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 Competition be used for my class or school?

 

Competitions are a fun way to have your students compete with their classmates for a place in the leader board either as individuals or as a team. You can create a completion for your class or classes within the school and have them compete with each other.l. 

 

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 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 the classes you can use the Student filter on the top left. Untick 'Only my students' you will now be able to see all the classes in the school account.

 

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: You will now be able to set up the Competition.

 

Name - give your Competition a tile, this will be what the students will see on their account. The title will help them identify the activity in their Tasks list.

You can also write a little good luck message for the class.

The Activity starts and Activity ends - this will be the period that the competition will be visible on the student's account. 

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

Students take part - to have them compete as individuals tick the option 'as individuals'. 

 

Click 'Create' to create the competition.

 

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Don’t worry if you make an error when setting up the activity. You can edit the activity after it has been created.

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How do I create 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 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 the classes you can use the Student filter on the top left. Untick 'Only my students' you will now be able to see all the classes in the school account.

 

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:

 

Name - give your Competition a tile, this will be what the students will see on their account. The title will help them identify the activity in their Tasks list.

You can also write a little good luck message for the class.

The Activity starts and Activity ends - this will be the period that the competition will be visible on the student's account. 

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

Students take part - to have them compete as individuals tick the option 'as individuals'. 

 

Click 'Create'

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Don’t worry if you make an error when setting up the activity. You can edit the activity after it has been created.

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Can I edit the Competition once it is 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 with 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 date or end date of a challenge, 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 from the Competition?

 

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

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 '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 and you will be able to view the leaderboards.

If you have set them up in teams you can see the team score.

Below you will be able to view the student's individual score

  • 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 activity you created will appear on their dashboard, they can also click on Tasks to view their list of avilable activities.

On your teacher account there is an option to restrict your class to a specific activity. Once you have logged into your teacher account:

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 Challenge, 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 All Math Topic activity as follows.

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

Step 2: Select the activity from the activity selection.

In this example, the Competition activity is tilted '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.

If they use the up/down scroll arrow that can see the leaderboard. 

If you have set up the competitions for the students to take part as a team 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.  Annotation_2020-05-22_144902.png

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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 on the result page you will be able to see the team name, however, you will not be able to see which students are part of that team. To view which teams the students are pace 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 will see the activity which is ending the soonest. However, they can click on their Task box to view all the activities they have available. They will just need to 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 activity

You are able to select which topic or skills you would like your student to focus on as part of the All Math Topic activity. You are not able to set individual questions however. 

 

 

My students can’t see the  activity I created

If your student is not able to view the activity you have set them in their Tasks box, first ensure your student is 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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