Growth
Challenge
February 11 - March 24
Join our 6 week challenge for the chance to win $3,000 for your school plus a trip to NCTM!
Challenge
Challenge
This Challenge is all about rewarding growth. It’s open to all US schools, whether you’re a new user or already using Mathspace!
We're looking for the schools that are achieving the highest growth in mathematics.
Everyone can get involved, from 3rd Grade to Precalculus. During the 6 week Challenge, new schools can use Mathspace for free.
We'll track your students’ growth, and the winning school will be the one where students achieve the highest number of points, with the greatest rate of student participation.
How it works
1
Join the Challenge
To get the ball rolling, sign up here.
2
Get Mathspace
If you're not already using Mathspace, we'll set you up for free.
3
Set tasks
Over the 6 weeks, assign your students Mathspace tasks.
4
Track growth
Your students can track their points on Mathspace. You can track your school's rank on the leaderboard or via our weekly emails.
5
Collect rewards
Every week the top school will get rewarded. At the end, the top school will win the grand prize.
Prizes
Grand Prize
1st Place
  • $3,000 check for your school
  • Trip for two teachers to NCTM Annual Conference 2019 in San Diego. See terms and conditions for details.
  • 1st place trophy
  • 1st place certificates for all students
  • Winner logo for school website
2nd Place
  • $1,000 Amazon gift card to purchase technology or math classroom supplies
  • 2nd place trophy
  • 2nd place certificates for all students
  • 2nd place logo for school website
Weekly Prize
3rd Place
  • $500 Amazon gift card to purchase technology or math classroom supplies
  • 3rd place trophy
  • 3rd place certificate for all students
  • 3rd place logo for school website
Certificate
Weekly Rewards
Every week the top school for each division will win a pizza party for all participating students. That means there are two pizza parties to be won every week! Weekly prizes can only be won once per school during the challenge. Read our FAQ to find out more.
All participating schools will get digital participation certificates for students
How do I join?
Simply fill out the entry form and someone from our team will be in touch to set you up.
Leaderboard
Last updated:Mar 26, 2019 at 12:37AM UTC
Overall Leaderboard
Weekly Leaderboard
Position
School
Challenge Score
1
Southeast Middle
2,287,206
2
Erwin Middle
1,731,253
3
China Grove Middle
664,175
4
West Rowan Middle
659,840
5
Corriher Lipe Middle
627,577
6
AIMS at UNM
524,107
7
Forest Brook Elem School
483,769
8
Knox Middle School (IN)
471,773
9
Thornton Jr HS
305,031
10
Buena Park Jr High
303,516
11
Bretton Woods Elem School
301,280
12
Mineola High School
263,055
13
Northeastern Middle School
243,946
14
Pennfield HS (MI)
237,722
15
Cornelia Connelly Center
235,716
16
DaVinci Academy
231,763
17
McAuliffe International School
229,253
18
Lineville Intermediate (HSSD)
194,570
19
Tremont District 702
193,731
20
North Rowan Middle
186,753
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the key dates for the challenge?
A: These are the key dates to keep in your calendar!
February 11 2019 - The Challenge kicks off
February 18 2019 - Week 1 Pizza Party winner announced
February 25 2019 - Week 2 Pizza Party winner announced
March 4 2019 - Week 3 Pizza Party winner announced
March 11 2019 - Week 4 Pizza Party winner announced
March 18 2019 - Week 5 Pizza Party winner announced
March 24 2019 - The Challenge closes
March 27 2019 - 1st, 2nd and 3rd place challenge winners announced
Q: Is there any cost to join the Challenge?
A: No! It's free to join. If you don't already use Mathspace, we will set you up with a temporary free account so that you can participate.
Q: Do I have to be using Mathspace already to join the Challenge?
A: No! We want all US schools to join, so we will set you up with a free account for the duration of the Challenge.
Q: How do you pick the winners?
A: The winning schools will be the ones with the highest number of points scored for the period. To keep this fair, we will also factor in the participation rate of students in a school to rank the leaderboard. Read more about this in the Challenge Terms & Conditions.
For instance, if a school signs up with 200 students for the competition, the total challenge points earned by the school will be multiplied by the participation rate of those 200 students. Your school must have a minimum of 40 students with active Mathspace accounts to be eligible to participate in the Challenge.
Q: What are points and how are they calculated?
A: Points are awarded to students based on effort and engagement. The more questions the student attempts, the more points they earn. The points system encourages the students to work on new questions that they haven't tried before. Read about how points are calculated.
Q: How is the participation rate calculated?
A: A school’s participation rate is calculated by dividing the total number of students who have earned points on Mathspace over the total number of students with active accounts for that school year.
Q: How can I keep track of how my students are performing?
A: The top 20 schools will be recorded on our leaderboard. Your school will also get a weekly email with your ranking.
Q: How do the weekly pizza party prizes work?
A: Each week, the leading schools can win a pizza party. To keep things fair, and to give every school the best chance of winning, we have created two divisions:
  1. The leading school with more than 150 active student accounts *
  2. The leading school with 40 to 150 active student accounts, inclusive *
The number of active student accounts used to determine the division will be calculated by counting all students from your school that have logged into their accounts between August 1, 2018 and 11:59pm UTC on Saturday, February 23, 2019 (the end of week 2). The online leaderboard will still reflect one category.
If you are unsure which division you are in, please contact us.