Scoil Aonghusa C.N.S pupils’ brains teased on a daily basis

Anna Palmer, Monique O'Sullivan, Brendan Palmer, Adam Kilgore, Sean O'Sullivan and Ryan Kilgore at the Mallow Maths and Science Fair.

Anna Palmer, Monique O’Sullivan, Brendan Palmer, Adam Kilgore, Sean O’Sullivan and Ryan Kilgore at the Mallow Maths and Science Fair.

Last year Scoil Aonghusa was awarded the Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths School of Excellence Award. The new school year is well under way with pupils eagerly working on all sorts of exciting maths and science projects. The pupils had a fun time at the recent  Mallow Science Fair, learning about astronomy, doing puzzles and working out how many sides an icosahedron shape had, they even walked through a balloon house model alimentary canal. Children love to learn and Scoil Aonghusa provides lots of fun maths and science learning, scattered amongst this are brain-teasing puzzles.

School Principal Mrs O’Riordan says the puzzles are a fun way of stimu-lating a child’s brain, improving concentration and memory, reduce boredom and give the brain a thorough workout.

The Scoil Aonghusa senior classes love to puzzle them out. Have a go and see if you can figure out the solution to a couple they have tried. Watch out for the solution right here next week.

If you have a five litre bucket and a three litre bucket, how do you use them to measure exactly four litres?

A man has to get a fox, a chicken, and a sack of corn across a river. He has a rowboat, and it can only carry him and one other thing.  If the fox and the chicken are left together, the fox will eat the chicken. If the chicken and the corn are left together, the chicken will eat the corn. How does the man do it?