Last year, over 13,000 schools took part in Sumdog's free math contests. Now Sumdog is working with educational professionals nationwide to run the largest series of contests the country has ever seen.
Once you've entered one of the math contests, students compete by playing Sumdog's games. Sumdog games are free to play, before, during and after the contest.
Aimed at grades 1 through 8, Sumdog adapts its questions to each student's ability, so every student has a good chance of winning. Teachers can restrict the range of questions by setting 'default skills'. Sumdog reserves the right to disqualify schools that misuse this feature to gain an unfair advantage.
Students are ranked on the number of correct answers and on average answer speed if there is a tie. To make contests fair for students with limited access to computers, every student is limited to 1000 questions. However, it's fun to take part even if students only answer a few questions.
To be fair to schools of all sizes, schools are ranked on the average number of correct answers. Only 15 students from each school needs to participate for the school to appear on the leader board.
The contest will start February 7th and will end on February 13th.
Students can access the website at school and at home at www.sumdog.com.
Each student is assigned a username and password in their computer lab class. If they would like to participate at home, the student will need to write their login information down when they are in computer class.
Start time: 8 am Friday
End time: 8 pm the following Thursday