MATHletes Challenge is a free tournament to aimed at developing and changing how maths5 is taught and learned in schools. This programme is organised in Ireland in conjunction with the Khan Academy.
The 4-month challenge develops students’ confidence and competence in maths using Khan Academy the global leader in free online maths resources. Students and Schools from 4th class to 5th year (ROI) & Primary 6 to Year 13 (NI) are eligible. The uniquely competitive and engaging experience culminates with top scorers advancing to in-person playoffs, where over €20,000 in prizes and the title of MATHletes Challenge All-Ireland Champion are on offer.
The regional section of this year’s Mathletes competition is now complete with the National finals due to be held on May 2nd. Six students from St. Macartan’s College were invited to take part in the Provincial finals in Letterkenny IT on Saturday last with three now going forward to the National finals to be held in DCU .
St. Macartan’s provincial finalists included Shane McMahon, Conor Lavery, Shane McCabe, Adam Corley, Nikita Skobelevs and Modestas Banys with medal winners, Shane McCabe (2nd Year County Champion), Stephen McMahon (1st Year County Champion) and
Colin McCombe (5th Year County Champion) The overall Ulster Champion was Second Year St. Macartan’s student Adam Corley. This award was based on his performance at the Provincial finals. St. Macartan’s National finalists are Conor Lavery from 5th Year, Nikita Skobelevs 2nd Year and Adam Corley (2nd Year)