21 October 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Maths Week Ireland has brought school pupils from both sides of the Monaghan-Armagh border together to have fun with mathematics using a unique learning tool that boosts children’s enjoyment of the subject.

  Izak9 is a set of colourful cubes which adds interactive play to maths class, multiplies pupils’ enjoyment of the subject and can boost the uptake of STEM subjects in school and higher level education. The Northern Ireland-developed resource is currently being used in thousands of classrooms across Ireland, the UK, Scandinavia, UAE and New Zealand.

  As part of the celebration of Maths Week – a week-long, island-wide event which will see 250,000 pupils, parents and teachers participating in mathematics activities – Izak9 brought children from North and South together in Middletown, Co Armagh on Monday, October 17.

  The cross-border, shared learning opportunity involved children from St. John’s PS in Middletown and Drumhillery Primary School in Armagh; Billis National School and St. Mary’s National School in Monaghan, and secondary pupils from St. Patrick’s High School in Keady, Co Armagh.

  Creator of Izak9, former maths teacher and Derry native, Franz Schlindwein, said he and his team “enjoyed a ….

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