How to take part in a contest as a student

These instructions explain how students can take part once their teacher has entered them into the contest.

Students will be able to view the contest as their current activity on their dashboard, provided that no other work assessments, challenges, or competitions have been set for them by a teacher, and that their Math diagnostic has been completed. If they have selected another activity during the contest period, they can reselect the contest as their activity as follows:

student dashboard with arrow to tasks

Step 1

Have the student log onto their account, then choose the option ‘Tasks’.

list of tasks on student page

Step 2

The name of the contest should be available as one of your student’s activities.

If the contest is not visible, it means they are logged onto an account which has not been entered into the contest.

list of tasks on student page with arrow to contest

Step 3

Click on the contest name to select it as the primary activity.

contest on pupil page

Step 4

The contest should now appear as the current activity your student is working on.

The ‘Questions Left’ should also now be visible. This will show your student how many questions they have left to answer in the contest.

Sumdog contests have a maximum question limit of 1,000. A student can still answer questions after they reach this limit, but they will not count towards the contest score for the class.

How to take part in a contest as a student

This video shows a walk-through of the steps described above.

Students can answer questions at any time during the period of the contest. That means at school, or at home.

Note: Only those questions answered while a Sumdog Maths Contest is selected as the chosen activity will count towards the contest score. If a student has been answering questions that are not part of the contest, they will not be added to the contest score. It’s still a great thing to see though!

Once a contest has started you will be able to view the contest leaderboard. You can find out more details here about how to view the contest score for your own class.

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