What is project Maths?
What is project Maths ?
Project maths is being introduced to increase the numbers taking higher maths at Leaving cert. The project maths proponents “aims to provide for an enhanced student learning experience and greater levels of achievement for all. Much greater emphasis will be placed on student understanding of mathematical concepts, with increased use of contexts and applications that will enable students to relate mathematics to everyday experience”.
The reality is very different!
There are 24 schools and about 3000 students Schools trialling Project maths ,these students will sit their leaving cert Project maths in June 2010 the most important maths exam of their lives with no text books ,no past papers,no marking schemes .
Their teachers are frantically trying to get a course covered when the syllabus is still not finalised .
The project maths schools sat a trial leaving cert paper 2 on October 21st 2009,the results were promised before Christmas 2009 .As with all things undertaken by the project maths committee the results were delayed .The projects maths schools finally received the results of the trial paper 2 exam on the 10th of February 2010 nearly 2 months later than expected. To date many students in the project maths schools have not received their results .