Student mathletes celebrate LearnStorm challenge

Nearly 300 students from 70 Idaho schools were greeted with pom-poms and cheers at Albertsons Stadium on Saturday — in celebration of a nine-week math challenge.

The Khan Academy, a free, educational website, launched LearnStorm Idaho in January, a math challenge that more than 35,000 Idaho students from 400 schools participated in.

“The program helped students challenge themselves and find their own path in math,” said Cora Larson, a lead teacher at Horseshoe Bend Elementary.

The final celebration hosted students from across the state who demonstrated ability in math and a distinctive amount of hustle. Students earned two types of points during the challenge. “Mastery points” represented understanding of math skills and students earned “hustle points” when they demonstrated perseverance and grit in learning a new skill.

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“LearnStorm helped my brain grow a lot,” said Colby Swan, a third-grader at Horseshoe Bend Elementary. “The Khan Academy videos helped me reflect on my learning, which made me think out problems better.”

Idaho students completed more than six million math problems and spent nearly 90,000 hours on Khan Academy.

“If LearnStorm comes back next year I will do it again,” said Genesis Cornejo, an eighth-grader at Lone Star Middle School. “I struggle with math and I enjoyed the videos because I would watch lessons until I understood the topic.”

Students in Idaho joined the Bay Area, Chicago and Ireland as one of only four regions to participate in the challenge. Students earned points to unlock real-life rewards for themselves and their schools by practicing math skills aligned to standards on Khan Academy. Students in grades three through 12 participated.

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LearnStorm results:

Mastery Leaderboard, Cup 1

  1. Meridian Middle School, Meridian
  2. O’Leary Middle School, Twin Falls
  3. Hazel Stuart Elementary School, Shelley
  4. Robert Stuart Junior High School, Twin Falls
  5. Irving Middle School, Pocatello
  6. West Middle School, Nampa
  7. Twin Falls High School, Twin Falls
  8. Temple View Elementary School, Idaho Falls
  9. Discovery Elementary School, Meridian

Hustle Leaderboard, Cup 1

  1. West Middle School, Nampa
  2. Hazel Stuart Elementary School, Shelley
  3. Lone Star Middle School, Nampa
  4. Meridian Middle School, Meridian
  5. East Valley Middle School, Nampa
  6. Riverstone International School, Boise
  7. Irving Middle School, Pocatello
  8. Idaho Arts Charter School, Nampa
  9. Temple View Elementary School, Idaho Falls

Mastery Points Per Eligible Student Leaderboard, Cup 1

  1. Hazel Stuart Elementary School, Shelley
  2. Dietrich School, Dietrich
  3. Thatcher Elementary School, Thatcher
  4. Adams Elementary School, Boise
  5. Temple View Elementary School, Idaho Falls
  6. Owyhee Elementary School, Nampa
  7. Tendoy Elementary School, Pocatello
  8. Dora Erickson Elementary School, Idaho Falls
  9. Ethel Boyes Elementary School, Idaho Falls

Hustle Points Per Eligible Student Leaderboard, Cup 1

  1. Hazel Stuart Elementary School, Shelley
  2. Riverstone International School, Boise
  3. West Middle School, Nampa
  4. Temple View Elementary School, Idaho Falls
  5. Garden Valley School, Garden Valley
  6. Silver Creek High School, Hailey
  7. Adams Elementary Schools, Boise
  8. St. Paul’s Catholic School, Nampa
  9. Marsing High School, Marsing

Mastery Leaderboard, Cup 2

  1. Meridian Middle School, Meridian
  2. O’Leary Middle School, Twin Falls
  3. West Minico Middle School, Paul
  4. Owyhee Elementary School, Nampa
  5. Hazel Stuart Elementary School, Shelley
  6. Robert Stuart Junior High School, Twin Falls
  7. Temple View Elementary School, Idaho Falls
  8. West Middle School, Nampa
  9. Irving Middle School, Pocatello

Hustle Leaderboard, Cup 2

  1. Hazel Stuart Elementary School, Shelley
  2. Meridian Middle School, Meridian
  3. West Middle School, Nampa
  4. Temple View Elementary School, Idaho Falls
  5. Lone Star Middle School, Nampa
  6. East Valley Middle School, Nampa
  7. O’Leary Middle School, Twin Falls
  8. Idaho Arts Charter School, Nampa
  9. Garden Valley School, Garden Valley

Mastery Points Per Eligible Student Leaderboard, Cup 2

  1. Owyhee Elementary School, Nampa
  2. West Minico Middle School, Paul
  3. Hazel Stuart Elementary School, Shelley
  4. Temple View Elementary School, Idaho Falls
  5. Thatcher Elementary School, Thatcher
  6. Silver Creek High School, Hailey
  7. St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Boise
  8. Dietrich School, Dietrich
  9. Horseshoe Bend Elementary School, Horseshoe Bend

Hustle Points Per Eligible Student Leaderboard, Cup 2

  1. Hazel Stuart Elementary School, Shelley
  2. Garden Valley School, Garden Valley
  3. Temple View Elementary School, Idaho Falls
  4. Owyhee Elementary School, Nampa
  5. Notus Elementary School, Notus
  6. Initial Point High School, Kuna
  7. Wilder Elementary School, Wilder
  8. Marsing High School, Marsing
  9. St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Boise

Mastery Leaderboard, Cup 3

  1. Twin Falls High School, Twin Falls
  2. Meridian Middle School, Meridian
  3. Temple View Elementary School, Idaho Falls
  4. O’Leary Middle School, Twin Falls
  5. Irving Middle School, Pocatello
  6. St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Boise
  7. North Idaho Charter School, Rathdrum
  8. Idaho Arts Charter School, Nampa
  9. Hazel Stuart Elementary School, Shelley

Hustle Leaderboard, Cup 3

  1. Garden Valley School, Garden Valley
  2. Meridian Middle School, Meridian
  3. Lone Star Middle School, Nampa
  4. East Valley Middle School, Nampa
  5. Idaho Arts Charter School, Nampa
  6. Kimberly Middle School, Kimberly
  7. Pat Anderson School, Caldwell
  8. St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Boise
  9. Hazel Stuart Elementary School, Shelley

Mastery Points Per Eligible Student Leaderboard, Cup 3

  1. Grace Elementary School, Grace
  2. Horseshoe Bend Elementary School, Horseshoe Bend
  3. Temple View Elementary School, Idaho Falls
  4. St. Paul’s Catholic School, Nampa
  5. Marian Pritchett Memorial School, Boise
  6. St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Boise
  7. Notus Elementary School, Notus
  8. Dietrich School, Dietrich
  9. Owyhee Elementary School, Nampa

Hustle Points Per Eligible Student Leaderboard, Cup 3

  1. Garden Valley School, Garden Valley
  2. Horseshoe Bend Elementary School, Horseshoe Bend
  3. Marsing Elementary School, Marsing
  4. St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Boise
  5. Dietrich School, Dietrich
  6. St. Paul’s Catholic School, Nampa
  7. Riverstone International School, Boise
  8. Grace Lutheran School, Pocatello
  9. Notus Elementary School, Notus