Mathletes No Challenge For Swords Student

Mathletes SwordsPictured here is St. Finian's Mathlete, Jordyn Maguire with his winning medals and certificate.

A Swords student has won a top award in the national MATHletes competition. St Finian’s student, Jordyn Maguire beat off stiff competition and came first in all of Dublin and first in all of Ireland in his category.
The Swords school did exceptionally well in the challenging contest; out of 12.000 students who took part nationally, seven St. Finian’s students made it to the final, which places them in the top five per cent of all entrants. The final took place in Google headquarters on the 18th of April. The school’s finalists were Jordyn Maguire, Prosper Nyarko, Narimantas Bartkus, Manasseh Ekundayo, Habib Abdul Hamid, Marc Ross and Genifer Iordan. On the day they performed very well with Narimantas and Prosper finishing in the top 10 in their category. The school is particularly proud of student Jordyn Maguire who finished first in all of Dublin, Ireland in his category.
MATHletes Challenge is a pioneering maths tournament for Ireland, based on the Khan Academy approach to learning and teaching maths. Over 250 schools across Ireland took part in the online 2015 challenge. Participating students compete online from January to April through the Khan Academy website. There is an individual student challenge and an overall school challenge. Leader boards are updated weekly on the Mathletes website.