Tag Archives: Maths

Maths Week Quizzes

We had two Math Quizzes in the hall on Thursday as part of Maths Week.  The teams were all mixed, with children from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th all being on teams together.  Ms Geraghty, Ms Donnellan, Ms Ferguson and Mr Brown’s classes took part in the first quiz. Ms Carmody, Ms Walsh, Ms McNicholas and Ms McMahon’s classes took part in the second quiz. Everyone had a great time!

The winners of the first quiz – a draw!

The winners of the second quiz.

Maths Week – Jokes

Why was the number 6 afraid of the number 7? (Because 7 ate 9)

Why was the snake so good at math? (He was an Adder!)

How do you make 7 even? (Take away the s!)

Why didn’t the quarter roll down the hill with the nickel? (Because it had more cents.)

What shape is like a lost parrot? (A polygon!)

What becomes smaller when you turn it upside down? (The number 9)

Probability and Chance

How likely are you to win the Lotto? Although we would LOVE to say it is a definite chance, we all know that it is very unlikely. Possible – but unlikely!!

This week we were learning about the probability of certain outcomes. For example: What is the chance of rolling an odd/even number on a dice? That’s right, there is an equal chance!

We played lots of probability games like spinning a spinner and landing on different animals, flipping coins, choosing different coloured marbles out of a mystery bag. It was great fun!

Have a look at some of our photos!

Money makes the world go round!

This week, we have been doing money for maths. We worked with a partner in a fun shop keeper game where we made up prices for different items and had to buy them from or sell them to our partner! We had to calculate the total cost of items but most importantly… We had to make sure we received the correct change out of our spending money! We had great fun (but secretly wishing the money was real!)


By Jamie Mc Guffin-Grehan

Maths can actually be fun!

Today, Miss O’Regan taught us how to play a card game. We called it Blackjack Decimal Maths.

We drew a table in our copy with headings for hundreds, tens, units, tenths, hundredths and thousandths. We took out all the kings, queens, jokers, jacks and tens from the pack and then we had to pick a card. An ace counted as one. We had to write the number of the card in the section we thought would give us the biggest number. Once you wrote the number in, you couldn’t move it around. The person who got the biggest number at the table got one point. If you made the highest number possible, you got two points.

It was really fun! We recommend it!

Math Games

Math Games were very fun. We did lots of games, and we played a math game on the computer. It was very difficult. You got a problem and you have to answer it. We also got a sheet with two boxes. One was yes and one was no. You tick yes if you got it right and no if you got it wrong. We played another math game. We played Pie in the Sky. It was a fraction game. You pick a fraction and place it on the board. We also played Toss and Think. You roll three dice and add them all up, and then you place a counter on that number. We played Pizza Fractions. It was another fraction game were you pick a fraction and place it on a pizza that matches. Football multiplication was next and it was the best. You roll two die and multiply them. If the answer is next to your counter you may move there. We then played Snakes and ladders. It was just like normal snakes and ladders, except it was a fireman with hoses and ladders in a big building on fire. We enjoyed playing Maths games. By Cathal and Tobi

By Cathal
And Tobi
From Ms Sullivan’s Class.


All about shapes

We have been learning all about 2-D and 3-D shapes. We learned the names and properties of different types of shapes and looked for examples of them in our classroom and at home. We used lollipop sticks, matchsticks and plasticine to make different shapes and shape puzzles. We also had great fun making pictures using tangrams and shape art.

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