“Foundation Maths for Leaving Certificate” by Gráinne Enright was published in 2017. It is available at a recommended price of €20.
• Contains up-to-date content based on recent examination questions.
• Uses a clear and visually attrractive layout, offering the right density of text.
• Caters for every learning outcome on the current syllabus.
• Presents the content in manageable “chunks” via clear explanations, worked examples, “Try it yourself”,
“Further practice” and past exam questions.
• Helps with literacy by summarising key vocabulary at the end of each chapter.
• Provides lots of opportunity to practice, enabling students to improve and gain confidence through repetition.
The attractive but serious cover brings a dignity and respect to the study of Maths at this level. This was requested by teachers.
“Foundation Maths for Leaving Certificate” is a standalone and complete resource that can be used as a textbook or workbook, according to school policy.
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The Author Gráinne Enright
Gráinne is a qualified maths, physics and technology teacher, and an electrical and electronic engineer.
She taught maths for twelve years in Loreto Balbriggan, and before that in Youthreach. She now teaches maths in the Institute of Education, Leeson Street, and has taught for other grinds schools including her own grinds school, Brighter Minds.
Gráinne has done substitute work in a wide range of schools and education centres, and has worked as a maths teacher inspector for Hibernia College. She also teaches home tuition students. Other relevant experience includes correcting state exam papers, writing mock papers, and consulting for a mock exam paper company.
While at Loreto, Gráinne was an active member of the school numeracy team, which focussed on raising numeracy levels of students in her school.
This is Gráinne’s fourth textbook to be published. Her other books are in use in schools all over Ireland.
Gráinne has in interest in active learning and project work in maths. Her students have come first in Ireland, and third in the world, in the International Statistical Literacy Project competition.