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Mad about Mental Maths

The theme for our 2013/2014 student journals is numeracy. This year, students will find some maths and logic teasers in their journals. These are designed to challenge students, while developing their maths skills as they solve them. If they prove too difficult, don't worry – help is at hand. We have illustrated the methods to solve all of the problems. These step-by-step, colour-coded solutions clearly show how to solve each question; in some cases we even demonstrate two different ways to solve the same problem!

We also have a section on Mental Maths inside our student journals. This highlights the importance of being able to make quick calculations in your head and points students to an excellent resource we have put together. On our Mental Maths page you will find a collection of very useful videos which demonstrate some surprisingly easy maths tricks that make mental addition, subtraction and multiplication a breeze!

Mental Maths Videos
Mental Maths Videos

“Literacy and numeracy skills are crucial to a person’s ability to develop fully as an individual, to live a satisfying and rewarding life and to participate fully in our society. Ensuring that all young people acquire these skills is one of the greatest contributions that we can make to achieving social justice and equity in our country.” 
- Ruairí Quinn, TD Minister for Education and Skills