Review of Junior Cycle Mathematics
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 report can be accessed here
Junior Cycle Mathematic: Draft Curriculum Specification
The consultation on the draft specification for Junior Cycle Mathematics is now open and will close on the 22 November.
The draft curriculum specification can be accessed here
The NCCA has established development groups to undertake specific tasks in subjects in order to provide a strong, representative voice to its work. The JC Mathematics Development Group consists of nominees from a range of education stakeholders including teacher and management bodies, Irish Maths Teachers Association, Department of Education and Skills, and the State Examinations Commission. The new specification for JC Mathematics is being developed by the JC Mathematics Development Group.