Leaving Certificate Financial Maths Course 11.1.2022
This fourweek webinar on 11th, 18th, 25th Jan & 1st Feb is suitable for Teachers of Leaving Certificate Higher Level Maths will cover the following:
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 teaching financial maths at leaving certificate higher level
Facilitator: Seán Murphy. Bachelors Degree in Electronic Engineering from UCC and a Masters in Electronic Systems from DCU.
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
Course Properties
Course date 
11012022 7:00 pm 
Course End Date 
01022022 8:00 pm 
Cut off date 
18012022 4:30 pm 
Individual Price 
Free 
Speaker 
Sean Murphy 
Number Hours 
4 
Location 
ZOOM online
