International Maths & Science Challenge 2023
A fun celebration of Maths & Science learning, this 3-day online competition is a fun and engaging opportunity for students to revise and learn Maths & Science content on the Education Perfect platform.
When is the event?
The event will be open from Tuesday 7 February (12 pm SGT) until Thursday 9 February (12 pm SGT) 2023.
Competition content is aimed at students learning Maths or Science at Key Stage 3, and students can participate as much or as little as they like.
Students will be able to earn points by answering questions from the competition content folder. See the content section for additional details.
Who can take part?
This challenge is open to all schools globally that are currently subscribing to Education Perfect, excluding Australia and New Zealand. Eligible schools have been invited to participate via email.
If you have not received an invite, please reach out to our team.
How do students compete?
Students will need an account to participate and can be set up by following our guide.
- Students will log in to EP, and complete any of the selected Maths and Science activities.
- Students earn points for correct answers regardless of lesson difficulty or chosen subject. The more questions they complete, the more points they earn!
- Students can independently access and complete Maths or Science content during the event, but will also earn points for any teacher-assigned tasks. This way, you can choose whether to direct students to particular activities or let them choose the content they wish to complete for the challenge.
Check out our full student participation guide, and download and share our tips for students flyer.
How much time will it require?
We know that teaching schedules are jam-packed, which is why we've designed this competition to be as flexible as possible. You do not need to allocate class time to take part, and there is no minimum amount of time required.
There is also no need for any prior teaching or specific preparation required for the event.
What content is included?
Students will be able to earn points by completing lessons from the competition content folders. Topics include a range of science and maths activities suited to students in Key Stage 3.
Students may choose to complete content from just one topic or from several! All activities are designed to be completed independently.
This event contains a wide range of interactive, auto-marked activities within the topics below.
We encourage registered teachers to explore the Maths and Science content before the competition begins to determine which of their students may enjoy the competition.
Teachers are welcome to register students working at a lower level if they feel confident that they can access the competition content and enjoy the experience.
How can I support my students?
Encourage them to get involved! The best way to support them is to help them to log in, then keep an eye on the scoreboard and cheer them on.
How could I run this event with my students?
- Allocate one or more of your maths or science lessons to the event and guide students towards specific content (ie revision materials from recent topics);
- Assign the Challenge as a fun homework activity for your students
- Run the Challenge as an extra-curricular event, and offer time for students to participate during lunchtime and/or after school.
Some teachers like to offer additional in-school rewards, such as House Points or Merits, to encourage friendly competition and boost student participation.
How can I promote the event?
If you would like to share this event on your own online networks, feel free to download and share our competition poster and competition tile.
Make sure to tag Education Perfect!
Prizes and certificates
The top 3 schools with the highest average points will be awarded a digital badge that they can display on their school website!
Teachers will be able to download personalised certificates for students who earned an award on the scoreboard. These will become available once the scoreboard has been finalised by the EP team.
More information on how to download certificates can be found here.
The top 3 students overall will be awarded the following:
- First place: $100 NZD Amazon voucher
- Second place: $75 NZD Amazon voucher
- Third place: $50 NZD Amazon voucher
Teachers of the winning students and those from the winning schools will be notified via email.
How can I register my students?
If you would like your students to compete please be sure to register your class. You will then receive an email with the next steps including instructions on how to upload your class. Please see more information on how to upload your classes here.
Please note that students cannot register themselves; the registration process must be completed by a class teacher.
At EP, we take competition integrity very seriously. We recommend that all teachers and competing students check out our full competition rules.
Any students found to be earning points unfairly will be disqualified from the event.
To be able to participate in the International Maths & Science Challenge your school must be registered, and students enrolled on the EP platform.
For assistance with registering or any questions, please contact us.