Corpus Christi
Primary School, Moyross

Maths for Fun

This event has been highly successful in our school since it began in 2002. Parents are trained to be maths for fun leaders for 3-4 weeks before the programme begins and later organize, facilitate and lead various mathematical centers in their child’s class for hourly sessions over a 6 week period of time.

The children work in groups of four, spending ten minutes at every center before moving on to the next activity. The Maths for Fun programme develops not only essential mathematical skills and concepts for both the parents and children, but clearly provides a forum for the development of essential life skills also. Self-esteem and confidence are enhanced by ensuring that every child and parent are working at a level on which they can succeed, while the parents thrive in the role of teacher during the sessions. The programme also provides a great opportunity for the parents and children to work together in a positive environment and to be justifiably proud of each other.

“The programme... provides a forum for the development of essential life skills”