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Leagan Gaeilge

The 3^{rd} National Mathematics Conference: *Maths Counts 2016*, takes place on Friday 22^{nd} and Saturday 23rd of April at University College Dublin.

The conference will focus on teaching through problem-solving and the role of *Reflections on Practice* in leading professional learning in the context of professional learning communities.

Our aim is to bring together all teachers of mathematics from across Ireland to share their knowledge, understanding and experience of Reflections* on Practice*. We are very pleased to invite all teachers of mathematics and those involved in mathematics education to join us for *Maths Counts 2016*. **The conference will feature keynote speaker Professor Akihiko Takahashi, an internationally-acclaimed expert in facilitating teachers to develop their ability to teach through problem-solving. Professor Takahashi has agreed to teach a problem-solving lesson to a group of students live at the conference. This is not to be missed!**

The conference also includes the ever-popular teacher sessions where you get the opportunity to listen to fellow teachers’ experiences of designing lessons taught through problem-solving.

A special thank you to our sponsors

In preparation for the conference we have uploaded all the presentations and lesson plans which will be showcased throughout the weekend.

Maths Counts 2016 is being held in The O’Brien Centre For Science at UCD, Belfield Dublin 4. UCD is easily accessible from the M50 & M11.

There is ample **free** car parking on campus (some parking spaces are Pay & Display so be careful not to park in those!). The map below shows the UCD campus. The O’Brien Centre and a number of nearby car parks are highlighted along with the main entrance to UCD. Go to Google Maps or use http://ucd.hittheroad.ie for directions to UCD, Belfield.

A special thank you to all the teachers and schools who were involved in *Reflections on Practice* this year.

- St. Michael’s Secondary School, Finglas
- Chanel College, Coolock Village, Malahide Road
- St. Fintan’s High School, Sutton
- Fingal Adult & Further Education Ctr, Balbriggan
- Deansrath Community College, Clondalkin
- Coláiste Chú Chulainn, Dundalk
- St. Fintina’s Post Primary School, Enfield
- St. Oliver’s Community College, Drogheda
- Drogheda Grammar School, Drogheda
- Coláiste Bríde, Enniscorthy
- Presentation College, Currylea, Tuam
- Coláiste Cholmáin, Claremorris
- Seamount College, Kinvara
- Coláiste Iognáid S.J., Galway
- Gairmscoil Einne, Inis Mór – Oileann Arann
- St. Michael’s College, Listowel
- Coláiste Dún Iascaigh , Cashel Road, Cahir
- Scoil Aireagail, Ballyhale, Kilkenny
- Ramsgrange Community School, New Ross
- Ardscoil Na Mara, Tramore
- Rockwell College, Cashel
- Christian Brothers School, Carrick On Suir
- St. Mark’s Community School, Tallaght
- Coláiste Bhride, Clondalkin
- John Scottus Secondary School, Donnybrook

- Killinarden Community School, Tallaght
- Holy Family Secondary School, Newbridge
- Lucan Community College
- Midleton College, Cork
- St. Aloysius School, Cork
- Our Lady’s Secondary School, Castleblayney
- Largy College, Clones
- St. Tiernan’s College, Crossmolina
- Coláiste Mhuire, Tuar Mhic Éadaigh
- St. Louis Secondary School, Kiltimagh
- St. Leo’s College, Carlow
- St. Mary’s Academy C.B.S., Carlow
- Carndonagh Community School, Lifford
- Errigal College, Letterkenny
- Deele College, Raphoe
- Loreto Community School, Milford
- Pipers Hill College, Naas
- Rathdown School, Glenageary, Dun Laoghaire
- Dunshaughlin Community School
- St. Flannan’s College, Ennis
- Glenstal Abbey School, Limerick
- St. John Bosco Community College, Clare
- Kilrush Community School, Clare
- Children’s Ark School, U.L. Hospital