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Maths Counts conference highlights progress of Project Maths initiative

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 19/11/2013. Maths Counts conference highlights progress of Project Maths initiativeTags: Teachers News

An education sector conference called Maths Counts has been held at the National University of Ireland to underline the progress made so far by the Project Maths initiative.

Taking place at the Maynooth facility on November 15th and 16th, the conference was open to all post-primary teachers and showcased the achievements of both teachers and students in the 24 initial Project Maths schools over the last five years.

Project Maths offers professional development support to post-primary teachers of mathematics, including the facilitation of workshops and the provision of resources for teachers and students, modular courses in ICT and web-based support tools.  

A research report presented at the conference showed Project Maths is having a positive impact on student motivation and achievement, while noting that further efforts still need to be made.

Sean Sherlock, minister of state for research and innovation, said: "The fact that over 300 teachers of mathematics have registered for this conference is testament to the enthusiasm and professionalism of our teachers."

Written by Donal WalshADNFCR-2163-ID-801662197-ADNFCR


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