Making Maths Fun for Primary Children with Time to Count

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

“Thanks for the beautiful maths”…“I loved playing all the games, even the Time ones!”

That’s music to our ears here in BITCI and those quotes came from two 3rd class children who recently took part in our Time to Count programme.

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Isn’t it just magic when you help a child in your community to become more accomplished and more confident in their abilities?

Time to Count is doing just that.  It is an employee engagement opportunity for company volunteers to provide numeracy support to 3rd class children in a local DEIS primary school through the medium of specially chosen numeracy games and activities.

The objectives of the programme are to:

  • Build children’s confidence around numbers
  • Foster children’s enjoyment of number
  • Reinforce children’s conceptual  understanding of number
  • Support the development of children’s flexibility & perseverance in maths problem solving

We would like to acknowledge the leading businesses who have taken part in the first year of the roll out of Time to Count following its pilot. We have seen wonderful impacts come from the programme thanks to the enthusiastic volunteer involvement.

Time to Count Partnerships:


  1. Analog Devices & Our Lady Queen of Peace, Limerick
  2. Arup & St. Patrick’s GNS, Dublin
  3. Aviva & Glasheen GNS, Co. Cork
  4. Aviva & Bunscoil Sancta Maria, Dublin
  5. ESB & St. Kevin’s Finglas, Dublin
  6. ESB & St. Mary’s NS, Dublin
  7. IBM & Ladyswell NS, Dublin
  8. KPMG & St. Vincent’s GNS, Dublin
  9. Veolia & St. Joseph’s NS, Co. Cork
  10. Workday & St. Paul’s CBS Primary, Dublin


  1. Analog & Our Lady Queen of Peace, Co. Limerick
  2. Arup & Sunday’s Well BNS, Dublin
  3. Aviva & Bunscoil Sancta Maria, Dublin
  4. Citi & Central Model Senior School, Dublin
  5. IBM & Ladyswell NS, Dublin
  6. Lionbridge & Scoil Iosa, Co. Mayo
  7. ESB & St. Kevin’s BNS, Dublin
  8. ESB & St. Mary’s NS, Dublin
  9. Penneys & Stanhope Street Primary, Dublin
  10. Zurich Ireland & St. Laurence O’Toole NS, Dublin
  11. Workday & Francis Street CBS, Dublin
  12. Workday & Presentation Primary George’s Hill, Dublin
  13. KPMG & St. Vincent’s GNS, Dublin
  14. Clearstream & School TBC, Co. Cork


BITCI has an opportunity to work with just one more business for Time to Count 2020.

Want to get involved?

Get in touch now. Phone our Programme Coordinator, Eleanor Walsh on 086 8200138 or at for more information.

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