Northern Hemisphere Maths Competition
Round 1: Monday, 22nd of February 2021
Finalists notified: Wednesday 24th of February 2021 (via email)
Round 2: Friday, 26th of February 2021
Winners announced: Monday 1st of March 2021 (via email)
Who can enter the Competition?
This competition is free and suitable for students in Years 7-12/Grades 6-11. This competition is split into three age categories:
Category 2: Year 9 & 10/Grades 8 & 9
Category 3: Year 11 & 12 /Grades 10 & 11
If you would like your students to compete, please fill out this registration form.
We ask that one teacher per class completes the registration form.
The overall top 3 students from each category will receive an official EP certificate as well as an Amazon voucher. Please see below for the prizes:
1st Place in each category - $100 Amazon Voucher
2nd Place in each category - $75 Amazon Voucher
3rd Place in each category - $50 Amazon Voucher
Prior to the Competition
- To get started, you will need to upload your classes. More information can be found here.
- You can find one practice paper for each age category in the 'NH Maths Champs' folder within your EP Maths Content Library.
- Teacher are encouraged to assign a practice paper to students in order to help them prepare for the competition. Instructions on setting an assessment can be found here.
- The competition assessment is to be done on student computers (or tablets) in test conditions, in silence, without any communication between students.
- No mathematical vocabulary in the test can be read or explained to students.
- Calculators can be used, as can paper and pen/pencil for working. No other equipment is allowed.
- Strictly 45 minutes is allowed for the first competition assessment.
- If a computer/laptop/network fault occurs, students should close the assessment window and come back to their test as soon as the problem is fixed. Their progress will be automatically saved.
- If an emergency or interruption occurs - e.g. fire alarm - please pause and exit the test and resume when possible.
- Teachers are expected to invigilate the competition assessment, with the aid of EP's live monitoring feed.
- Teachers should submit their top 5 students for each age category via a Google Form. As part of this, all teachers will be asked to agree to statements regarding academic integrity and adherence to the above rules.
Setting up Round 1, Paper 1 for your Students
Teachers are responsible for assigning the first round competition assessment paper on the EP platform.
The 45-minute paper will consist of a general skills section, followed by a short problem-solving section.
- From the Teacher Dashboard (the screen you see when you log in to EP) go to “Assessments”.
- Click on “+ Assign a new assessment”
- Choose the middle option, “Pre-built Assessments”
- Under “Who?” choose your class/es you wish to assign the competition paper to.
- Under “What?”, make sure you are in the Maths subject area from the menu on the left hand side.
- At the very top of the next column, click on the the top blue folder called “**2021 NH Maths Champs**”. Please note that this folder will only be visible one working day before the competition begins.
- In here, you will see three assessments. Choose the grade/year level assessment that matches your class, and then click “Confirm Selection” on the bottom right hand corner.
- Scroll down to “When?” and set the task to begin some time of your choice on Monday 22nd February.
- Under “Assessment Conditions” please make sure the time allowed remains at 45 minutes.
- Allow students only a single attempt.
- Under security, you must enable Full Screen Monitored Mode to aid you with invigilating the competition assessment.
- The access code is not necessary.
- Scroll down to the bottom and press “Set assessment”.
- This can only be set up after the competition assessment has been assigned. Please refer to the instructions above if you have not done this yet.
- From the teacher dashboard, click on the Assessments tab up the top.
- In here you will see the assessment you assigned for the competition. This should be called Year 7-8 (or 9-10, 11-12) EP Maths Championship Assessment 1. Click on this.
- On the right hand menu, you will see a “Monitor” tab, click on this.
- Now you can monitor that the students are focused on their window, even if they are completing the paper remotely or at home. The legend at the bottom of the screen explains the different student statuses. Please investigate any students who are regularly showing the eyeball icon, which indicates that they have opened another window on their computer.
Submitting Round 1 Results
- After all students have submitted their assessments (before the end of the day of Monday, 22 February) please submit your top five student results for each year/grade level via this form.
Final Competition Round
On Wednesday 24th February, the top 20 students within each age category will be emailed by the EP Maths team.
We will invite them to the final round which will take place on Friday the 26th of February.
This will involve a 75-minute competition paper, taken on the EP digital assessment platform, based mostly around problem solving.
Please note that teachers will only be required to invigilate these assessments, and will not be required to assign the final paper; this will be done by the EP team.
Winners of each year group will be notified on Monday 1st of March.