The State Examinations Commission has adjusted its marking scheme for  Leaving Cert ordinary-level maths  after concerns were raised about one of this year’s papers. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The State Examinations Commission (SEC) has adjusted its marking scheme for one of the Leaving Cert ordinary-level mathematics papers after concerns w(...)

Students and teachers have responded positively to this year’s Junior Cert maths papers, which were sat by just under 60,000 students. John Brennan, a(...)

That wasn’t a soft breeze which stopped people in their tracks. It was a massive sigh of relief, breathed by over 30,000 apprehensive Leaving Cert (...)

Question 8, referring to an oil slick, was the most novel on the paper

Teachers and students have reacted with fury and upset to this year’s ordinary level maths paper, while those taking the higher level paper were gener(...)

Frances Fitzgerald: Sent back to her old job by the CSPE exam.

A mix of wordy and nonwordy questions were laid out for Junior Certs yesterday in the second year of a Maths Paper II exam drawn from the new Project (...)

With questions that drew real life into the maths exam, Project Maths is doing what it says on the tin: drug trials, unemployment and charity fundrais(...)

Eoghan O Ronain, Alex Browne and Eliza Van Veen   discuss the Leaving Cert maths paper after completing it at Coláiste Mhuire, Crosshaven, Co Cork, today.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

There was a collective sigh of relief as students across the country opened Mathematics Paper 1.While debate around the new Project Maths syllabus and(...)

Kieran Sheahan, Stephen Lyons, Gavin Crean, Eoin O’Connell, Daniel Leahy and Karl Horgan in Douglas Community School, Cork, after sitting the Leaving Cert maths paper. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

The first full paper of the contentious Project Maths syllabus, which focuses on real world maths applications, has received a positive response from (...)

Shane Byrne, Michael Cody, Paddy Doyle and Maurice Walsh of  St Kierna’s College, Kilkenny after the Civic, Social & Political Education exam. Photograph: Pat Moore.

Student-friendly, well presented, and with good topics and themes: all common descriptions of this year’s higher-level Junior Cert maths paper. The ex(...)