Junior Cycle Mathematics focuses on improving students’ mathematical experience in the classroom and on developing skills for life, work and further study through the five inter-connected strands: Statistics and probability, Geometry and trigonometry, Number, Algebra and Functions. (NCCA Website)
What will I learn in Mathematics?
Some of the things you will learn include:
• number systems
• functions and graphs
• applied arithmetic
There are also 2 Maths CBAs (Classroom Based Assessments) and an Assessment Task to be completed. These are part of the new Junior Cycle and are completed in 2nd and 3rd Year.
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Is learning Mathematics anything like what I did in primary school?
You will already have learned about numbers, algebra, shapes and space, measures and data in mathematics in primary school. Junior Cycle Mathematics aims to build on this. Your Mathematics teachers will use practical work and real-life materials in your classroom. Students will take part in investigations and project work. This is similar to the way you learnt Mathematics in primary school.
Will Mathematics have anything to do with other subjects I will be studying? You will find links with several subjects, such as Science, Geography, Business and the technology subjects, where a good knowledge of mathematics will be of great value to you in working out equations, distances, calculations and formulae.
How will Mathematics be useful to me?
Studying mathematics prepares you for business calculations, for handling your money sensibly and for courses in sciences, engineering and technology. You should see mathematics as an opportunity to strengthen your thinking skills
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