How can I use Sumdog mathematics challenges?

Mathematics challenges are a fun way to have your students focus on a particular math skill. Challenges can be set for classes or for particular students. Students earn coins as a reward for participating in challenges.

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How to create a mathematics challenge

  1. Go into Set Work at the top of your Teacher Dashboard
  2. Click 'set practice work' in the Math Challenges box

    set practice work math challenges

  3. Click 'choose level' and select a grade level from the dropdown menu

    choose level

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Some users may see 'Choose students' before they see 'Choose questions'. If that applies to you, you can skip ahead to the instructions for choosing students by clicking here.

  4. Click 'choose domain' and select a topic from the dropdown menu

    choose domain


  5. You can find a skill by typing the name of the skill in the search bar or by browsing. To browse skills, click the arrow next to a domain to expand it into smaller subcategories

    domain arrows


  6. Click on the box next to a skill to select that skill. Please note, clicking a box next to a domain will select all the skills in that domain. 

    Once you've selected the skills you'd like to include in your challenge, click 'next'

    skills tick box (2)


  7. Now you can select the students you'd like to include in your challenge. Click on the arrow next to a class to show all the students in that class. 

    Click on the box next to a student to select that student. Alternatively, you can click on the box next to a class to select all the students within that class.

    Once you've selected all the students you'd like to include, click 'next'

    choose students for challenge


    TIP: By default, your own classes will be displayed. To view other classes in your school, click on the 'other classes' tab.

    other classes


  8. Create the settings for your challenge:
    1. Task Title – Give your challenge a title. Your students will see this title on their account and it will help them identify the activity in their Tasks list.

      Task title

    2. Questions – Set the number of questions you would like your students to be asked in the challenge

      number of challenge questions

    3. Available from...until – This will be the period during which the challenge will be visible on the student's account.

      challenge available from until

  9. Click ‘create task’

    create task button

How to view and edit a Mathematics Challenge

  1. Go into Set Work at the top of your Teacher Dashboard
  2. Click 'set practice work' in the Math Challenges box

    set practice work math challenges

  3. The challenge you've set will be listed under Tasks.

    NOTE: by default, only the tasks you yourself have set will be shown. You can view tasks set by other teachers by clicking 'set by me' and selecting 'set by anyone' or a different teacher from the dropdown menu

    set by anyone challenge dropdown


  4. To view the results of a challenge, click the report icon next to the challenge you'd like to view. You'll then be taken to the report for that challenge. You can find guidance for interpreting a challenge report here.

    If you'd like to instead edit a challenge, skip to step 5

    challenge report icon

  5. To edit a challenge, click on the three dots next to the challenge you'd like to edit.

    challenge three dots

  6. Click 'edit'.

    challenge edit button

  7. You will be taken back to the Create Your Task page, where you can change the title, the question target, the time the challenge will be available until, and the students included. 

    Click 'update task' to save your edits

    create your task page for challenge