NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
The Challenge begins 2/24/20 12:00 am (the "Challenge Start Date") and ends 3/22/20 11:59 pm (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.
You must either be a US-based Mathspace for Schools paying customer or a Mathspace for Schools trialing customer to be eligible to participate in the Challenge. During the Challenge, any school can sign up for a trial.
Entries are limited to individuals with Mathspace teacher accounts only ("Teacher").
Your school must have a minimum of 50 students with active Mathspace accounts at the start of the Challenge1. More students can join at any point during the Challenge. If you have less than 50 active students at the beginning of the Challenge, you can still participate, but your score will be calculated as though there were 50 active students.
1 All students from your school that have logged into their accounts since September 1, 2019, will be considered active Mathspace accounts for this competition. The competition is based on participation of all Mathspace users in the entire school - teachers or classes using Mathspace in your school cannot “opt out” of your Challenge results.
To opt in to the Challenge, go to mathspace.co/us/challenge, click "Register My School" and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Application form to receive one (1) School Entry into the Challenge. In order for your Entry to be valid and complete, you must also have a Mathspace teacher account. If you do not have a Mathspace teacher account, a Mathspace representative will contact you to set up your account. If you do not hear from a Mathspace representative within 5 days of your submission, please contact us at [email protected]
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 dividing the total number of points earned by the students at the school over the given time period by the number of active students at the school.
The overall winning school is calculated by:
[Total points (week 1) + Total points (week 2) + Total points (week 3) + Total points (week 4)] ÷ Total active students
The weekly winning school is calculated by:
[Total points (week n) ÷ Total active students]
Grand Prizes: The top 3 schools with the highest number of Challenge Points between the Challenge start date and the Challenge end date will be the winners. If there is a tie, the total mastery earned by students in a school will be considered in determining the winner. (Tie-breaker metric subject to change)
Weekly Rewards: The top school with the highest Challenge Score, except for the final week, will win a weekly bonus reward2. The count for the Weekly Bonus reward is reset every week3.
2 Schools may only win the weekly prize once; in the event of a school winning multiple weeks, the school with the next highest Challenge score for that week will be deemed the weekly winner.
3 Weekly points are reset each Sunday at 7pm EST.
Mathspace reserves the right to disqualify any participating school 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 dates: 3/2/20, 3/9/20, and 3/16/20
Prize claim: We will contact the winners, and arrange the delivery of the prizes directly.
Notification date: 3/25/20
Prize claim: To be negotiated with school
If a Prize is forfeited for any reason, the entrant with the next highest score may be contacted as an alternate winner.
For each of the first three weeks, the leading school will win a school-wide pizza party for all of the participating students.
4 Prize includes: Round trip flights for two teachers to choice of NCTM Chicago or St. Louis from winner’s location; accommodation for the duration of the NCTM conference; entry to NCTM conference; $50 per day per person to cover incidental costs (food, airport transfers, etc). If winners are unable to attend NCTM Annual Conference in 2020, they have the option of choosing to attend one of the NCTM Regional conferences in 2020. Otherwise, this prize must be taken as stated, and is not exchangeable or redeemable for cash or other goods or services.
Note: A school is only eligible to win the weekly reward once. If a school wins more than one weekly reward, we will reward the next highest school instead.
The top 10 students in each school with the highest number of points between the Challenge start date and the Challenge end date will receive digital certificates to recognize their efforts during the Challenge.
The top 100 students nationwide with the highest number of points between the Challenge start date and the Challenge end date will also receive digital certificates to recognize their efforts during the Challenge.
All participating schools will receive a digital participation certificate for students.
The names of the Top 10 schools in each division will be posted on this Website during the course of the Challenge.
At the end of the Challenge, after verification, we will announce the Top 3 Schools and will post about the winning schools on this Website, as well as our social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.