Dedicated maths learning app Countingwell today announced the dates for India’s most prestigious maths skills tournament for school going children, Maths Premier League. The 2021 edition of the league will commence from August 15, 2021, and will feature over 50,000 middle-school students from across 400 schools vying for the grand prizes.
Maths Premier League is a five-week tournament and is open to schools in India and abroad. Students can register for the competition by signing up on the Countingwell app.
As part of the contest, students will first need to complete a course covering the learning concepts of maths chapters in their curriculum, and then take online assessments on the Countingwell app every Sunday. These tests will aim to assess students at various skill levels in problem-solving, starting with knowledge of formulae and definitions, number operations, modelling solutions, and finally dealing with word problems involving language comprehension skills.
Countingwell will declare winners based on students’ cumulative performance. Schools will be evaluated on metrics like highest total scores, average scores, and total scores of their students and will be eligible for standalone prizes. The top school will win the Ramanujan Maths Trophy. Towards the end of the tournament, Countingwell will also announce six zonal winners across India. The total prize money is worth rupees 50 lakhs. The League also features weekly cash prizes as well as bumper prizes for individual participants.
Commenting upon the tournament, Mr. Nirmal Shah, co-founder of Countingwell said, “The Maths Premier League manifests our driving philosophy of Learning-through-competition. We have always said that students learn best when they are having fun while learning. This was proved when we hosted the Ramanujan Maths Scholarship a few months ago, and we saw 47% improvement in students’ performance in maths problem solving post the competition. We are now confident that Maths Premier League will also help many students rediscover their love for maths, and improve their maths performance all around”.
Since Maths Premier League is designed to help students learn-through-competition, participating schools will receive detailed reports about every child’s performance, skill level and problem-solving abilities at the competition. They will also get formative assessment reports that tell teachers what areas the child needs personalized attention with.