Opportunity for classrooms to collaborate and compete, with prizes up for grabs.
The popular game-based learning programme SplashLearn announced the first UK edition of its massively popular SpringBoard Maths Challenge today. The free to enter maths competition is a calendar marked event and is highly anticipated by teachers. SpringBoard Maths Challenge 2021 is open to all classes from Year 1 to Year 6 in the UK and will run from March 1st–May 9th.
All primary school classes can participate. After creating an account on SplashLearn, teachers can enrol their class for SpringBoard 2021. Once enrolled, all the maths problems the students solve will earn them points, which will count towards the total class score. The best performing classes with the highest points win weekly prizes at both the regional and national level, with West Midlands being one region. The winners will be announced at the end of SpringBoard. Prizes worth in excess of £8,000 are up for grabs.
“SpringBoard is a one of its kind maths challenge which brings students together in an environment that enables competition as well as collaboration. This year the competition assumes a new meaning as different classes compete with each other but are also coming together, learning together and are also having fun – something they haven’t been able to do this year,” said Joy Deep Nath, Co-founder, SplashLearn.
“It is crucial that children don’t fall behind with maths during this period of school closures. The SpringBoard Maths Challenge will help reduce the attainment gap, providing children with a fun and secure way to practice with their peers!” said Arpit Jain, CEO and Co-founder, SplashLearn. “We are excited to launch this competition in all regions of the UK. I wish all the regions and every school the greatest success.”
The Springboard Maths Challenge 2021 is free to enter and is designed to give teachers and schools the opportunity to engage their primary students through fun maths challenges aligned to the national curriculum. The ten week challenge will allow students to master their maths skills and enter the new class with confidence, whilst having fun throughout the process. The competition is being rolled out across all regions of the UK including Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, West Midlands, East Midlands, South West, South East, East of England and Greater London. For more information about the SpringBoard Maths Challenge 2021, visit this page.
Catering for Year-1 to Year 6, the SplashLearn programme is available free of charge to all schools and teachers in the UK. The maths content covers more than 570 skills through 2000 activities and games. The registration for teachers and entry to the competition is already open. Teachers can sign up for the SpringBoard Maths Challenge 2021 here.