The objective of Junior Cycle mathematics is that all students develop mathematical proficiency. Mathematical proficiency is more than just procedural fluency and is explicitly characterised in the syllabus as
Mathematics is one of the subjects included in phase 4 of the schedule for implementation of junior cycle subjects. To inform this review, the NCCA commissioned the Educational Research Centre (ERC) to conduct an evaluation of the impact of Project Maths on the performance of students in junior cycle mathematics. The evaluation drew on existing sources, including data based on national examinations and international assessments of mathematics. It also included Focus Group interviews with teachers of junior cycle mathematics. The evaluation provided an evidence-based foundation for the development of the subject specification.
The Mathematics Development Group consists of the nominees from a range of education stakeholders including teacher and management bodies, Department of Education and Skills, and the State Examinations Commission.
Materials prepared to support the development of mathematical proficiency are available here
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