MATHletes Challenge 2014 is an online and in-person maths competition which uses the Khan Academy website to give thousands of students across Ireland the chance to compete with each other, and improve their maths abilities. It includes a Student Challenge and a Schools Challenge, and is open to pupils in 5th and 6th class, and Junior Cycle secondary school students. Over €20,000 in prizes will be awarded.
The online contest opened on February 1st and closes at midnight on Friday, April 11th. Registration for participants can now be done at www.mathletes.ie. Pupils can register in a personal capacity as well as registering as part of a class/school group.
Participants can compete online through Khan Academy, which qualifies them for the Championship round: 3 playoff events where contestants compete in-person to be named county, provincial, and national champion. Over €20,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded, with the top Student MATHlete of each class receiving a new iPad, and the top Schools receiving a cash award.
The following video gives more information about the competition:
Further information and registration for individuals and classes can be done on the MATHletes website.