This Challenge is all about rewarding students for their effort. So during the Challenge, you should try and do as much math as possible, and encourage your classmates to do the same.
We will keep track of the average number of points that your class earns over the course of the Challenge. This means we will add up the points that your class earns, and divide them by the number of students in your class.
We'll be rewarding the top class per grade level for 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II.
Points are awarded to students based on effort and engagement. The more questions students attempt and get correct, 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.
Note: Students can earn points for all types of tasks except for Fast Track tasks on Mathspace.
The Challenge Score is calculated by taking the total number of Mathspace points earned by participating students in a class, divided by the total number of students in that class ("Challenge Score"). In short, it shows the average number of points per student in each class.
Students may earn points by working on content at their grade level, and on content one grade below and above their grade level.
The Challenge begins 11/12/19 12:00 am (the "Challenge Start Date") and ends 12/13/19 11:59pm (the "Challenge End Date") UTC, such period referred to herein as the "Challenge Period." This is a skill-based Challenge and chance plays no part in the determination of any Winner.
All Virginia Beach County Public Schools classes, using Mathspace for 6th, 7th, 8th grade courses, or Algebra I, Geometry or Algebra II courses, are eligible to participate in the Challenge.
Grand Prizes: There are six competition categories, three in middle school (6th, 7th and 8th grade) and three in high school (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II). Prizes will be awarded to the top three classes for each of three grade levels across all VBCPS middle schools. Prizes will also
No teacher may win more than one prize, regardless of how many of their classes are in the top three placings. If a teacher has multiple classes in the top three placings, their class with the highest Challenge Score will be awarded the prize.
It's possible that you find two classes with the same name. You can identify them on the leaderboard by the class ID number.
To see your class ID:
Mathspace reserves the right to disqualify any participating class we deem to be acting in a way that gives them an unfair or unethical advantage in the Challenge. This includes, but is not limited to
Notification date: 12/18/19
If a Prize is forfeited for any reason, the entrant with the next highest score may be contacted as an alternate winner.
The names of the Top 10 classes in each category will be posted on this Website during the course of the Challenge.