Activities for schools
12 Days of Christmas Maths Puzzles


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Schools Registration for for 2017 now open 

Find your schoolWe had an amazing 256,000 students registered last year! Find your school on our map. 

Organise your own Maths Activities inSchool 

Developing Problem Solving in your classroomClick here to read about how best to develop problem solving with your pupils. 

PDST Problem Solving Workshops  
Target BoardsA fun and challenging interschool activity for primary schools Target boards are open for regsitration 


Get your pupils to use their Maths Eyes in this activity. With categories spanning primary and secondary schools  

PRoblemsolving for Irish Second level Mathematicians (PRISM) contest is the brainchild of NUI Galway mathematicians Dr. James Cruickshank and Dr. Rachel Quinlan, and aims to encourage students to take an interest in problemsolving from an early age. Each participating school will hold separate hourlong contests for preJunior Certificate and postJunior Certificate students and equivalent in Northern Ireland. One aim of the contest is to identify interested and talented students who might enjoy and benefit from participating in a mathematical enrichment programme at NUI Galway, NUI Maynooth, UCC, UCD or UL. Details can be found here


Simultaneous Simultaneous Equations
We want to get schools doing simultaneous equations simultaneously...! Click here to register your school now for Simultaneous Simultaneous Equations. 

Manga high  the ever popular mathsthroughgames Maths Week competition will return with a special Ninja Maths Competition open to all schools in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. Information here  
Pig Dice Game The PIG game is recommended by Teacher Peter Kane as a great way to get primary pupils playing with maths. Suitable for 26th Class P4P7 See instructions here You can also play the digital version of the Pig dice game. 

Get Maths on the MapFind places of mathematical interest in your area and help build our Maths Map. 

PDST Numeracy Brainteaser Daily Challenge on Scoilnet Schools and classes around Ireland are encouraged to submit pictures of their brainteaser work and upload their answers on Twitter using the hashtags @PDSTNumeracy @ScoilnetPrimary. All entries will be submitted to a draw to win a set of PDST Numeracy Manuals. 

Maths TrailsHere is great advice for setting up your own Maths Trails 

Using the Maths Week Posters in SchoolOur Maths Week 2017 posters are a great learning tool. Click here to download them now. and to see how they can be used as an activity 

SNAP Maths FairsSnap Maths fairs are a new way of building confidence in maths, logic and problem solving skills. 

Maths and historyHere are suggestions and resources for discovering the wonderful stories in mathematics.


Local Heroes
Have you seen our interactive map where you can locate Irish mathematicians by their home county? It can be very positive to share stories of mathematicians present and past to help see mathematics as a human activity. 

Get Maths on the MapYou can also identify a local maths feature and get it on the map  it could be the place a famous mathematician was born, lived or worked; a natural or manmade feature that has an interesting maths aspect or a organisation or company that is using mathematics. Click on the map on the left to get started. 

Maths Mazes
A maze is great fun and it can be a maths learning experience too. Why not draw some of these mazes on your school yard and watch children problem solve! 

DNA Maths Lesson for Primary Schools 

Code Breaking for Young Secret Agents 

Bringing the Magic of Maths into School 

School Maths Puzzle DayHere is advice from expert Steve Humble on running a maths puzzle day in your school 

Maths Art in Schools
