**Scoil Iósaf NS, Castlemartyr Maths Eyes Poster Competition October 2015.**

Two winning posters per classroom. Prize a Maths Eyes Certificate + €2. Well done to all & thank you to Mrs O'Callaghan for organising.

Two winning posters per classroom. Prize a Maths Eyes Certificate + €2. Well done to all & thank you to Mrs O'Callaghan for organising.

**The Maths Eyes Concept**

**Adults believe that the real world mathematics they can do in life and work is just ‘common sense’ the real world mathematics they can’t do is mathematics.****Having Maths Eyes changes the view of mathematics as being something everyone does in school. With maths eyes people see the mathematics they do everyday mathematics becomes real and meaningful.**

**Why is it important to have Maths eyes?**

**Having maths eyes promotes the***usefulness of mathematics*– Everyone has maths eyes they just need to be opened. Involves individuals, parents, children, young adolescents, pensioners, teachers, tutors.**Having maths eyes builds**in mathematics.__confidence__**Having maths eyes encourages the**as a starting point for the relevant exploration in the maths world.__use of the real world__**Having maths eyes provides excellent opportunities for**n (primary, secondary, adult) and community.__linking educatio__**Having maths eyes provides a platform for adults and children to share their maths eyes in their everyday life whether they are shopping, walking, driving, at sports events – everywhere.**__Open a channel for dialogue about real world mathematics.__**Maths Eyes provides parents with**that are not related to homework__opportunities to talk about mathematics__**Having maths eyes**.__promotes active citizenship and informed decision making__**When teachers, and tutors have maths eyes they can identify**s for mathematics teaching and learning that are relevant to the social, cultural and educational context of their learners.__real world starting point__**Developing maths eyes helps to create a new inheritance for future generations –‘**’*we are all real world maths people***Developing maths eyes resonates with the philosophy and approach to learning which underpin initiative in the Irish education system e.g**__. Project Maths__