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Collaborative Learning during Maths class at Celbridge Community School!  

Múinteoirí at Celbridge Community School encourage collaboration in the maths classroom by encouraging students to complete interactive class activities, to participate in class discussions, to peer assess classwork/home learning and to deliver class presentations.

Students learn to solve problems as a group and to work on their learning muscles of resilience, reciprocity, reflectiveness and resourcefulness. To facilitate this, all students sit in group settings, where group discussion during problem solving activities is encouraged.

Students are encouraged to explain their mathematical thinking and feel confident to share ideas with their peers.

Students are reminded that ‘anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new’- Albert Einstein.

Maths Curriculum:

Students develop their mental maths ability in 1st Year, with a strong focus on non-calculator work. As Mathematical literacy is also such an important part of the curriculum, students record all new ‘Keywords’ in their Maths Dictionary.

Assessment, both formative and summative, is essential in the Maths Classroom. Students complete daily Assessment for Learning activities, such as Kahoot!, ‘spot the mistakes,’ and KWL. Students complete chapter tests throughout the year to assess student progress on each topic and students also complete 3 ‘end of rotation’ exams.

Students retain all tests in a separate ‘target work copy’ which allows students to easily recognise areas of weakness and create suitable targets to improve. Students are asked to keep this copy throughout Junior Cycle.

1st Year Topics:


Natural Numbers


Rational Numbers

Decimals & Percentages

Applied Measure




Coordinate Geometry


2nd Year Topics:


Pythagoras’ Theorem


Synthetic Geometry

Transformations Geometry

Applied Arithmetic

Applied Measure



Co-ordinate Geometry



3rd Year Topics:

Advanced Trigonometry

Further Algebra

Further Sets


Further Synthetic Geometry

Further Statistics

Further Probability

Further Applied Measure