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Holy Spirit GNS, Ballymun, Dublin

6th Class STEM Challenge

16th Nov 2022

S.T.E.M. education is centered on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths learning. As part of Science Week this week, 6th class girls in Mr.O'Brien's class made great use of their reasoning, communication and maths skills today in exploring and determining the number of text messages sent if four people send texts to each other, and then extending this for different numbers of people. 

Each group of students received A4 pages and calculators. The girls worked together to solve the problem, and discovered a new word - conjecture. Students exhibited many different approaches to finding out the answer; counting, adding and multiplying among them. Well done girls!  

Did you know? If all 274 students in our school sent one message to each of their peers, there would be over 74,000 text messages sent!