Junior Cycle:

New features of this specification include learning outcomes across a unifying strand which permeate all the other strands: Number, Geometry and trigonometry, Algebra and functions and Statistics and probability. In each strand of the specification the learning outcomes associated with a particular mathematical idea have been grouped together thus supporting the conception of mathematics as an interconnected body of ideas and reasoning processes that students explore collaboratively with their teachers and their peers. In addition, the grouping makes explicit the cumulative nature of mathematics. There are also new assessments which offers students a chance to demonstrate their achievement as creators of mathematical reports. Teachers, students and parents will be able to check progress by logging in to examples of student work where they will see the range of annotated examples of work that students in junior cycle Mathematics create and see the learning outcomes in action.


Senior Cycle:

Mathematics at Senior Cycle builds on the learning at Junior Cycle and develops mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding needed for continuing education, life and work. Through their study of mathematics, students develop a flexible, disciplined way of thinking which enables them to solve problems in mathematical and real world contexts.

The syllabus is provided at three levels – Higher, Ordinary and Foundation level and is also assessed at these levels. There are two examination papers at each level. 

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