Competitions

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Find out more about using the Math Competition to set up either class or school competition and have your students complete individually or as a team. You can also find other competitions options below: 

 

 

 

 

How can the Competitions feature be used for my class or school?

 

Competitions are a fun way to have your students 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 practising or revising the skills you have selected for them.

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How do I create a competition and have the students compete individually?

 

Log onto your teacher account and set the competition following the guide below:

Step 1: Click ‘Set Work’.  Annotation_2020-05-19_142906.png
Step 2: Click ‘CREATE & VIEW’ in the ‘Competition’ box.  Annotation_2020-05-21_115750a.png

Step 3: Click on the green 'Create a competition' box at the top.

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Step 4: Tick 'Math' and click on 'Next'.

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Step 5: You will now be able to choose the student/class/classes you would like to include in the competition.

 

By default, your current class will be selected. 

 

To view all of the classes in the school, go to the student filters in the top lefthand corner and untick 'Only my students'.

 

Tick the classes you would like to include.

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If you would like to select individual students from a class, click the blue arrow next to the class name.

 

You will now be able to view a list of students within that class. Tick the names of those you would like to include.

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If you want to deselect a class, click 'Clear All' in the bottom lefthand corner.

 

To select all classes displayed, click on 'Add All'.

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Once you have selected the classes or students, click 'Next'.

Step 6: On this page you will be able to select the skills you would like the students to work on.

 

If you do not want to assign skills to the students, click 'Next' and skip to Step 10.

 

If you do not select any skills, they will by default work on skills assigned by Sumdog. In this case, the questions will be based on their diagnostic test score. 

 

 

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Step 7: If you would like to assign skills to your students, first click 'Deselect all' (on the bottom left of the page).  

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You will now be able to tick the boxes next to each student's name. These will be the students you are assigning the selected skills to.

 

Once you have selected the students, click 'Set Skills'.

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Step 8: On this page you will be able to select the skill you would like the selected students to work on.

 

To filter skills, you can use the Grade/Year level and Topics filters located in the top lefthand corner of the page.

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If you would like to know more details about the skill or see some sample questions, click on the arrow located to the right of each skill.

Click on the '?' to see some sample questions.

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Tick the skills you would like students to work on and click 'Next'.

We normally recommend that you select 1 or 2 skills at most. This is because of the progression system, whereby students will need to get 80% accuracy in each step before they can move onto the next step or skill.

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Step 9: On this page you will see that your chosen skills have been assigned to the relevant students.

 

If you would like to assign skills to the other students, repeat Step 7 to 9.

 

Once you are happy, click 'Next'.

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 Step 10: You will now be able to set up the competition.

 

Name - give your competition a title. Your students will be able to see this title on their accounts, and it will help them identify the activity in their Tasks list.

Message to your students - You can personalize a good luck message for the class.

Activity starts and Activity ends - this is the period during which the competition will be available for your students.

Leaderboard size - this will be the size of the leaderboard visible on the students' accounts. On your teacher account, you will be able to see the leaderboard for all the students.

Students take part - You can choose whether they take part as individuals or as teams. Tick the relevant option.

 

Click 'Create' to create the competition.

 

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

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How do I create a competition and have the students compete in teams?

 

Log onto your teacher account and set the Competition following the guide below:

Step 1: Click ‘Set Work’.  Annotation_2020-05-19_142906.png
Step 2: Click ‘CREATE & VIEW’ in the ‘Competition’ box.  Annotation_2020-05-21_115750a.png

Step 3: Click the green 'Create a competition' box at the top.

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Step 4: Tick 'Math' and click 'Next'.

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Step 5: You will now be able to choose the classes or students you would like to include in the competition.

 

By default, your current class will be selected. 

 

To view all of the classes in the school, go to the student filters in the top lefthand corner and untick 'Only my students'.

 

Tick the classes you would like to include.

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If you would like to select individual students from a class click on the blue arrow next to the class name.

 

You will now be able to view a list of students within that class. Tick the names of the students you would like to include.

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If you want yo deselect any class on the bottom left click on 'Clear All'.

 

To select all classes displayed click on 'Add All'.

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Once you have selected the students/classes click 'Next'.

Step 6: On this page you will be able to select the skills you would like the students to work on.

 

If you do not select any skills by default they will be working on skills assigned by Sumdog. The questions will then be based on their diagnostic test score. 

 

If you do not want to assign skills to the students click 'Next' and skip to Step 10.

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Step 7: If you would like to assign skills to your students first click on 'Deselect all' on the bottom left of the page.  

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You will now be able to tick the boxes next to each student's name. These will be the students you are assigning the selected skills to.

 

Once you have selected the students click on 'Set Skills'.

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Step 8: On this page you will be able to select the skill you would like the selected students to work on.

 

You can use the Grade/Year level and Topic filter on the top left to filter the skills.

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If you would like to know more details about the skill or see some sample questions click on the downwards pointing arrow on the right next to each skill.

Click on the '?' to see some sample questions.

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Tick the skills you would like to students work on and click 'Next'.

We normally recommend that you select 1 or at most 2 skills. This is due to the progression system where the students will need to get an 80% accuracy in each step before they can move onto the next step or skill.

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Step 9: On this page you will see that the selected students are assigned the skills you have set. 

 

If you would like to assign skills to the other students repeat Step 7 to 9.

 

Once you are happy click 'Next'

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Step 10: To have the students take part as teams tick the option 'in teams' under 'Students take part'.

 

 

 

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Step 11: You will now need to set up the team name.

 

Team names - If this is your first time creating the teams click on 'Create new set of team names'.

If you had created the teams before you can select them from the dropdown box.

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Step 12: At the top give a name to this set of teams.

 

In this example, we have gone with 'Team Set A'.

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Step 13: You can now key in the names of the teams you would like to place the students into.

 

To confirm the set up click on the blue tick.

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Once you have created at least 2 or more teams click on 'Save'.

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Step 14: Scroll down and you will be able to select which team you would like to place the students into.

 

You will need to assign the students manually to their teams. Select the name from the dropdown box next to each student.

 

If you select 'Put students into teams automatically' the system will assign them into random teams. 

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Step 15: Before you create the competition remember to fill in the competition details:

 

Step 10: You will now be able to set up the competition.

 

Name - give your competition a title. Your students will be able to see this title on their accounts, and it will help them identify the activity in their Tasks list.

Message to your students - You can personalize a good luck message for the class.

Activity starts and Activity ends - this is the period during which the competition will be available for your students.

Leaderboard size - this will be the size of the leaderboard visible on the students' accounts. On your teacher account, you will be able to see the leaderboard for all the students.

Students take part - You can choose whether they take part as individuals or as teams. Tick the relevant option.

Click 'Create'.

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

 

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Can I edit the Competition once it has been created?

 

Yes, you can edit an existing activity using the guide below:

Step 1: Click ‘Set Work’.  Annotation_2020-05-19_142906.png
Step 2: Click ‘CREATE & VIEW’ in the ‘Competition’ box.  Annotation_2020-05-21_115750a.png
Step 3: Click on 'edit' next to the competition you would like to edit.  Annotation_2020-05-22_141709a.png
Step 4: Click ‘Next’. This will scroll through the set up pages. Keep clicking until you find the page including details you would like to edit.  
You can add or remove a student from the activity on the Choose Student Page. Either tick or untick a student to remove or include them in the activity and click ‘Next’.  Annotation_2020-05-21_121428.png

You can edit the skills your students will be working on, on the Choose Skills Page.

Click on ‘Set skills’ to either add skills or remove a skill.


To add a skill, tick the skill you would like to include.


To remove a previously selected skill, click on the X next to the skills.


Click ‘Next’ to continue to the next page.
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If you need to change the start or end date, or the correct answer target, you can do this on the 'Create Challenge' Page.

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Step 5: Click ‘Save’ to confirm the changes.

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How can I view the results of the competition?

 

Once you have logged into your teacher account you will be able to view the results for your competition:

Step 1: Click ‘Set Work’.  Annotation_2020-05-19_142906.png
Step 2: Click ‘CREATE & VIEW’ in the ‘Competition’ box.  Annotation_2020-05-21_115750a.png
Step 3: Click 'view' next to the competition you would like to view the results for.  Annotation_2020-05-22_141709b.png
Step 4: Click 'Show results'  

Step 5: A pie chart will be displayed detailing how many children have:

  • Started
  • Completed
  • Not started 

Scroll down to view the leaderboards.

If you have set them up in teams, you will see the team scores.

Below the team leaderboard, you will be able to view each individual student's score, including:

  • Questions attempted
  • Questions correct
  • Accuracy
  • Score
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Step 6: Click ‘Done’ to return to your dashboard.

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How can I make sure my students work on the competition I created?

 

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.

To restrict your students to a certain activity, follow the guide below:

Step 1: Click ‘Set work’.  Annotation_2020-05-19_142906.png

Step 2: Select ‘Live Controls’.

 

If you are assigned to more than one class, here is how you can change the class displayed.

If you need to be assigned to more classes, click here for a how-to guide.

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Step 3: Click ‘RESTRICT’ in the Focus Work box.  Annotation_2020-05-19_172234a.png

Step 4: To restrict your students to a competition, tick the ‘Challenges and Competitions’ option. 


You can select multiple activities.


Your students will be restricted to the selected activity or activities for one hour.

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Step 5: Click ‘Restrict’ to confirm.

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How can my students answer questions in the competition?

 

Once a student is logged into their account, they can participate in the competition by following the steps below:

Step 1: Click ‘Task’.  Annotation_2020-05-22_144305a.png

Step 2: Select the competition from the tasks list.

In this example, the Competition activity is titled 'Class Competition week 2'.

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Step 3: On their dashboard, they can see their current score.

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They can also see when the competition will end.

They can scroll down to view the leaderboard.

If you have set up the competition so that the students take part in teams, then they will see their team placement.

If they are competing as individuals, they will see their individual placement.

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Step 4: Click ‘Start’.  Annotation_2020-05-22_144452a.png

Step 5: Select a Sumdog game to play.

The questions asked in the game will be based on the skills you had selected.

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Common questions 

 

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

If you have set the students into teams, you will be able to see the team name on the results page. To view which teams the students are placed in, you can follow the steps under 'Can I edit the Competition once it is created?'.

 

 

Can I set more than one activity for my students? 

Yes, you can. On their dashboard, your students automatically see the activity which will end the soonest. However, they can click on their Task box to view all the activities that are available for them. They can then select the activity they would like to work on.

 

 

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

No, you will need to manually assign the students into teams for each competition. You can choose to have the system assign the students into teams but this will be assigned at random.

 

 

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

You are able to select which topic or skills you would like your student to focus on as part of the competition. However, you are not able to set individual questions. 

 

 

My students can’t see the  activity I created

Your student should be able to view the competition you have created in their task list. If they can't see it, first ensure they are logging into the correct Sumdog account.

 

Check the login details that your student is using, and ensure they’re not automatically logging onto an old or inactive account. 

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