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Learn Storm - All Ireland maths challenge.

Learn Storm - All Ireland maths challenge.

It's a maths challenge for students of all abilities.

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All students from 4th class to 5th year in the Republic of Ireland are eligible, it is aligned with the Irish curriculum and it's free. There is €20,000 in prizes up for grabs and you don't have to be a "mathlete" to take part.

The maths challenge has been designed to build confidence. Students earn points by practicing maths on a learning platform, with thousands of exercises, that come with hints and videos. LearnStorm rewards progress and perseverance equally, giving students of all abilities an opportunity to succeed.

The challenge for schools and students runs for 9 weeks, from January 29th to April 1st 2016.

LearnStorm is the new name for the MATHletes Challenge, which started two years ago in Ireland. Last year, 13,000 primary and secondary students took part and spent over 3 million minutes learning maths on Khan Academy.

Students can work on LearnStorm from anywhere, whether it’s at home, at school, or at a library. All your student needs is a Khan Academy account.

“[LearnStorm] transformed the teaching and learning of maths, which is now fun and engaging: that’s no mean feat! The energy of the teachers transferred onto parents and students, as the school community worked towards a common goal.” - Sharon McGrath, Principal, Fingal Community College, Swords

LearnStorm is powered by Khan Academy, a not-for-profit on a mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. The idea is simple: you can learn anything.

LearnStorm is coming to Ireland with help from The O'Sullivan Foundation and is delivered locally by Camara.

Students, teachers and parents can sign up now at

Written January 11th, 2016
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