ISP Maths Challenge

ISP Maths Challenge

The ISP Maths Challenge is one of our exciting International Learning Opportunities for students. The online competition enables students from ISP Schools to compete with each other through fun activities and challenges, with the opportunity for them to also go headtohead with other ISP students in realtime races that test the speed and accuracy of mathematics fluency.

Learning is at the heart of everything we do at ISP and Mathematics is a core subject in all ISP school curriculums. Maths encourages logical reasoning and plays a crucial role in understanding the contents of other school subjects such as science, social studies, and even music and art. Not only this but, maths supports analytical thinking and better reasoning which is essential in problemsolving! 

This ISP learning opportunity engages our students with maths through a games-based learning approach and by taking part in the competition students practice and improve their maths skills through creative activities that balance learning and play. Games based learning via online platforms encourages and motivates students, enabling them to see and feel proud of the progress they are making and creating a fun and engaging learning environment. It enables precise differentiation for each individual student and rewards improvement.

The ISP Maths Challenge is free to enter and there is no limit to the number of students that can participate from each school. The competition provides inspiring opportunities for ISP students aged 5 – 18 years to practice and improve their maths and problemsolving skills through gamesbased learning as well as the opportunity to win educational prizes!

The ISP Maths Challenge consists of a 2-week warm-up period, a week-long competition (the main event!) and a celebration week at the end of the competition. Students can access the activities at home or at school, so it can be used in class, for homework or simply for fun.

During the competition week students complete maths activities on the platform to score individual points, which in turn also contributes to their school’s overall tally. The competition leader board will be available for students and teachers to view on the ISP Maths Challenge dedicated competition website. The winning students are those with the most participation points. Individuals and schools that earn the most points will win educational prizes!

What knowledge, skills or understanding will students develop?
The learning outcomes of the Maths challenge include:

  • Improving problem-solving and maths skills
  • Motivating students and fostering positive attitudes to maths and problem‑solving
  • Applying maths in interesting contexts outside of the formal curriculum
  • Combining maths skills with other important skills like collaboration and creativity

The ISP Maths Challenge in numbers

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