Working together to improve teaching & learning
Leagan Gaeilge

Maths featured prominently last weekend in UCD as 300 teachers and education professionals attended *Maths Counts 2016*. The conference focused on teaching through problem-solving and the role of *Reflections on Practice* in leading professional development in teaching.

Central to the conference was the work of teachers involved in *Reflections on Practice*. Thank you to the 25 teachers who presented their problem-solving lessons at the conference and to all those involved in Reflections on Practice throughout 2015-2016.

Thank you to our keynote speaker – Professor Akihiko Takahashi – who so brilliantly demonstrated the art of teaching through problem-solving. Professor Takahashi taught mathematics to a group of first-year students at the conference, and left us all with much food for thought in the approaches we use to teach mathematics. A special thank you to the students of Marian College and their teachers who participated so enthusiastically in the live lessons.

Thank you to all our sponsors: Microsoft, BuildUp, wriggle, IMLSN and The Ireland Funds and thank you to all our exhibitors who took the time to talk to teachers about all the invaluable resources which are available to enhance teaching and learning.

Here are the videos of Prof. Takahashi teaching through problem-solving and the lesson plans he used.

Professor Takahashi gives an overview of the success of teaching through problem-sol...

Here are the lesson plans and presentations used by the teacher presenters:

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