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2023 Education Consultative Conference

Lorraine Harbison, along with colleagues, Nóra Nic Con Ultaigh and Gráinne Higgins, were invited to facilitate a workshop at the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation Education Consultative Conference, which took place in Tullamore on Saturday 18 November 2023.

The conference theme was Play and Creativity. In this workshop, Lorraine showcased a number of picture books and talked about how stories can be used to teach mathematics. Nora provided participants with the opportunity to experience first-hand the creative approaches used by Fighting Words in the classroom to generate mathematics stories with students. Gráinne shared her experience of teaching 6th class students from St Philomena’s NS in Tullamore who published a collection of short stories called Maths Madness earlier in the year. A research paper on this topic is available below.

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