Welcome to the PDST Primary STEM Maths Week 2022 page. We are delighted to partner with Scoilnet again to bring you fun and enjoyable activities. This year the Primary STEM team aim is spotlighting how to infuse Mathematics and Literacy using picture books for all ages. We hope these resources will help spark creativity and imagination, leading to an enjoyable and rich Maths week for everyone.
The integration of mathematics with other subjects is an important factor in broadening the child’s education… Children do not naturally make connections between work in one curriculum area and that in another, so it is important to help them to understand that mathematics is useful in their work in other areas… Integration adds to the child’s enjoyment of mathematics, gives him/her added interest in the subject and encourages transfer of learning (PMC, 1999, p.46).
Through the following activities, we aim to infuse the creative nature of story and storytelling (oral and written language) with Mathematics. Using these playful approaches pupils, either individually or collaboratively, can develop their mathematical language and concepts.
Click on the buttons below to access some suggested activities suitable for all classes. Resources are available in English and Irish. Feel free to adapt these activities to suit the needs of your class.
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In addition to this we are delighted to offer you bespoke school support, where a skilled advisor will provide contextualised school support during and after school hours. Principals who wish to apply for school support please visit https://dms.pdst.ie/support/login using your school roll number and the password: schoolsupport2022. Finally, there are a variety of resources on our website https://www.pdst.ie/primary/stem/mathematics to support schools in mathematics.
We would really enjoy seeing how you used these resources with your pupils. Please tweet any examples of pupils work to @PDSTPrimarySTEM
The PDST Primary STEM Maths Week themepage is now in it's sixth consecutive year. Teachers can look back on previous Maths Week challenges below.
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