The objectives of Senior Cycle mathematics is that all students develop mathematical proficiency. Mathematical proficiency is more than just procedural fluency and is explicitly characterised in the syllabus as
The Senior Cycle Mathematics specification was introduced into schools in three phases as part of the Project Maths initiative beginning in September 2010.
A research report is being commissioned to look at the impact of the Project Maths initiative on students’ experience of mathematics and will inform a review of the subject.
The Mathematics Development Group consists of the nominees from a range of education stakeholders including teacher and management bodies, Department of Education and Skills, and the State Examinations Commission.
Materials prepared to support the development of mathematical proficiency are available here