Maryfield College

Maths Eyes: a cross-curricular approach to numeracy

A prize-giving ceremony took place in the library this week for the Maryfield Maths Eyes competition. This was a competition run by the Art Department for both junior and senior students. Students were invited to take photos of the world around them with their “maths eyes” on. This meant taking a photo that reflected a maths theme, such as symmetry, pattern, scale or estimation.  The photos were then entered in the National Maths Eyes competition where two of our students won in their respective categories. They are Ksenija Ustimenko from Fifth Year and Chloe Cahill from First Year. Prize-giving took place in the school library on Wednesday where the girls were presented with their certificates, prizes and badges. We were delighted that a number of parents were also able to attend. The photos, which are currently on display in the library, are certainly very stimulating and thought-provoking. They broaden our sometimes narrow focus and encourage us to view our numeracy-rich environment through a new lens.  We thank Ms. McLoughlin, Ms.Gilrane and Ms. Byrne for helping to organise the day.