Eamonn Toland

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Leaving Cert maths paper 2 took place today. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The second higher-level maths paper was more challenging for students than paper one, with another surprising no-show for financial maths on both the (...)

Students and teachers have reacted positively to both the higher and ordinary level maths exams. Photograph: iStock

Students and teachers have reacted positively to both the higher and ordinary level maths exams, despite some surprise that financial maths did not ap(...)

Research in behavioural psychology suggests sharing and collaboration are instinctive from an early age. Photograph: Getty

Are humans naturally inclined towards cruelty or kindness? The question has perplexed philosophers and scientists for centuries. The Chinese thi(...)

The second higher-level maths paper was tougher than Friday’s Paper One, teachers have said. “Students would have been far less happy leaving this pa(...)

This year’s higher-level maths paper was said to be demanding. File photograph: iStock

The second of this year’s higher-level maths papers was very demanding, with some especially tough parts and a nasty surprise, according to teachers. (...)

Question 11 was one for the Harry Potter fans and involved a complex geometric construction to create a Horcrux symbol.  File photograph: Warner Bros/Reuters/Handout

Harry Potter fans were spellbound by a challenging question, which asked students to construct the Horcrux symbol -  better known as the “sign of(...)

The Junior Certificate higher-level maths paper 1 differed somewhat from previous years with in-depth explanations and questions based on multiple ‘re(...)

Lack of predictability in some questions welcomed. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Students faced a very challenging higher level maths paper which many found difficult to complete in the available time. Eamonn Toland, founder of T(...)

The  claim that the arrival of the State Examinations automatically coincides with a spell of good weather for the rest of the country has been well and truly dispelled this year. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

1. The sun gods spare our students... for now Every year, Ireland puts another cohort of (mostly) young people and their families through the deeply (...)

Junior Cert maths is too simple and is failing to prepare students for the challenges of Leaving Cert, according to John Brennan, a teacher at the Ballinteer Institute in Dublin.

Junior Cert maths is too simple and is failing to prepare students for the challenges of Leaving Cert, according to John Brennan, a teacher at the Bal(...)

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