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The Use of Headstart in Teaching Mathematics at Second-Level (SIP074)
This project aims to formally evaluate the strengths and benefits of using the mathematics software program, Headstart.
18 months
Lead Organisation
St Paul's Community College, Waterford
Project Aims
  • To determine how Headstart can enhance mathematics teaching.
  • To determine how students might respond positively to using computers.
  • To determine how the computer may be used to identify certain 'lack of progress' by students in particular areas of the course.
  • To determine how the package might be used to help overcome difficulties in understanding thus identified.
Indicative Outcomes
  • Early identification of strengths and weaknesses in student's mathematical ability.
  • Greater enthusiasm for mathematics because of involvement with computers.
  • Availability of software to diverse groups within school, following evaluation.
  • Greater openness to using mathematical computer packages by staff and pupils.
Participating Schools
Portmarnock Community School, Co. Dublin
Holy Rosary College, Co. Galway
Further Information

SIP is an initiative of the National Centre for Technology in Education
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