Mathematics is a central part of life in Gallen Community School. We are committed to fostering an enjoyment of mathematics in each student and enabling them to reach their full potential. Students are introduced to the world of mathematics through discovery-based learning, practical examples, team teaching lessons and the use of visual representations. Teachers support students with appropriate levels of challenge offered by our various programmes at Higher, Ordinary & Foundation levels, Leaving Certificate Applied and the Level 2 Learning Programme on offer in our Cluny Centre.
Exploring mathematics outside of the classroom has a strong tradition in Gallen Community School. The whole school participates in National Maths Week during October which involves, maths trails, problem solving competitions & the maths week Olympiad. Our Transition Year students probe areas of maths outside of the regular curriculum including modules in spatial awareness, cryptography & network theory. The school also enters a range of mathematics competitions each year with as many students as possible encouraged to get involved through our maths club and display their subject knowledge or unique takes on the subject. Such competitions include Peter’s Problem, The John Hooper Statistical Poster Competition, IMTA Olympiad, Team Maths, Junior Maths Problem Solving Competition & PI Maths, many of which our students have a proud record of achievement in.