Maths Eyes


The Website has been developed as a resource for Parents, Students, Tutors and Teachers who would like to support and help others to develop their maths eyes.

Benefit of this resource and how to make the best use of it

Adults believe that the real world mathematics they can do in life and work is just ‘common sense’ the real world mathematics they can’t do is mathematics. Having Maths Eyes changes the view of mathematics as being something everyone does in school. With maths eyes people see the mathematics they do everyday mathematics becomes real and meaningful. As part of her research, Dr. Terry Maguire developed the concept of ‘developing maths eyes’ to support the continuous professional development of adult maths tutors in Ireland (Maguire, 2003, Maguire 2006).  Terry has further extended the concept of Developing Maths Eyes to help build confidence in mathematics in all members of the community.  By developing their Maths Eyes individuals discover the mathematics that surround them and that they use every day. The Maths Eyes Team want to help other communities to develop their maths eyes. If you are a parent, a student, a teacher or tutor, a learner, employed, unemployed, old, young, middle aged, male or female, an individual or a group or just plain interested, then Maths Eyes is for you! Please join the team and let them know if you are holding a Maths Eyes event by uploading the details through the website. if you develop materials in your own area for maths eyes contact Maths Eyes, and they will add them to their resource section so that they can be shared.

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The toolkit is a set of 8 modules, delivered and accessible asynchronously, online, incorporating elements of information literacy, critical thinking and academic writing skills to allow students prepare for and complete an assignment in line with best practice in academic integrity.

Assignment Toolkit


Since March 2020 higher education has experienced one of the most disruptive phases in its recent history. In a sector typified by considered, researched and incremental change, overnight everyone began emergency remote teaching, learning and assessing. The dramatic shift resulted in positives and negatives, and posed a series of questions for students, staff and other stakeholders. Though still living through the pandemic, in March 2021 fifteen partners from a range of stakeholders across the sector agreed to work together to answer one shared persistent and urgent question: In the context of Covid-19, what have we learnt and what does it mean for the future of teaching and learning in Irish higher education?

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