Education technology company Matific (opens in new tab) today launched its second-annual Matific Math Games Challenge (opens in new tab), a free, online math competition aimed at improving American students’ math skills and confidence in the classroom.
Matific takes a blended-learning approach to teaching K–6 math, combining hands-on math exploration and interactive mini-games selected by teachers.
Students participating in the Matific Math Games Challenge complete activities using the app or desktop version to earn stars (or points). The more activities students complete and the better they score, the more stars they earn. Every student wins at least one star per activity completed, with the potential to earn a maximum of five stars per activity. In an effort to improve their score, each student can play each activity up to five times during the course of the competition.
The competition recognizes three separate categories: Schools, Classes, and Students. Registration is now open and will remain open until February 26. The warm-up period is February 26 through March 4, with the main competition beginning March 5 and ending March 7, 2019.
At the end of the week, the schools with the highest average of stars will be awarded prizes. First prize is $3,000 cash and $1,000 in Matific licenses. Participating classes with the highest average of stars will also be eligible for prizes, as will individual students who have earned the most stars compared to their peers.
Interested educators can visit Matific.com/MatificGames (opens in new tab) to register.