Enabling Maths

Background

The enabling course in mathematics is a joint initiative between Donegal Education and Training Board and Letterkenny Institute of Technology arising from the signing of a formal memorandum of understanding between LYIT and DETB in January 2016.

The overall objective of this partnership is to provide for enhanced progression opportunities and pathways for learners consistent with the Further Education and Training Strategy, 2014-2019 and the National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030. It is in direct response to the impediments to access to higher education arising from the number of students not passing mathematics at Leaving Certificate and therefore failing to meet the minimum entry requirements for programmes.

The development of this Enabling Course in Mathematics is designed to give young people a second chance to succeed in Mathematics and thus, overcome the entry requirements to enter a wide range of courses in 2018.

Enabling Mathematics Course

  • Course to run for two weeks in early September (commencing Thursday 23rd August - Wednesday 5th September 2018) – Timetable below.
  • The Enabling Mathematics Course, which will run for two weeks, will be held in LYIT.
  • The final examination will be of an equivalent standard to the current leaving certificate ordinary mathematics paper and will be set and assessed by mathematics teachers nominated by Donegal ETB.
  • Applicants who are otherwise eligible but lack a pass in ordinary and higher level Maths are the primary target group.
  • In all cases applicants must meet the minimum entry requirements (listed within each course page) and the current CAO points for the relevant programme.
  • There will be 5 strands to the programme aligned with the Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate Syllabus.
    • Strand 1 : Statistics and Prbability
    • Strand 2 : Gemetry and Trigonometry
    • Strand 3 : Number
    • Strand 4 : Algebra
    • Strand 5 : Functins
    Each of the strands will be followed by a rigorous assessment
  • Successful students will be required to participate in on-going maths support throughout year 1 delivered by the Maths Learning Centre in LYIT

Timetable

Enabling Maths Timetable – Week 1 beginning 23rd August
Time Thursday Friday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
09.30 – 12.30 Strand 3 Number Strand 3 Number Strand 4 Algebra Strand 4 Algebra Strand 5 Functions
12.30 – 1.00 Break Break Break Break Break
1.00 – 4.00   Strand 3 Number Strand 3 Number Strand 4 Algebra Strand 4 Algebra Strand 5 Functions
4.00 – 5.00   Assessment     Assessment  

 

Enabling Maths Timetable – Week 2 beginning 30th August
Time Thursday Friday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
09.30 – 12.30 Strand 5 Functions Strand 2 Geometry & Trig Strand 2 Geometry & Trig Strand 1 Stats & Probability   Strand 1 Stats & Probability  
12.30 – 1.00 Break Break Break Break Break
1.00 – 4.00 Strand 5 Functions Strand 2 Geometry & Trig Strand 2 Geometry & Trig Strand 1 Stats & Probability   Strand 1 Stats & Probability  
4.00 – 5.00 Assessment     Assessment   Assessment

How to Apply

  • Contact the Curve – Anne.brennan@lyit.ie or 074 918 6175.
  • Closing date for applications is Wednesday 22nd August 2018 at 12noon.
  • There will be no course fee for students.