Download: 1st Year Common Introductory Course

*Mathematics Department / Roinn na Matamaitice*

** ****First Year Curriculum Common Introductory Course**

** ****Content:**

** ****TERM 1: SEPTEMBER TO OCTOBER MID-TERM**

- Natural Numbers
- Integers
- Fractions
- Decimals
- Sets

**TERM 1: NOVEMBER TO CHRISTMAS**

- Algebra
- Percentages
- Probability

Christmas Examination: Common Exam given to all First Years in DecemberTime: 1 hour. Questions: To be agreed amongst all teachersThe result of this exam alone should be put on the Christmas report with a comment |

**TERM 2: JANUARY TO FEBRUARY MID-TERM**

- Perimeter & Area
- Geometry 1: Points – Angles – Lines
- Ratio & Proportion

**TERM 2: FEBRUARY TO EASTER**

- Collecting Data
- Coordinates
- Solving Equations
- Geometry 2 – Triangles

**TERM 3: EASTER TO SUMMER** ** **

- Presenting Data
- Measure
- Transformation Geometry

**Revision of Topics covered in year**

Summer Examination:Common Exam given to all First Year students formally in the hall in May.Time:1 hourQuestions: To be agreed amongst all teachersThe result of this exam alone should be put on the Summer report with a comment. |

**Homework:**

Choose appropriate exercises from the textbook relevant to the material covered in examples given in class.

Suggested time: **Minimum 1 hour per week.** (*15 minutes per night, 4 nights a week*)

**Assessment:**

- Regular
**chapter tests**in class at the end of every chapter or group of shorter chapters set by the individual teachers themselves - Common
**Christmas Examination**in December set by a selected teacher with an agreed marking scheme. This is based on the work covered in the first term. The result should go on the Christmas report with a comment. - Formal common
**Summer Examination**in May set by a selected teacher with an agreed marking scheme. This is based on the whole year’s work and is given to all first years in the Exam hall. Time: 1 hour. The result should go on the summer report with a comment.

** ****Teaching and Learning Strategies:**

Negotiated learning, formal input by teacher, classroom discussion, practical work, group work, computer-based learning

**Textbooks/Materials:**

*Text & Tests 1 – Common Introductory Course for First Years*

*Text & Tests 1 Practice book***(O.D. Morris, Paul Cooke, Paul Behan)**

* The Celtic Press*

- Sharp scientific calculator.
- Geometry set
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**Teaching and Learning Resources:**

White board, Overhead Projector, Interactive board, Computer and Data Projector, OHP Calculator, Helix Whiteboard Kit, Multiplication Bingo Kits, Measuring Tapes, Internet: Projectmaths.ie, NCCA.ie

**Links to other Subjects:**

**Science**: Distances, Speed and Time, Indices and Index Notation, Graphs

**Business Studies**: Percentages, VAT, Income Tax, Annual and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportion and Foreign Exchange, Statistics

**Technical Graphics:** Constructions, Perimeter and area, co-ordinate geometry

**Links to Learning Support/Resource:**

The Learning Support Department informs all first year teachers of any difficulties or special needs which teachers need to be aware of in relation to individual pupils.

Following special assessment, some pupils may be allocated resource hours for mathematics.

Any teacher who notices any difficulties with any pupil in relation to learning mathematics should contact the Learning Support Department for further information or referral.