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Leaving Certificate Financial Maths Course: Series of 4 Sessions

DATE:        4 Classes, 1 hour each on Thursdays, 16 September, 23 September, 30 September & 7 October 2021
TIME:          7pm to 8pm
VENUE:      Zoom Meeting

Target audience: Teachers of Leaving Certificate Higher Level Maths.

Class 1 

  • Present Value and Future Value
  • The Compound Interest Formula
  • Using Logs to Solve for t in Compound Interest Formula
  • Terminology –  APR/EAR/AER/CAR/Annuities/Amortisation/Mortgages/Pensions/Bonds
  • Link between Compound Interest Formula and Inverse Functions

Class 2  

  • Savings and Geometric Series
  • Converting Interest Rate from Annual to Monthly/Weekly Rate
  • Exam Questions on Savings

Class 3  

  • Loans and Geometric Series
  • Amortisation Formula
  • Exam Questions on Loans and Amortisation Formula

Class 4  

  • Pensions/Bonds
  • Depreciation
  • Exam Questions on Pensions

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to manipulate the compound interest formula
  • Be able to convert from annual interest rate to monthly/weekly rate
  • Be able to work out questions involving savings/annuities
  • Be able to work out questions involving loans/amortisation
  • Be able to prove the amortisation formula
  • Be able to work out questions involving pension plans / bonds / depreciation
  • Be able to distinguish between the different types of exam question
  • Be able to use new techniques and resources for teaching financial maths at leaving cert honours level

Profile - Seán Murphy

Sean MurphyI have a Bachelors Degree in Electronic Engineering from UCC and a Masters in Electronic Systems from DCU. I also worked for 6 years as an Electronic Engineer with Parthus/Ceva in Dublin. I have many years of experience in computer hardware and coding from my academic and work backgrounds.

I changed career to teaching after completing the Hdip in Education in NUIG in 2006 and I have been teaching Maths, Physics and Applied Maths to Leaving Cert Honours level for the last 11 years in CBS Ennistymon, Co. Clare. I also teach Junior Cycle Science and Coding. I have a website www.hardsums.ie where I share my teaching resources for these subjects with other teachers/students.

From 2012 – 2015, I worked as a local facilitator for the Project Maths Development Team. This involved giving courses to Maths teachers in the Limerick and Clare Education Centres. More recently, I have given teacher courses on Geogebra in Limerick Education Centre

In my role as  chairman of the Clare/Limerick branch of the IMTA (Irish Maths Teachers’ Association) over the last 5 years I have organised events such as MathsFest 2018 in Limerick (see www.mathsfest.ie)  and TEAM Maths Quizzes for Leaving Cert students. I also maintain the website www.clareimta.ie for sharing resources with maths teachers 

I have also previously given Easter Revision Courses for Leaving Cert Honours Maths students in Ennis, Co. Clare, and at Brú na Páirce, Killarney.

 

Course Properties

Course Date 16-09-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date 07-10-2021 8:00 pm
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