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Hear ye, hear ye – all Villagers are here by invited to participate in the Quarterly Typing Challenge !

Maths Invaders Online has undertaken it’s first competition  but that does not mean there’s any time for rest in the Typing Tournament village!

It’s Competition time again!

Has your school been participating in our once a Term Typing competitions? Your next chance is coming up this Sunday (The 25th of November)! Entry is open to all schools including those on free trials. If you don’t already have an account, it’s quick and easy to start one now….

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 Term 4 Typing Challenge

Motivate your class to type with the Term 4 Typing Challenge

Participation in the FREE 2018 Term 4 Typing Challenge will give your class a great opportunity to build the vital skill of touch typing. It will also give you an opportunity to trial Typing Tournament and take advantage of the Term 4 Introductory Pricing.

With 2019 fast approaching these 2018 prices are likely to increase!

Schools with an existing subscription or Trial just keep typing. 

To compete for FREE – start a FREE Trial:

  • Start your teacher account. In the process you’ll need to Identify your school to enable us to be in touch with you to give you access during the Challenge.
  • If you already have an existing Free Trial or a paid subscription just start competing and your results will be automatically entered in the competition.
  • Add your students. This short video will show you how to add your students’ details.
  • Print the students’ logins for them and start typing!

When is the Term 4 Typing Challenge held?

Starts 12:00 AM Sunday November 25th 2018 and ends 11:59 PM  November 31st 2018.

How does the Typing Challenge work?

Each week, the Typing Tournament Leaderboard calculates and displays in rank order, the average speed and total words typed for each class broken down by country, state and age group. At the end of the designated Typing Challenge week we will award Gold, Silver and Bronze class trophies to Australian schools on an age group basis. Since the results will be displayed on the Leader board classes ranking lower than a 1st, 2nd or 3rd position can still see their rank and celebrate accordingly.

What awards are there?

Most words typed Fastest average speed
Under 18’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Under 16’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Under 14’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Under 12’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Under 10’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Under 8’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(Entry is open to all countries, however trophies can only be awarded to Australian schools.

What about printed certificates?

Teachers and School Administrator can print Typing Challenge Certificates for their students after logging in and viewing the leaderboard for their school. They simply click on the  icon next to the Fastest Class or Most Words Typed score they wish to print!

In-school competition

The Leader board allows users who are logged in to see the ranking of classes within your school allowing you to recognize achievement in your local context too.

Support for local media coverage

We will assist winning schools to approach their local media to run an article profiling the achievements of the students.

Pictured: Mrs T’s Year 5/6 students from Richmond Primary School, Adelaide, South Australia.

Winners announced

The winning schools will automatically display on the Leader board on the Sunday following the challenge week. Their achievement will also be preserved in perpetuity by posting in the Typing Tournament blog.

Notes

  • We employ standard deviation filters to ensure that results that are atypical for a student are discounted and not used for the calculation of class results. This methodology assumes that each student will build their skills in a progressive manner and guards against the possibility of others with higher typing speeds artificially inflating a student’s result by typing in their account or a student reverting to poor, but currently faster typing habits, to elevate their score.

 

It’s never too early to get started! So get your students up-to-speed and ready to take on the competition!

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