Math competitions guide

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How to use math competitions

Competitions are a fun way to allow your students to compete with their classmates for a place on the leaderboard either as individuals or as a team. You can create a competition for your class, or classes within the school, and have them compete with each other.

Students will be able to take part in the competition while practicing or revising the skills you have selected for them.

How to create a competition where students compete individually

These instructions explain how to create a competition where students compete individually.

Click ‘Set Work’

Don’t worry if you make an error when setting up the competition, you can edit it after it has been created!

How to create a competition where students compete individually

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

How to create a competition where the students compete in teams

These instructions explain how to create a competition where the students compete in teams.

Click ‘Set Work’.

Click ‘CREATE & VIEW’ in the ‘Competition’ box

Don’t worry if you make an error when setting up the competition, you can edit it after it has been created!

How to edit a competition once it has been created

These instructions explain how to edit all features of a competition once it has been created.

Click ‘Set Work’.

Click ‘CREATE & VIEW’ in the ‘Competition’ box

How to view the results of competition

These instructions explain how to view the results of a competition you have set.

Click ‘Set Work’.

Click ‘CREATE & VIEW’ in the ‘Competition’ box

How to restrict students so that they can only work on the competition you have set

If your students have not been set any other activities, the competition you created will automatically appear on their dashboard. If you have set multiple activities for them, they can click on Tasks to view their list of available activities.

These instructions explain how to restrict your students so that they can only work on the competition you have set.

Click ‘Set work’

How to answer questions in the competition as a student

If your students have not been set any other activities, the competition you created will automatically appear on their dashboard and they should just click ‘Start’. If you have set multiple activities for them, they should follow the instructions below which explain how to answer competition questions.

Click ‘Task’

Frequently asked questions - Math competitions

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Can I see which teams the students have been placed in as part of the competition?

Can I set more than one activity for my students?

I have my students set up in groups: will the system assign them into teams based on this?

Can I choose which questions will be asked during the competition?

My students can’t see the activity I created

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