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Join the London Maths Contest this February

london-maths-contest-image Motivate children across your school with a London-wide online maths contest. Pupils are invited to practise maths, have fun and compete against their fellow Londoners this February. 

Your school will love Sumdog’s contest because:

  • It is completely FREE to enter and pupils can continue to use Sumdog for free once the contest has ended.
  • It is a great way to motivate children and encourage a positive attitude towards maths.
  • You can play Sumdog in class or set it as homework, it all counts towards the contest!
  • You could win a six month subscription to Sumdog’s premium features, as well as pupil certificates for the daily winners.

How does it work?

  • To take part, pupils simply play Sumdog’s online maths games and answer questions that are adapted to their level.
  • Each correct answer given counts towards the class score, the most accurate class wins the contest. In the case of a tie, we rank classes on average answer speed.
  • There are a maximum of 1,000 questions to answer in the contest so remember it’s all about how accurately children can answer the questions, not how many they answer!
  • The contest is taking place from 8th -14th February 2019.

How do I enter my class?

  • If you are new to Sumdog, simply create an account for free and register your class. Or simply log in if you are already a Sumdog user.
  • Once logged in, click on the ‘Contests‘ button and under London Maths Contest, select ‘Enter.’
  • The contest is running from 8th – 14th February 2019 but if you are new to Sumdog, it’s best to play for a couple of sessions before the contest. This makes sure pupils have completed the diagnostic test and the questions are tailored to their level.

Spread the word

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Print off this poster and share it around your school to get all pupils and teachers involved!

Download the poster

Best of luck to all the London classes entering! We would love to see how you are getting on so don’t forget to tweet us pictures of your contest and challenge other schools in your area to get involved!



Maths Week Scotland Contest – what a week!


Pupils across Scotland answered an amazing 16,827,720 questions during our Scotland-wide contest for Maths Week Scotland! Well done to everyone who took part!

It was great to see 4900 teams across 860 schools getting involved and having fun with maths.

Huge congratulations to the winning team at Woodmuir Primary! They came top with an average accuracy score of 94.3%. We were delighted to join them at Holyrood, where Deputy First Minister John Swinney presented their special trophy.

John Swinney presents Woodmuir Primary with Sumdog trophy
Winners of Sumdog’s Maths Week Scotland contest, Woodmuir Primary, are presented with their trophy at Holyrood by Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Commenting on behalf of Woodmuir Primary School, Head Teacher Nicola Hamilton said:

“Our Primary 7 pupils are absolutely delighted to have won the Sumdog maths contest. For some of them to get the opportunity to come along to the Scottish Parliament to be presented with their trophy by Mr Swinney is particularly special. They really enjoyed the experience of working together as a class. Considering how many pupils, classes and schools across Scotland took part, it’s a fantastic achievement for them to have won this trophy. We are really proud of them.”

We can’t wait to get involved in Maths Week Scotland again in 2018!

Until then, we’ve got lots of regional and national contests running. Join in for free here.

It’s tight at the top

It’s shaping up for a close finish in Sumdog’s US National Math Contest this week.

Class 711, from Northwest Middle School, Pennsylvania, is just 25 points clear of the second-placed 5th graders from Shasta Lake School, California.

As they battle it out, though, they’ll need to keep looking over their shoulders – as the Keithley class, from Des Moines Christian School and Ironton Elementary’s 5th graders are hot on their heels.

With over 9 million math questions answered already, the contest closes at 8pm today.  Good luck, everyone!


Welcome to our new blog – all about Sumdog’s mathematics contests.

Students simply play Sumdog’s free maths games to take part – and they can keep using their free logins after the contest finishes.

As they play, Sumdog adapts its questions to each student’s ability. Teachers can restrict questions to specific levels.

To help small schools, you only need 15 students to take part, and we rank the leaderboard on the average number of correct answers per player.

Find out more here…