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  • Supermarket Maths: Knitting

    This week’s supermarket maths goes knitting. Here are a few questions that you might use. Check out the two offers on wool below and find out which one is the best value in terms of “yardage.” Estimate how much it would cost to knit your own pair of socks. What combinations of boxes could you […]

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  • Supermarket Maths: Steak

    This week’s supermarket maths is all about steaks and simply asks which package of steak offers the best value per kilogram. As a little bonus, we have a second question underneath based on time. You have five different ways of cooking steaks below. How many combinations of steaks could you cook in an hour?  

  • A Look at the Action Plan for Education

    The Action Plan for Education was published today by Minister Richard Bruton. The government aims for Ireland to have the best education and training system in Europe by 2026. Given that the government has spent the last 10 years tearing the education system apart through budgetary cuts, I’m not entirely sure how they are going […]

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  • Two Line Tuesday: Sex Education

    According to a recent study, (see here), students feel that Sex Education is negative, out of touch and gendered. With over 90% of schools in Ireland forced to teach sex education from a negative, out of touch and gendered point of view, (see here), it’s hardly surprising.

  • Review: The School Directory

    The School Directory is a new service for schools to search for and find substitute teachers and SNAs. It enters a market where text-a-sub is king and the INTO Sub Search is not far behind it and both of them are completely free to teachers and schools. Text-a-sub from IPPN allows schools to ask for […]

  • Teddy Bears’ Picnic Playlist

    Are you having a Teddy Bears’ Picnic in your school? Here’s a little playlist for the background. It mainly contains children’s songs and a couple of pop songs.

  • Supermarket Maths: Pots, Pans and Capacity

    Lidl provides us with this week’s Supermarket Maths Problem. We have a load of pots and casserole dishes at various different prices and various different volumes. With that in mind, which pot offers the best value for money per litre? You might also spot the tea towels at the bottom left, which begs the question of […]

  • Roald Dahl Playlist

    “Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.” So says the song in Matilda, one of the many adaptations of Roald Dahl’s works. This playlist has sample songs from films and musicals that have been adapted from Roald Dahl’s novels – perfect for 13th September, which is Roald Dahl Day!

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