Category Archives: Maths

St. Kevin’s Countdown


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


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

Maths Week- ‘Question of the Week’


This question is 1st and 2nd classes ‘Question of the Week.’

You create your own Where’s Wally game on a piece of paper. You want your friend to find Wally but they think you might be pulling a prank on them by not putting Wally on the paper at all.
How can you prove to your friend that Wally is on the paper without ruining it for them? The person who comes up with the best answer is the winner. Hurry up and get typing!

Maths Week- Question of the Week

maths week 2This question is 3rd and 4th classes ‘Question of the Week.’
Can you find four consecutive prime numbers that add up to 220 ?
A Prime Number can be divided evenly only by 1, or itself. And it must be a wholenumber greater than 1. Example: 5 can only be divided evenly by 1 or 5, so it is a prime number. But 6 can be divided evenly by 1, 2, 3 and 6 so it is NOT a prime number (it is a composite number).

Good Luck 3rd and 4th Class. The first correct answer is the winner. Other classes can answer the question but can’t win question of the week.

Maths Week

maths week

This week is maths week in Ireland and therefore we going be be asking different classes maths questions this week for the question of the week. The first student from the appropriate class to answer the question will win a night off written homework. All students can answer the questions, but the winner can only come from the selected classes.  Click on the lizard above and try out some of the activities on the maths week website and let us know which ones you tried and liked.