How do students play in a contest?

Students who have been entered into a contest will see the title of the contest in the green activity box to the left of their city page. It will appear on the contest start date at 8am (local time).

Below the contest box in the blue panel they will be able to see the number of questions they have left to answer in the contest. When it reaches 0 it means that the student has reached the 1,000 question limit and any questions answered from then on will not count in the contest score.

If the green contest panel is not on the left and they are not able to see the panel with Questions left, it means they might have chosen another activity or the class was not entered into the contest.  


To take part, students play Sumdog's free maths games. In each game, they need to answer maths questions to make progress. They can choose which game they play, while Sumdog automatically adapts its questions. Each correct answer they give counts toward their score.

Students can play in the contest at any time, either at home or at school.

At least ten students from a class must participate in the contest for their class score to be counted on the leader board. If less that ten students from an entered class participate, the students who does take part will still qualify for the individual student leader board and will still receive their participation reward.

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