Mata
Some parents have asked for recommendations to reinforce the maths lessons we are covering through Gafa La Mata. Here are some things I believe would be appropriate:
 keep revising the táblaí in an informal game based way (random questions)
 do a weekend review of the GLM pages from that week (reward work + get them to explain)
 read over the Links Sheets below for relevant reinforcement activities
 use a similar book, such as Planet Maths 1st, to revise the topics already taught
 let them play some maths educational games; there are some listed on the Naisc page
Learning tables is a vital step in developing any ability at maths. Tables are designed to be memorised and are a tool to allow us shortcut thinking about the basic mechanics of a number problem. We do not need to visualise/understand/examine that 6x7 means six sets of seven added to each other every time we need the answer. When they have the answers to the tables on the tip of their tongues then they can concentrate on learning the methodology of new sums and will find maths alot easier. Please help your child learn their tables through practice every day.
A simple pactice session could start with the child saying the table from start to finish (at first they can read from the tables book) and then you can test them by having a table quiz based on random table entries they know. Watch out for finger counting and mental adding; the objective is that they know the tables offbyheart with no calculation involved so limit the time allowed to answer. Why not make the exercise into a rewarding game for them with the reward based on getting all the answers right. I generally allow them time to test their páirtí (partner) each day for a few minutes so they should be well used to the method of random testing of tables knowledge.
Mix it up a bit by reversing the order, 7+2 as well as 2+7, and be asking them in both languages  'Céard é a dó agus a seacht?' And why not use time in the car, shop, wherever?
Maths vocabulary needed for Rang a hAon
add/plus  agus take away  tógtha equals  sin a total  iomlán half  leath ten  deich unit  aonad
altogether  le chéile estimate  meastachán correct  ceart complete  críochnaigh container  coimeádán

bigger  níos mó biggest  is mó smaller  níos lú smallest  is lú longer  níos faide longest  is faide shorter  níos gairide shortest  is gairide heavier  níos troime heaviest  is troime lighter  níos éadroime lightest  is éadroime 
underneath  faoi between  idir on top of  ar bharr through tríd inside  istigh above  thar around  thar timpeall
length  fad width  leithead height  airde weight  meáchan 
square  cearnóg circle  ciorcal rectangle  dronuilleog triangle  triantán semicircle  leathchiorcal
time  am half (an hour)  leathuair to  roimh past  tar éis 
Maths through games
Maths is the third language we teach in our school system, and is the only global language. Proficiency in any language is built up through learning and practice. Structured play and a more games based approach to teached is now being recommended in many education systems, including our own. Encourage your child to take an interest in some of the following games to reinforce their learning.
 Dúradáin  Dominos
 Táiplis mhór  backgammon
 Fiche a haon (cártaí)  Twentyone (cards)
 Eochairuimhir  Sudoku