Join the Hastings Maths Contest

31st January – 6th February 2020

In partnership with Hastings Opportunity Area, pupils are invited to practise maths, have fun and compete against other classes to become the Hastings Maths Champions!

The online contest is completely FREE to enter and is a great way to motivate children and encourage teamwork.

Play Sumdog in class or set it as homework, it all counts towards the contest!

How to take part

  1. Sign up for a free account, or log in if you’re already registered. Simply click on the ‘Contests’ button and select the Hastings Maths Contest. Need a hand? Read how to get set up, and how to join your school’s Sumdog account.
  2. Start playing! The winner will be the class with the most accurate scores over the week. All of the questions are tailored to each pupil’s level, giving everyone a fair chance of winning.
  3. The winning class will receive a 6 month subscription to Sumdog’s premium features, including teacher tools and extra activities!

The contest is running from 31st Jan – 6th Feb but you can get started now to familiarise your pupils with the games!

Join the contest

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Sign up free, then enter.

Make sure you choose Hastings as your area when creating your account.

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Log in and enter your class

Click Contests and choose the Hastings contest!

Enter the contest


Fair for all

Sumdog’s questions adapt to each individual, giving every pupil a fair chance.

Free and fun

Easy to take part

To take part, pupils simply answer Sumdog questions any time during the contest week.


Accuracy based

The score for your class is based on correct answers, so each student’s accuracy counts!

Lynne McClelland, Class Teacher, Airdrie Academy, UK

Sumdog is amazing!

All the pupils love playing the interactive games and more so when they can compete against each other! The contests give it another level of learning. Pupils want to do well. They want to get questions correct, to up the class average.

How Sumdog works

Identify gaps

Games motivate pupils

As children play, Sumdog checks their progress against the curriculum.

Traffic lights show completed skills while the hard skills report shows where they struggle.

Target interventions

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Set challenges and focus skills for individuals or groups – at school or at home.

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Fun turns to progress

Sumdog’s engaging games tailor questions to each pupil’s needs – freeing you to focus on teaching.

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Before, I found it tricky to see whole class gaps. I know what a particular child struggles with, but now I'm able to look at Sumdog and see that a number of children have struggled in a particular area.

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