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Four learners win top tech for a smashing performance in the Summer Maths Smash


Competition from Numerise celebrates at-home maths

Four Numerise learners have been rewarded for their outstanding effort in this years’ Summer Maths Smash, an online maths competition run by Numerise. Thousands of learners across England successfully answered 30 challenging maths questions and four lucky winners were chosen at random and received a Google Chromebook to celebrate their achievement. 

The Numerise Summer Maths Smash – a free national competition – ran weekly throughout August to help encourage children to catch up on their maths ahead of returning to school. 

Numerise was launched during lockdown, free of charge, to help children to continue to make progress in maths whilst learning at home. It has been a huge success with more than 20,000 learners signing up for pilot accounts, which remained free until September.

Numerise is an online, home-learning maths product for 10 to 16 year old’s covering Key Stage 3 and GCSE Maths. Designed by the brains behind Sparx Maths and HegartyMaths, socially focused learning technology companies, Numerise draws on a bank of over 38,000 handwritten questions and 9,000 video tutorials and is designed to engage, motivate and support the learner. Numerise delivers personalised maths to every single learner. This ensures that every student progresses at a pace that’s right for them, identifying where they are struggling and setting achievable maths questions.

Colin Hegarty, Director of Education at Sparx said: “It’s fantastic to see so many young people taking on this year’s Summer Maths Smash challenge – and smashing it! Thousands of questions have been answered in a few short weeks, with students really keen to practise their maths skills over summer. Parents have been really supportive of their efforts and it is great to see that efforts are paying off.”

To support parents and learners with the current challenges of remote schooling, Numerise was available free-of-charge over the summer period. 

Numerise is powered by the award-winning technology Sparx uses in its school platforms, Sparx Maths and Sparx Maths Virtual Classroom, which is used globally by more than 800 schools and based on nine years of in-school research.