar to the way you learnt Mathematics in primary school.
You will find links with several subjects, such as Science,Geography, Business and the technology subjects, where a good knowledge of mathematics will be of great value to you in working out equations, distances, calculations and formulae.
Studying mathematics prepares you for business calculations,for handling your money sensibly and for courses in sciences, engineering and technology.You should see mathematics as an opportunity to strengthen your thinking skills.
In Leaving Certificate Mathematics, you will meet the same topics as you did in Junior Certificate, but to a greater depth, as well as some extra topics.
[Information sourced from ncca.ie]
For Maths at Junior Certificate level it is expected that you know the topics that appear in the paper.
Paper 1
Paper 1 at Higher level has 6 questions and all six must be attempted, the paper carries 300 marks, an equal amount of time should be spent on each question. Paper 1 generally consists of two questions on arithmetic, rationals, decimals and square roots, there are also two questions on Algebra and two questions on Quadratic equations.
Paper 2
Paper 2 at Higher level introduces the new project maths syllabus. The sample paper is available on www.examinations.ie. The paper has seventeen questions and covers strands 1 & 2 of the new project maths. Strands 1 and 2 cover probability and statistics and Geometry and trigonometry.
Strand 1 of project maths covers the following:
Strand 2 of project maths covers the following:
Strand 3 of project maths covers the following:
This new strand won’t be on the exam until 2014
Strand 4 of project maths covers the following:
More information on project maths can be obtained on http://projectmaths.ie