Lucan Community College students are once again using their Khan Academy accounts to improve their mathematical knowledge. Following on from the success of last year’s Mathletes competition (renamed LearnStorm this year) students can start earning points now for our school and earn real-life rewards, exclusive badges, and a chance to attend the epic final celebration.
Last year a number of our students qualified for the national finals in Google headquarters in Dublin. So please encourage your son/daughter to take some time out of their day to use the Khan Academy website (www.khanacademy.org). Above all, the site encourages students to learn mathematics at their own pace. It encourages independent learning which ties in with our theme this year of ‘Towards Independence’. Students can access resources in many disciplines including science, finance, economics, art, music, history and computer coding/programming. If they are unclear on a topic they can watch videos and learn how to do a particular type of question in the comfort of their own I home and at their own pace.
Many of our 1st/2nd years will be assigned homework using the website over the next while so please help them in this regard where possible.