Stepping Up! Bridging the Transition from Primary to Post Primary, August 15-19, 2011
Programme Details

Stepping Up!

The programme runs from 10.00am to 3.00pm Monday 15th August to Friday 19th August 2011 in NUI Galway campus.

Students are advised to bring their own lunch each day except on Friday when a barbecue lunch will be provided.

Pens and paper will be provided but students should bring their own pocket calculators.

Mathematics modules:

  • Numbers
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Probability
  • Codes and Puzzles

Social Education modules:

  • Adapting to the new school environment
  • Peer Relations and meeting new people
  • Study Skills and coping with exam stress
  • Bullying

Classes will be 40 minutes duration and will take place on NUIG Campus.

There will be a short break in the morning and lunch will be 40 minutes at 1.00pm.

Students will be supervised at all times.


Classes will be student-centred rather than lecture based and learning will be achieved in a collaborative, co-operative and active fashion. The emphasis throughout the course is that learning, especially learning Mathematics, is fun.


Students of all levels of prior mathematical achievement are welcome- the only entry requirement is that the student will be attending first year in secondary school in September 2011.