Yet again maths mania hit the Bower in celebration of Maths Week 2016. Already on Monday, 16 October, the first years were busy with their Mangahigh challenges in advance of their mathematical table quiz which took place on Friday.


The winners were Jade Clarke, Emma Harmon, Liadh Nic Ghiolla Phadraig and Eimear Nic Ghiolla Phadraig. In second place were Keeva Reid, Clare Reidy, Róisín Mc Namara and Maja Nadj with Shalom Samuel, Emaan Butt, Marian Nolan and Róisín Ní Dhuibhir in third place.


Meanwhile, there was stiff competition for the canteen vouchers on offer as prizes for the winners of the daily puzzle posted on the screen in the central area. The NUIG Prism maths competition was held on Thursday after school. There were separate junior and senior sections so all maths enthusiasts were motivated to attend.  Top scorer in the senior section was Emily Grace while Grace Delaney was top junior. The Mangahigh Challenge was ongoing all week so students logged on and completed the challenges set by their teacher. Najat Bashiru, Erifeoluwa Jamgbadi and Ruth Redmond were the top performers all week.


The award for the most suitably dressed maths teacher went to Dr Orla Hanniffy who embroidered a coded message on her jumper – i 8 sum pi – in maths symbols!



Here is the full list of results for Maths Week 2016:quiz2



Senior: Emily Grace

Junior: Grace Delaney

Mangahigh Online Challenge

Najat Bashiru

Erifeoluwa Jamgbadimangahigh-1

Ruth Redmond

1st Year Quiz Winners

Jade Clarke Emma Harmon Liadh NicGhiolla Phadraig Eimear NicGhiolla Phadraig


Keeva Reid Clare Reidy Róisín Mc Namara Maja Nadj


Shalom Samuel Emaan Butt Marian Nolan Róisín Ní Dhuibhir

Puzzle of Dayquiz1

Monday:          Anna Golden 2x

Tuesday:          Emma Harmon 1A

Wednesday:     Hannah Kenny 2x

Thursday:        Mary Kostanyan 6x & Rachel Luo 5x

Friday:                         Muirin Mulvihill 3xprism-12

Extra draw:

Emmanuelle Breslin 2B