Mathematics

Members of Department

M Donohoe

M Jordan

J Killoran

S Lynch

G Lyons

F McKiernan

Aims

The Mathematics Department in Largy College consists of a dedicated, enthusiastic and caring team of teachers who actively promote the enjoyment of Mathematics. Each teacher aims to provide opportunities for all pupils to:

  • Develop the mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding needed for continuing education, for life and for work
  • Teach mathematics in contexts that allow learners to see connections within mathematics and its application to real life
  • Support the development of literacy and numeracy skills
  • Develop the skills of dealing with mathematical concepts in context and applications, as well as in solving problems
  • Foster a positive attitude to mathematics in the learner and achieve their full potential

Junior Cycle Curriculum

The current Junior Cycle strands include:

  • Statistics and probability
  • Geometry and Trigonometry
  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Functions

The new programme for Junior Cycle Mathematics will commence in September 2018. This will consist of the current strands and an additional unifying strand. In second year students of this new programme will complete their first classroom based assessment (CBA) on a Mathematical Investigation and in third year students will complete a classroom based assessment on a Statistical Investigation. The terminal examination paper will be examined at higher and ordinary level.

Senior Cycle Curriculum

Leaving Certificate Mathematics is provided at three levels: Higher, Ordinary and Foundation, with a separate syllabus for each level. The higher level paper carries an extra 25 points if a student achieves a H6 or above.

The Senior Cycle strands include:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Geometry and Trigonometry
  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Functions

Career Opportunities

Statistician, Actuary, Chartered Accountant, Financial risk analyst, Secondary school teacher, Higher education lecturer, Data analyst, Investment analyst, Research scientist (maths), Corporate investment banker, Systems developer and Engineer.