Friday, October 19, 2018

Problem of the Day

Problem of the Day

Friday October 18th. 2018


Rang a haon agus a dó:


Name 2 shapes that cannot roll.


A farmer had 24 cows in his herd on Monday. He bought 12 more at the mart on Tuesday, sold 10 on Wednesday and bought 5 more on Thursday. When he came home from the mart on Friday, he had 40 cows. How many did he buy on Friday?



Rang a trí agus a ceathar


Peter had €40. He spent a quarter of his money on toys and €12 on DVD's. How much money had he left?


The score in the 1971 Munster Final was:

Limerick 4-16: Tipperary 3-18.


Which team won? By how many points?

How many goals and points were scored in total?

How many years ago was 1971? If John was 9 years old in 1971, what age is he now?



Rang a cúig agus a sé


Mark has 6 coins. One third of his coins are 10c coins. The value of the 10c coins is equal to 1/8 of the total value of all the coins. What coins has he? How much money has he in total?


An orange and 2 apples cost €1. An apple and 2 oranges cost 80c. How much does an apple cost? How much does an orange cost?




A football team won two games more than it lost. If it won 3/5 of all its games, how many games did it play?

Thursday, October 18, 2018

School Note October 18th


Dear parents,

                     It has been a busy week on a range of fronts.

                    On Monday, Lifetime Labs from Cork were in the school from 9.15 a.m. as part of our Maths Week programme. Their Mobile Maths Workshop went down really well with the children from 3rd to 6th classes. There were many challenging activities which captivated the children. This was just one of the many activities for Maths Week. The Problem of the Day is on the school website.  Many children have availed of the Manga High website. Maths games are going ahead in all classes from Junior Infants up.

                   Yesterday, sixty children from the school took part in the Cross Country County Championships in Limerick Racecourse. It was a lovely autumn day for such a healthy activity. Thanks to Mr Sheehy and Ms Hanly, team managers, and to the parents who attended and helped in so many ways.

                 Today, the girls football team played in the City Cumann na mBunscol Final in the Gaelic Grounds. All classes from Third to Sixth  attended to support the team and encourage our younger players to become involved in team sports. Ballybrown NS emerged victorious on a scoreline of 3-3 to 1-6. It was a thrilling game and both sides were a credit to their schools. Special thanks to Ms Quane and Ms Gibbons who were coaches to the team. Theri hard work was rewarded.

Mr Barry  coached our hurling team who are playing in the Ard Scoil Hurling Academy blitz at 1 p.m. on the grounds of Ard Scoil Rís.

            Parent teacher meetings will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. All families have received details of appointment times.

            The school is in use as a polling station on Friday October 26th so we close for midterm on Thursday 25th.

            There will be no Homework Club in operation next week due to Parent Teacher meetings.

            Community games draughts have started back upstairs in the Resource Centre on Wednesdays at 6 45pm for 1 hour - cost €2 per child or €5 per family 
Full training will be provided 

           Finally, I ask parents to ensure your child's name is on all coats and jackets. Our Lost Property section is expanding rapidly.


Gach dea- ghuí,

J. Lyons


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Problem of the Day Wednesday

Problem of the Day


                                                  Wednesday October 17th. 2018.


Rang a haon agus a dó


If a boy ate 6 grapes every morning, how many would he eat in a week?


A girl bought 3 apples for 20 cent each and 2 oranges for 30 cent each. She had 80 cent left. How much money had she when she entered the shop?



Third and Fourth Classes


A cup of tea costs €1. A latte costs €1.50. How much for two teas and two lattes? How much change would you have left if you started with €10.

Which is dearer 4 lattes or 5 teas?



Rang a Cúig agus a sé


75% of the children in Sixth Class have pets. 24 children have pets. How many children in the class?

Megan has 6 coins. One third of her coins are 10c coins. The value of the 10 cent coins is equal to 1/8 of the total value of all her coins. What coins has she?