5th Year Maths Grinds (Leaving Cert 2022)

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

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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.

Students attending this course receive the following benefits:

  • A concentrated overview of the 5th year Maths syllabus, with specific attention paid to likely topics and exam skills and technique.
  • Tuition from highly qualified and experienced educators.
  • A full set of comprehensive, exam focused notes, which support classroom tuition.
  • Strategies for maximising exam performance.

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

Please note: The following is an indicative timetable. The updated timetable for 2020 will be posted shortly

19th August – 22nd August 2019 from 10.00am – 3.30pm

Fees for 2020 will be posted shortly.

Please note:

  • Credit Card payments accepted
  • 10% reduction for the second and subsequent members of the same family, attending the same courses.

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.

Maths Academy – 5th Year (Leaving Cert 2022) Study Notes

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