How will Mathematics be useful to me?
Studying mathematics prepares you for business calculations, for handling your money sensibly and for courses in sciences, engineering and technology. You should see mathematics as an opportunity to strengthen your thinking skills.
Below details the revised Mathematics syllabus first examined in 2015
The specification for junior cycle mathematics focuses on developing students’ ability to think logically, strategically, critically, and creatively through the Unifying Strand and the four contextual strands: Number; Geometry and Trigonometry; Algebra and Functions; and Statistics and Probability.
The Unifying Strand builds a foundation that is used to explore the contextual strands. It focuses on six key elements: building blocks, representation, connections, problem solving, generalisation and proof, communication.
The Number Strand focuses on different aspects of numbers, laying the groundwork for the transition from arithmetic to algebra.
The Geometry and Trigonometry Strand focuses on analysing characteristics and properties of two and three dimensional geometric shapes.
The Algebra and Functions Strand focuses on representing and analysing patterns and relationships found in numbers.
The Statistics and Probability Strand focuses on determining probablity from random events and generating and investigating data.
Find the new curriculum here.