Maths Academy


Monday 21 – Thursday 24 August 2017
4th & 5th Year Maths Grinds

The Institute of Education’s Maths Academy is a four day course of 4th & 5th year Maths grinds, designed to introduce students to the key topics and techniques they will need to succeed in Higher Level Maths in the Senior Cycle.

Taught by our experienced and skilled teachers, the course provides a broad introduction to the key maths topics on the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Maths syllabus, ensuring students have the confidence and knowledge required for Senior Cycle.

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1. Sequences and Series:
Number Patterns:
Exponential Arithmetic Sequences and Series Geometric Sequences and Series

2. Financial Maths:
Compound Interest

3. Algebra: Solving equations of the following type:
Simultaneous in two unknowns,
Simultaneous in three unknowns,

4. Functions:
Sketching graphs of functions
Transformations of functions

5. Differential Calculus:
Introduction to Calculus Differentiation of functions using product,
quotient and chain rules

6. Problem Solving: In all topics throughout the week


Please bring maths tables and calculator.

1. Statistics:
Types of data Populations and samples Analysing data

2. Probability:
Permutations and Combinations
Basic probability
Independent events

3. Co-ordinate Geometry of the Line:
Distance and midpoint formulae
The slope and equation of a line Distance from a point to a line

4. Co-ordinate Geometry of the Circle:
Equation of a circle
Equation of a tangent to a circle

5. Trigonometry – Rules for right-angled triangles
Sine and Cosine rules
Solving problems involving triangles

6. Problem Solving
In all topics throughout the week


Monday 21 – Thursday 24 August 201710.00am – 3.30pm (includes 30 min break)Papers 1 & 2


The fee for the Maths Academy is €395.

Please note:

  • Laser/Credit Card payments accepted
  • Credit cards are subject to a handling fee of 1.85% of the course price.  Debit cards are not subject to this fee
  • 10% reduction for two or more members of the same family – please contact our office to avail – of this discount
  • Fees are non-transferable


Q: Can I be admitted to class without my card?
A: NO CARD, NO CLASS. It is every student’s personal responsibility to ensure they have their card with them each time they attend classes at the Institute. We have the right to refuse admission to any student who does not comply with this regulation. A day pass costs €10. A replacement card costs €20.

Q: Is there a place I can get lunch?
A: Yes, we have an onsite canteen serving a variety of sandwiches and drinks. Also, locally, there are sandwich bars and shops.

Q: Are the classes conducted ‘lecture style’ or are students free to ask questions?
A: Our teachers are very approachable and students are free to ask questions.

Q: My son/daughter is unwell and cannot attend.  Can I have a refund?
A: No, there are no refunds.  However, if you return the student’s admission card to us immediately, along with a short letter of explanation, at the discretion of management, a credit note can be put on the student’s file for future use or for use by a sibling.

Q: Am I entitled to the notes from classes that I was absent from?
A: Yes, however you must deal directly with your teacher in relation to this.

Q: My son/daughter cannot attended the course.  Can we buy the notes?
A: No. Teaching is a central part of all our courses. The notes are to facilitate recall and revision of the day’s work covered by the teacher.