Elaine Devlin

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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(...)

Delegates at the ASTI conference in Killarney: The meeting heard claims that the union lacked a clear strategy. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

The Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI) took the extraordinary step of suspending its annual conference and meeting in private on Wednes(...)

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(...)