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# maths - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate

There has been a sharp rise in the number of students sitting Higher Level Maths – and the percentage of them getting the top grades.

# maths - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Column: Serious exam question mistakes have shaken students' confidence in the process

Errors in a Leaving Cert paper caused consternation back in June. Eamonn Toland of takes a look back at what happened, and outlines the steps that can be taken to prevent a repeat of the problem.

# maths - Monday 12 August, 2013

Report for Quinn on Leaving Cert Maths paper errors "nearing completion"

The minister had ordered that the SEC take the errors into account when marking the exam. Results are due out on Wednesday.

# maths - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Kids who do well on this test may have unrealised potential

Spatial intelligence not as prized by traditional academia as verbal and math scores – but it should be.

# maths - Friday 21 June, 2013

Quinn demands investigation into Leaving Cert Maths mistakes

The minister says the SEC has two jobs now: to ensure no student suffers as a result of the error, and to stop it recurring.

# maths - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Explainer: Here's the problem with the Leaving Cert honours maths paper

Warning: the following article contains trigonometry.

# maths - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Marking of Leaving Cert Maths papers 'will reflect time lost by students'

Science minister Sean Sherlock believes the State Examinations Commission will ensure no student loses out over the error.

# maths - Friday 7 June, 2013

If you can solve this maths sum, a Texas banker will give you one million dollars

Time to dig out that Leaving Cert maths book.

# maths - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

State exams in numbers: 13 days, 6,000 examiners and 38 million A4 pages

Some 3.1 million exam papers are sitting in boxes across the country right now.

# maths - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Column: The countdown to Project Maths is on – what should you expect?

This week the State exams begin and Leaving and Junior Certificate students are getting ready to tackle Project Maths. John Devlin has some tips for those worried about the new syllabus.

# maths - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

New fare calculator launched by Dublin Bus

How much to town, bus driver?

# maths - Sunday 27 January, 2013

17 equations that changed the course of humanity

Some you may remember from school, but some are lesser known ones – like one perfected by an Irishman which allowed for development of modern passenger jets.

# maths - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Irish fourth class pupils above average in reading, maths and science

Minister Ruairí Quinn welcomed the report but said science and maths teaching needs to be improved.

# maths - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Column: Is mathematical ability just something you’re born with?

A new method suggests anyone can excel with numbers – and nobody should count themselves out, writes Pamela Fitzgerald.

# maths - Sunday 7 October, 2012

From The42 Mmmm... It's the sporting sweets... sorry, tweets of the week Twittersphere This post contains images

Mmmm... It's the sporting sweets... sorry, tweets of the week

This week, Rob Kearney makes Cian Healy jealous, and Graeme McDowell fails at maths.

# maths - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge Mind = Blown Video of the Day Hexa What Now? This post contains videos

Mind = Blown Video of the Day

Happy Hexaflexagon Month to you and yours.

# maths - Friday 14 September, 2012

Junior Cert results: Girls outperform boys in 20 out of 23 subjects

Only the stereotypically male strongholds of Maths and Metalwork see boys have a higher proportion of A grades than girls.

# maths - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Irish pupils taught over twice as much religion as OECD average

A major new survey of developed nations shows the average Irish 7-year-old spends 10 per cent of their school time on religion.

# maths - Monday 20 August, 2012

Maths and IT courses see biggest surge in CAO points race

Mathematics and Physics at the University of Limerick saw the highest points surge – up by a whopping 145 points.

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CAO offers: the main points

STEM is the new acronym of the day, standing for the popular-again subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

# maths - Saturday 18 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge Here is the week's news... skewed Current Affairs

Here is the week's news... skewed

BREAKING via The Mire wire: The GAA dismisses reports of vajazzling – and the Mars Curiosity rover faces a hostile reaction from the natives.

# maths - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Which Leaving Cert subjects produce the most A grades?

Some subjects produced proportionally more top grades – while others had higher failure rates than most.

Almost 11,000 Leaving Cert students to benefit from bonus Maths points

The college points race begins in earnest on Monday – but already the bonus points project seems to be working.

# maths - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Over half of maths teachers believe Project Maths will not improve results

The Teacher’s Union of Ireland said the programme should be further rolled out and tested before a real judgement can be made.

# maths - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Leaving Cert maths problems 'must be addressed', says TD Education This post contains images

Leaving Cert maths problems 'must be addressed', says TD

Plus, the mixed reaction from Sixth Years on Twitter.

# maths - Friday 1 June, 2012

Fewer students to sit this year's Leaving Cert

Over 50,000 students, 13 days, 3.1 million exam papers, 105 subjects. Shudder.

# maths - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Bonus points luring students back to higher level maths

An extra 25 points for sitting honours mathematics has led to near-record numbers registering for the paper this year.

# maths - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Can't get harder than this: Sudoku puzzles must have 17 clues Groundbreaking

Can't get harder than this: Sudoku puzzles must have 17 clues

It was a Dublin mathematician who finally solved this quandary. Yay!

# maths - Monday 17 October, 2011

Events add up to whole lot of fun for Maths Week

More than 100,000 people are taking part in Maths Week, which runs until 22 October and aims to show how beneficial maths is to all areas of life.

# maths - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know by 9am: Results day for Junior Cert students, cabinet meets to discuss selling off state assets, and what Irish people are more likely to lie about than anyone else…

# maths - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

In numbers: how Ireland's students fared in Leaving Cert 2011

Which subjects had the best pass rates? Which had the fewest taking higher level? We’ve crunched the numbers to find out.

Calls for reform of Leaving Cert and third level funding following results

Business and student groups have been reacting to the exam results out today.

# maths - Thursday 28 July, 2011

High points: Science could be next to offer a bonus to Leaving Cert students

The education minister has said that offering extra Leaving Cert points to students who sit Science subjects is a possibility.

# maths - Monday 13 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Monday

All the day’s news, and the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Maths Paper 2 deemed to be "grand" after Paper 1 shocker

The Leaving Certificate honours Maths second paper has come as a relief to many after a “very difficult” paper 1.

# maths - Friday 10 June, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: New ministers from north and south of the border meet for the first time today; more protests on the way in Syria, and the unthinkable…a Father Ted rip off.

# maths - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock

# maths - Wednesday 6 October, 2010

NUI GALWAY has confirmed that it will introduce bonus points for Leaving Cert higher level mathematics – meaning that all seven of the Irish universities will be in favour of such an initiative being trialled. The scheme was proposed by education minister Mary Coughlan in the wake of this year’s Leaving Cert results, which showed that 4,000 students failed maths across all levels in 2010. UCC and NUIG had originally resisted the plan, but both have revised their opinions.

# maths - Tuesday 7 September, 2010

Are you one of the 40% with number trouble? Test Yourself This post contains a poll

Are you one of the 40% with number trouble? Exclusive

Take our quick quiz and see if you’re one of the two in five who has trouble solving basic maths problems.