Transition Year Mathematics


A recent report from the ERC entitled 'Mathematics in Transition Year: Insights of Teachers from PISA 2012' came up with some interesting findings and recommendations. Some of the recommendations included are as follows:


In teaching mathematics in Transition Year, schools and teachers should focus on increasing student engagement with mathematics, and building confidence in students’ mathematical abilities.  Mathematics teaching should introduce students to careers in mathematics, and inform them about the mathematics requirements and content of third-level courses. The use of mixed-ability mathematics classes should be promoted further in Transition Year. Transition Year may provide an opportunity to consolidate the mathematical knowledge and skills learned during the junior cycle, and to develop these in a manner that would act as a useful bridge to the new Leaving Certificate course.


Click here to view suggested ideas and strategies for Transition Year Mathematics that attempt to address some of the recommendations of the ERC report.