Maths was the focus of teaching and learning recently in Presentation College. There were puzzles, special maths based activities and lots of discussion regarding the importance of maths in relation to the student’s lives and future careers There was lots of fun and excitement with the daily puzzles being read out during announcements and also shown on the display screen each day. For those readers who might like to try their hand at the puzzles – here they are: What is the smallest multiple of 9 with no odd digits? What is the next number in the sequence: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, .... In Dublin zoo there are ostriches, antelope, giraffes and zebra. There are 38 heads and 128 legs. How many ostriches are there? What is the last digit in 22999 ? and 2002 was a palindromic year. When is the next palindromic year? Congratulations to Jake Baker from Third Year who won the competition.
(Photo: Maths Building Blocks)