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Mathematics provides an effective way of building mental discipline, encourages logical reasoning and mental rigor and helps us to think analytically, which are all essential skills and they help us to solve problems and look for solutions.  In addition, mathematical knowledge plays a crucial role in understanding the contents of other school subjects such as science, social studies, and even music and art.

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Members of the Maths Department:

The Mathematics Department consists of a dedicated, enthusiastic and caring team of teachers who actively promote the enjoyment of Mathematics. Our members include:

  • A Gallagher
  • G Lyons
  • M Donohoe
  • S Lynch
  • F McKiernan


Subject Overview

In the Maths Department of Largy College each teacher aims to provide opportunities for all pupils to:

  • Develop the mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding needed for continuing education, for life and for work.
  • Teach mathematics in contexts that allow learners to see connections within mathematic and its application to real life
  • Support the development of literacy and numeracy skills
  • Develop the skills of dealing with mathematical concepts in context and applications, as well as in solving problems
  • Foster a positive attitude to mathematics in the learner and achieve their full potential

Junior Cycle Curriculum

The current Junior cycle strands include:

  • Number
  • Geometry & Trigonometry
  • Algebra & Function
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Unifying

The new programme for Junior Cycle Mathematics commenced in September 2018. This consists of all the previous strand with an additional unifying strand. In second year students complete their first classroom based assessment on a Mathematical investigation and in third year students will complete a classroom based assessment on a Statistical Investigation. The terminal examination paper will be examined at higher and ordinary level.

 Senior Cycle Curriculum

Leaving Certificate Mathematics is provided at three levels: Higher, Ordinary and Foundation, with a separate syllabus for each level. The higher level paper carries an extra 25 points if students achieve a H6 or above in this examination paper.

The Senior cycle strands include:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Geometry and Trigonometry
  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Functions

Career opportunities in Mathematics

Statistician, Actuary, Chartered Accountant, Financial risk analyst, Secondary school teacher, Higher education lecturer, Data analyst, Investment analyst, Research scientist, Corporate investment banker, Systems developer and engineer.

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