Tuesday 16 July 2019

Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain supports Ruairi Quinn’s calls for ‘mandatory’ higher-level maths for teachers

Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain. Photo: Gerry Mooney

RTE star and teacher Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain is supporting the move for Leaving Cert Higher Level maths to become mandatory for trainee teachers.

Aoibhinn, who taught maths in secondary school and is a lecturer in mathematics, tweeted her support on the topic earlier today.

The broadcaster retweeted a link showing a news article about Education Minister Ruairi Quinn’s comments under the headline: ‘Higher Level maths ‘mandatory’ for primary teachers’.

The minister made his comment during the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) annual conference earlier today. 

“Finally! This would have been the first thing I did as Minister for Education,” she wrote.

And it appears that Aoibhinn received a number of tweets about it.

In another post, she made reference to not being able to deal with all individual comments.

However, she did write: “Don't have time to deal with all comments on HL maths for primary teachers individually-but research shows you need more content knowledge.”

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