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Question of the Week – Maths Week!

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It’s Maths Week in St. Kevin’s and this week’s ‘Question of the Week’ will have you scratching your heads trying to figure it out!

We are asking you to look carefully at the pictures and sums above. Each picture stands for a special number and you can only discover them by using the sum!

This week, we’re looking for the first person with the correct answer to the final sum. The lucky winner will earn themselves a homework pass! Think carefully and post your answer in the comments below. Good luck everyone!

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Ceist na Seachtaine – Seachtain na Matamaitice

Beidh Seachtain na Matamaitice ar siúl i Scoil Chaoimhín an tseachtain seo agus tá comórtas ar siúl! An bhfuil agatsa cad iad na focail sin as Gaeilge?

‘Number’

‘Circle’

‘Addition’

‘Subtraction’

Cuir síos do fhreagraí sna tuairimí. Caithfidh na freagraí a bheith as Gaeilge agus gheobhaidh tú pás obair bhaile má tá na freagraí ceart agus tusa an chéad duine! Bainigí úsáíd as foclóir má tá cabhair ag teastáil uaibh.

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Maths Week will be taking place in St. Kevin’s this week and there is a competition! Do you know what these words are in Irish?

‘Number’

‘Circle’

‘Addition’

‘Subtraction’

Write your answers in the comments. The answers must be in Irish and you will get a homework pass if you are the first person with the correct answers! Use a dictionary if you need to.

Question of the Week – ‘Puzzling numbers!’

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Calling all Maths cowgirls and cowboys! This week’s ‘Question of the Week’ will have you scratching your heads (and hats!) trying to figure it out!

We are asking you to look carefully at the pictures and sums above. Each picture stands for a special number and you can only discover them by using the sum!

This week, we’re looking for the first person with the correct answer to the final sum. The lucky winner will earn themselves a homework pass! Think carefully and post your answer in the comments below. The correct answer and lucky winner will be revealed on Friday 21st October. Good luck everyone!

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Environmental Awareness in Room 8

Mr. Sheekey’s 1st Class have been learning about how to take care of our environment. We learned about how to ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’. We used construction toys and then recycled materials to create pieces of Art. Some of us recreated famous constructions like the Taj Mahal, the Statue of Liberty and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. We also created robots, monsters and many other unusual objects! We used lots of different 3d shapes like cylinders, cubes, cuboids and spheres to make our creations look interesting and to help them to balance.

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We also worked together to make posters reminding people in St. Kevin’s to take care of our environment.

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Stretchy Sock Scientists! – 2nd class

After receiving a letter from a local sports shop, Mr. McCarthy’s and Ms. Dorman’s 2nd classes were set with the task of finding the stretchiest material for new sports socks. We decided to test wool, nylon, cotton and a mix of both cotton and wool. Each sock was measured and, after attaching them to a hook, a weight was placed in each one so that the socks stretched.

It was particularly important that we created a fair test, so we carefully weighed stones, placed the same weight in each sock and hung them from the same height. Once the socks had stretched, we measured their new lengths and after some subtraction calculations, we discovered that nylon was the stretchiest material, with cotton as a close second. Finally, we charted our results on block charts.

Have a look at our video to see our time as stretchy sock scientists!

Countdown

countdownWelcome back boys & girls to St. Kevin’s ‘Countdown’. Where each week you will be challenged to find the sum for a given number.

Congrats to Carla Keenan who solved Countdown this week .  Carla will be presented with a ‘Countdown Certificate’ at the next assembly.

Please see below for this week’s challenge…

Your numbers are 75  8  10  2  3  100

TARGET NUMBER  178

You have until 1 o’clock on Thursday  5th of March to enter. (Entering after this time means that your comment may not get posted)

St. Kevin’s Countdown

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Welcome boys & girls to St. Kevin’s ‘Countdown’. Each week you will be challenged to find the sum for a given number.

Whoever, the student who got it right first will be announced at the monthly Assembly and presented with a ‘Countdown Certificate’. Please see below for this week’s challenge…

Your numbers are 75, 50, 8 ,1, 2 ,9

TARGET NUMBER 270

You have until 1 o’clock on Thursday the 29th to enter. (Entering after this time means that your comment may not get posted).