13th October - 21st October 2018






Plus Special Trophy!

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Top Students is on the lookout for the top maths school in Ireland! This online maths competition will invite all schools across the country to compete with each other across the 9 day challenge period of Maths Week Ireland.

Students complete maths activities, which in turn contributes medal points to your school's tally!

Lessons are automatically assigned to students based on their age, so it's very simple to get started! Teachers may further personalise their students' learning by assigning specific Mangahigh lessons to them using our easy-to-use teaching platform - however, this is NOT essential for participation.

This is a great opportunity to see the impact digital game-based learning can have on your students whilst also increasing the profile of maths across the school. It's free to join, and there are amazing prizes up for grabs!

What is the Ireland Ninja Challenge?

How does the competition work?

With Mangahigh, students have full access to awesome math lessons all day, every day. This means students can work through the lessons at home, or in class - providing a great opportunity to see the impact digital games-based learning can have on students, while also dramatically raising the profile of math at your school.

Students are extremely enthusiastic about such challenges and teachers often use this as an opportunity to set extra work for students during the period of the challenge.

Students earn medal points by completing curriculum-aligned games and adaptive quizzes on Mangahigh. All points accumulate towards the school's running total which places the school on the Asia Math Competition Leaderboard.


The Mangahigh system automatically provides a list of activities for your students to complete, based on their age, and performance on various topics. These are found under the Recommended section on the Students Page.


During the period of the challenge, you may also assign extra activities to your students. To do this, you will need a Mangahigh Teacher Account. It's very simple! Here's a quick guide 


The GOAL for students is to earn as many medal points by completing lessons to achieve either a Bronze standard, Silver standard or Gold standard. Every Bronze standard achieved collects 1 medal point, a Silver standard achieved is worth 2 medal points, and a Gold standard achieved adds 3 medal points. A maximum of 3 points can be earned per activity

Earn 150+ pts

Earn a Gold Medal

1. Register your interest in the competition by filling out the form below and selecting a training session that suits you and other members of staff.

2. Inform other teachers in your school about the competition. If they can't make the same training date as you, they are welcome to sign-up independently and pick a different training date. Note, the more teachers from your school that participate, the better your chances of winning the competition. 

3. We'll set up the student accounts for your school (if you are new to Mangahigh). To speed things up, please send your student list as an Excel file arranged in three columns (first name, last name, and class) to ASAP.

Alternatively, if you'd prefer to take part in the competition with generic logins (i.e. Student 1, Student 2 etc) then all you need to do is email with the number of logins you need and how these should be split into classes. For example:

Class 1 = 30 logins

Class 2 = 28 logins

Class 3 = 33 logins

You can have as many student logins split into as many classes as you'd like. If you're not sure of the breakdown per class, simply email us the total number of students you'd like to take part.

If your students already have Mangahigh logins set up, you can use these. If your students already have Mangahigh logins set up, but you would like to issue them with new ones during the competition to allow for more point scoring opportunity, just email

How do I get started?

Teacher Poster

Student Poster


REGISTER NOW! (teachers only)

Teachers, to register your school for the competition, please complete the below form. Also email letting us know the number of student logins you require and we'll get everything set up for you as soon as possible. 

Students, please do not complete the below form, this is for teachers only. Please speak to your teacher if you are not sure of your Mangahigh login details.
Complimentary Training Session

By signing up you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy.

The competition is open to all Secondary and Primary Schools in Ireland, regardless of school size, location and previous experience with You are welcome to enrol as many teachers and students as you like.


Who should participate?

Key Dates

You are highly encouraged to attend one of the training session. If you can't make these times, please get in touch with and we'll arrange for you to attend an alternate session, or provide alternative support to assist you in getting ready.


Maths Week Ireland 2018 Training Dates

Monday 1st October @ 3:45pm

Thursday 4th October @ 3:45pm

Monday 8th October @ 3:45pm

Friday 12th October @ 3:45pm

Saturday 13th October 2018 Competition starts 10:00am

Sunday 21st October 2018 Competition ends 5:00pm





What is Mangahigh?

Featuring a powerful suite of classroom management and analytical tools, Mangahigh provides teachers with everything they need to teach maths in a fun and engaging way. is an online platform for delivering maths education in schools. Currently in use by over 5000 schools globally, Mangahigh helps deliver the curriculum through purpose built games and game-like activities to support and engage 21st century learners.

Mangahigh's maths content library offers comprehensive coverage of the  Curriculum for ages 5 - 16.

The careful designed lessons balance behaviourist approach that encourages procedural fluency with rigorous pedagogy and the clear explanation of concepts.


When are the dates of the competition?

The competition will run from 13th October to the 21st October 2018.

Is there a COST to my school?

The Math Challenge is FREE for schools to participate in and there is NO obligation to continue to use the Mangahigh after the challenge.

How many teachers / students need to participate from each school?

You are encouraged to enroll as many teachers and students as you like. However, to be eligible, your school must have a minimum of two teachers and two classes taking part. 

What do I need to do to participate?

Register your interest by completing the form above.

What format are the training sessions and how long will they last?

The training sessions are webinars that usually last between 30 - 45min. The sessions are titled 'How to win the Maths Ninja Competition' and cover handy tips for the competition, and ensure you know how to get maximum benefit out of

What age levels does Mangahigh cover?

Mangahigh covers the Republic of Ireland Curriculum, the English and Wales National Curriculum, plus over 30 international curricula for students aged 5-16.

What types of activities are available on Mangahigh?

Mangahigh offers 700+ activities split between arcade-style games and traditional quizzes.

What locations are eligible to participate?

This event is open to registered schools located in Ireland.

How will you protect students' personal data?

Please look at our privacy policy at

What if I have other questions?

Contact us at:

Terms and Conditions

1. To enter the Maths Week Ireland Ninja Challenge your school must be located in Ireland and have a school account on  

2. The Term of the challenge will run from 10:00 BST 13 October through to 17:00 BST 21 October 2018.

3. Only bona fide schools are eligible to compete in the challenge. Home schools or non-school organisations are not eligible.

4. Only bona fide students are eligible to participate in the challenge. Schools with anything more than experimental use from academic staff during the term of the challenge may be excluded from the challenge.

5. Any foul play, cheating, or attempted manipulation of the results will result in a permanent exclusion of the offending school from the challenge. Mangahigh's judgment on this point will be final.

6. In the event of an exact tie, Mangahigh's judges will take into account school spirit, and the number of skills mastered per participating student, to determine a single winner. The judges' decision will be final.

7. The winning school will be announced by Monday 17th September 2018. The winner will be notified by email.

8. By entering the competition the winner agrees to participate in such reasonable promotional activity and material as Mangahigh may require.

9. This competition will be operated by Blue Duck Education Ltd, 3rd Floor, 26 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1DS.

10. Please read our Privacy Policy which tells you how we use any personal information we may collect about you by entering a competition.

11. Mangahigh will offer full and unrestricted access to all participating schools for the duration of the competition.

12. The competition will only run if there are a MINIMUM of fifteen schools taking part. 

13. All students earning 150+ new medal points during the period of the challenge will win a real Mangahigh medal, which will be sent to their school after the competition ends.

14. The top ten schools on the leaderboard at 17:00 BST on 21st October 2018 will be announced by Monday 22nd October 2018. Prizes will be forwarded to winning students and teachers within 4 weeks of the completion of the challenge. 

15. Amazon voucher prizes will be awarded to the school and it is the Headteacher's choice as to how they wish to spend the voucher.

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