The first year maths classes went for a maths walk in the locality on Wednesday, 14 October 2014, to discover the mathematics which is all around them. Apart from the squares, circles and rectangles that form part of so many designs and buildings, pupils saw examples of segments, semi-circles, rhombuses and octagons as they walked along. They observed numbers everywhere such as postal districts, height limits, car registration plates and house numbers. Numbers were discussed with examples of odd numbers, even numbers, ascending and descending numbers and prime numbers. Parallel lines were found in many forms from double yellow lines to railings. Decorative spheres were observed on railings and pyramids were spotted on pillars. The weather was charitable for the walk and the pupils eagerily discussed their findings on the return to school. Thanks to Ms O'Brien for leading the way accompanied by Ms McMahon, Mr Ryan, Clare Waters, Clare Holland and Mr Fox.
Rosmini is delighted to be involved in the DCU UniTY programme. UniTY is a skills based programme specifically aimed at Transition Year students. It has been designed to increase student engagement in education and raise motivation and career aspirations and broaden students' world view. The curriculum is made up of Multimedia & Social Innovation, Smart Skills, Employability & Leadership and Student Empowerment. Other classes benefit through Maths quizzes, "Junior Discover" pathways to third level, DCU "Summer Scholars" programme, rugby and soccer blitzes. Further information from https://www.dcu.ie/access/secondary-schools.shtml