There are only 2 weeks left for nominations for the first national Award for Irish Teachers of Mathematics. Nominations www.irishmathstrust.com/nominate close on 31 January 2018.
Across Ireland there are teachers rising to the challenges of their profession: helping all students to reach their potential, perfecting their mastery of the subject, motivating and inspiring pupils, contributing to the educational community and celebrating Ireland’s valuable mathematical heritage through initiatives such as Maths Week and Boole2School.The purpose of the Award for Irish Teachers of Mathematics is to help showcase the work of exceptional teachers and to promote their strategies for improving the students’ enjoyment and understanding of Mathematics. A UCC born initiative spearheaded by the Irish Mathematical Trust, the inaugural Award is funded by Science Foundation Ireland through its SFI Discover programme, as well as by The Frank Kenny Fund at The Community Foundation for Ireland which will support the Award for Irish Teachers of Mathematics for the next five years.The main prize will consist of a trophy, together with €10,000, conferred to an outstanding candidate who demonstrates excellence across the following areas: professional expertise in the subject of Mathematics, effective teaching practices, care for students' development and contributions to the community
Results like impact positively on the international reputation of Irish mathematical education, have a formative impact on future STEM leaders and create role models for all students in Ireland.
More information can be found on the award website: www.irishmathstrust.com/teachersaward.