John Hooper Medal for Statistics Competition 2016
Last October Lauren O Grady, Rachel Bowler, Nessa McGarty received the top prize in the C.S.O. competition for their work on statistics. They were chosen as winners in this prestigious competition which saw over 300 entries nationally. Their project was titled: @The Early Birth Catches the worm”. Their statistical analysis concluded that: “Being born in the first half of the year has a significant effect on how successful you are in the areas of GAA and Athletics”.Another of our teams: Gerard Tansley, Colin McDaid, Hugo Wells received a merit award, one of only 13 merits nationally. Their project was about overfishing and its effect on our oceans our.
John Hooper Medal for Statistics Competition 2015
Our two teams who achieved merits in the Hohn hooper Medal for Statistics competition 2015 at the department of Education and Science in Dublin. Out of 400 entries nationally both of our teams placed in the top 15.
Senior Maths Quiz 2014
Team Math competition has been a long-running activity of the Irish Maths Teachers’ Association, with local rounds for many years and local and National Finals since 2005. Team Math is a table quiz for teams of up to 4 students from Leaving Cert year, with questions based on the leaving cert higher level syllabus. Regional Rounds were held on the evening of Friday January 31, 2014. Mercy Mounthawk had 2 teams representing the school on the night and claimed both 1st and 2nd place. The winning team members were Aine Daly, Michael Grimes Donal Mullins and Liam Gannon. The runner up team included Dylan Sheehy,Cormac Leen, Conor O Mahony and Brendan O Connor.
The winning team went forward to the National final which was held in NUI Galway on Saturday March 8, 2014. The team did brilliantly finishing joint second.
1st Tiernan Brosnan
2nd Paul Cassidy
3rd Laura Harty
4th Lucy O’Sullivan
5th Matus Lukco
The current Project Maths syllabi can be viewed at the links below:
- Early Intervention
In first year classes we have introduced an extra Maths enhancement period each week. This extra class is not taken by the students’ normal class teacher so as to allow time to step back from the day-to-day curriculum progression and instead to focus on numeracy skills and the promotion of a positive attitude towards Maths.
Over the last 3 years teacher in Mounthawk have been involved in the Learning Schools Project. This allowed for the development of skills and resources to actively engage with the needs of students. An example of the detailed work carried out by one of the teacher teams can be seen here.