The week in education: From Maths Week to a programme for mini-magnates

Maths Week, from October 14th, has events, activities and brain-teasers aplenty

Math’s Week is one of the events taking places this week in the world of education. Photograph: iStock

Math’s Week is one of the events taking places this week in the world of education. Photograph: iStock

 

Maths week: Mary has twice as many brothers as sisters, while her brother John has twice as many sisters as brothers. How many children are in their family?

Stumped? The answer is on the Maths Week website. Maths Week gets under way on Saturday, October, 14th and runs until the 22nd). There are lots of events and activities taking place – and plenty of more brain-teasers.

mathsweek.ie

Press pass: This programme, aimed mainly at transition year, seeks to help students improve their literacy and critical-thinking skills, as well as to develop a deeper understanding of news media.

Participating schools receive free newspapers, lesson plans for teachers and a special workbook. Students are encouraged to analyse newspapers and create their own original journalism. The deadline to enter is October 26th.

presspass.ie

Junior entrepreneurs programme: This programme, the brainchild of Jerry Kennelly, is aimed at using the classroom to help nurture the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

It is launching again this academic year and is free of charge to fifth and sixth classes. The 12- to 16-week programme aims to help students develop business skills in collaboration with their classmates.

www.juniorentrepreneur.ie