Splash Math SpringBoard for Schools 2017 Official Rules
Please read these rules for the Splash Math SpringBoard Contest for Schools 2017 ("Contest", “SpringBoard”). By participating in the contest acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Splash Math and the judges, and that you satisfy all eligibility requirements.
What is Splash Math?
Splash Math is on a mission to create fun learning experiences that motivate young learners to achieve mastery in math skills.
Splash Math provides interactive and engaging math practice on iPads and on splashmath.com. It has benefited over 20 Million kids in homes and classrooms. Splash Math provides adaptive math practice for K-5 that is aligned to the school curriculum and lets young learners go at their own pace at the same time ensuring that all necessary skills for every grade level get mastered.
For more information on the Splash Math program, click here.
What is Splash Math SpringBoard for Schools 2017?
A free, 10-week nation-wide math contest for classrooms designed to help students master the current grade and get ready for the next grade. Points are earned by students by answering problems, answering correctly and mastering math skills in the process.
When is SpringBoard 2017?
Splash Math SpringBoard 2017 will run from March 6th 12:01 am (PT) to May 12th 11:59 pm (PT).
Who can participate in SpringBoard?
Splash Math SpringBoard is open to elementary school teachers who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, Canada and who are the older than 18 years of age or the legal age of majority in their state of residence at the time of entry. Entrants must have the authority to enter the Contest on behalf of his/her elementary school which must (a) be an elementary school physically located in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and Canada with 50 or more enrolled students; and (b) not be a home school (c) should have 100 or more students using Splash Math. Teachers must be registered for a Splash Math Classroom account already, or register for a Splash Math Premium Classroom account at https://www.splashmath.com/teachers/register to enter the Contest. The Contest and these Official Rules are void where prohibited by law, and are subject to applicable laws. Entrants may not be members of any guild, union or other organization that may prohibit them from participating in this Contest and that would restrict, require due payment or otherwise have the right to oppose such entrant's participation in this Contest.
Not open to employees or independent contractors, or immediate family members (spouses, domestic partners, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and grandchildren) or those living in the same household of employees or independent contractors of Splash Math, any entity involved in any aspect of the Contest (including funding, judging or administration), advertising agencies, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advisors, or advertising/promotion agencies.
Where does SpringBoard take place?
On Splash Math - all you need is a Splash Math Classroom account (register at https://www.splashmath.com/teachers/register) and internet connection to start participating! Once you have this account set up, your students can log-in to Splash Math and start working on their math skills. All of the work within the contest period will count towards your progress on Splash Math.
What devices can I use to access Splash Math content?
All teachers who have registered a Splash Math Classroom account are participants in this contest. You can use any computer, tablet, or mobile device to access Splash Math.
As a teacher, how do I register/sign-up my classroom for SpringBoard?
Scenario 1: If you have an existing Splash Math Classroom Edition Account
- If 100 or more students from your school are using Splash Math, you need to do nothing. All classrooms from your schools will automatically enrolled. Any new classrooms added after that will also be automatically enrolled.
- If less than 100 students from your school are using Splash Math, you need to invite other classrooms to use Splash Math. Once the number of students becomes 100 or more, all classrooms from your school will be automatically enrolled.
Scenario 2: If you are new to Splash Math or If you are using Splash Math app in your classroom
- Email us at email@example.com with details about your school.
- We will get you school started with Splash Math which includes SpringBoard and Full access till the end of school year.
How do students and classrooms earn points?
For a student, there are three types of points:
- 1. Accuracy points — earned for answering a question right - 10 points
- 2. Bonus points for a streak of 5 consecutive correct answers - 25 bonus points
- 3. Bonus points for a streak of 10 consecutive correct answers - 50 bonus points
For a classroom, the score is computed as follows
Weekly Score: The weekly score of a classroom is total points earned by the students during the week averaged over the number of students in the class. Additionally classroom can also earn a 'All Together Bonus'. If all students in the class earn at least 1000 points each during the week, the classroom will automatically earn 200 bonus points, on top of the points earned by the students
Overall Score: The overall score of a classroom is the sum total of the weekly scores of the class in their best 6 weeks. This is done to ensure that classrooms who join the contest late or those which have to gone on a break in the middle of the contest, also have a fair chance of winning.
What are leaderboards and what are they based on?
Leaderboards are a fun way to see the performance of classrooms. Classrooms will be able to compare how their students are progressing against other classrooms in various schools and cities.
Leaderboards will be released once a week during the contest and will show standings for the previous weeks, weekly and overall scores of the classroom for the duration of the contest.
What are the different prizes in Splash Math SpringBoard?
Splash Math SpringBoard has two prize categories:
Grand Prizes:Classrooms compete at the national level to win the grand prizes. These are based on overall scores.
Challenge Yourself Prizes: These prizes are based on the weekly scores earned by the classrooms. Based on your performance and performance of other participants a target will set for each participating classrooms. If your class beats the target set for you, you win the prize, as simple as that!
Please note that classrooms with fewer than 8 students will not be eligible for weekly and grand prizes. This is to ensure that very small classrooms do not have an unfair advantage. Students from these schools can continue to practice and accumulate points throughout the contest.
Grand Prizes: First, Second, and Third Prizes
For the purpose of the grand prizes, best 6 weeks (weeks with the 6 highest weekly scores) for each classroom will be taken into account. As of May 12th 11:59 pm (PT) three classes who have highest best 6 week score will stand to win the first, second and the third grand prize. Winning Classes will be announced on or about May 16, 2017. In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken by the average accuracy percentage of the classroom over during the best 6 weeks. In the event a potential winning Class' Entries are disqualified, the Class who submitted the next highest scored Entries will be a potential First Prize winner, Second Prize winner, or Third Prize winner, as the case may be, and must comply with the requirements in these Official Rules. All decisions of Splash Math are final and binding.
Grand Prizes have a total approximate retail value of $1,500.00
- One First Prize Class will be eligible for a $800 Gift card (or equivalent)
- One Second Prize Class be eligible for a $500 Gift card (or equivalent)
- One Third Prize Class be eligible for a $200 Gift card (or equivalent)
“Challenge Yourself” Prizes
Starting on March 6th, 2017 at 12:01 am (PT) and ending on May 12th, 2017 at 11:59 pm (PT), at the beginning of each week, targets will be set for the classroom. This target may or may not be the same for all classrooms across divisions. Each classroom that achieves their target is eligible for the prize. All decisions of Splash Math are final and binding.
- Weekly Challenge: Each week from March 06 - May 12, 2017, all classrooms achieving the “Classroom points” target set for the week will be eligible for a $10 Gift card (or equivalent) as declared by Splash Math.
- Super Challenge: Classrooms winning three (3) weekly “Challenge Yourself” prizes during the contest period will win an additional $20 Gift card (or equivalent) as declared by Splash Math as a bonus prize, in addition to their weekly winnings
- Mega Challenge: Classrooms winning six (6) weekly “Challenge Yourself” prizes during the contest period will win an additional $20 Gift card (or equivalent) as declared by Splash Math as a bonus prize, in addition their weekly winnings and Super Star prize
How does SpringBoard engage remedial students?
SpringBoard allows students to choose what level of content they are working on. At any given grade level, students have the opportunity to work at grade level, above grade level, or on an equivalent subject that incorporates remedial concepts. No matter what level you’re at, SpringBoard is designed to help you push forward and work at your learning edge. In additional teachers can assign specific skills to students as well.
What will Splash Math do to protect student privacy?
Splash Math is committed to the following privacy principles:
- 1. We’re deeply committed to creating a safe and secure online environment for you.
- 3. We strive to provide you with access to and control over the information you give us, and we take the protection of your information very seriously.
- 4. We take precautions for our younger students under the age of 13, including restricting child accounts to automatically block features that would allow a child to post or disclose personal information.
- 5. We do not advertise on Splash Math. We use your information to provide you with a better learning experience.
Click here for more information about our privacy policies.
One particular aspect to note with relation to SpringBoard. To protect an individual’s privacy on leaderboards, all students have de-identified leaderboards.
Conditions for Participation
An authorized representative of each potential winning School will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release as requested by Splash Math. Prior to awarding a prize, Splash Math may, in its sole discretion, require the potential winners to sign such additional documents Splash Math decides are necessary to confirm eligibility, to obtain a liability/publicity release, and to award any prize. Failure to return any required document by the date requested by Splash Math will deem the winning School as ineligible to receive the prize. If any documentation is not returned by the specified dates or if a potential winner is deemed ineligible prior to the prize being awarded, Splash Math may, in its sole discretion, award the prize to the next entrant receiving the highest score.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, Splash Math reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change these rules or cancel the Contest at any time, or to modify, terminate, or suspend the Contest should viruses, worms, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes beyond Splash Math's control corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of the Contest or submission of Entries, or in the event Splash Math does not receive a minimum of 500 Entries per School, with a minimum of 50 Schools. Splash Math is not responsible for any human or other error that may occur in the processing of the Entries, nor is it responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries, or for technical, network, telephone, computer, hardware or software, malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of, or failure to receive any entry information on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site. Splash Math is not responsible for injury or damage to any entrants or any other computer resulting from downloading any materials in connection with the Contest. Splash Math reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the participation process, the outcome of the Contest, or the operation of the Contest or Website; to be acting in violation of these rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, Splash Math AND ITS AFFILIATES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND/OR OTHER RELIEF FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
The Contest and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2017 by StudyPad, Inc. All rights reserved. By entering, contestants agree to be bound by these rules. No transfer, assignment, cash redemption or substitution of prizes is permitted except by Splash Math due to prize availability and then with prizes of equal or greater value. Entrants agree (for themselves and their heirs) that Splash Math, any entity involved in any aspect of the Contest (including funding, judging or administration), advertising agencies, contractors, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advisors, and advertising/promotion agencies (collectively, the "Released Parties") will have no liability, and will be held harmless by such entrants to the maximum extent permitted by law for any liability, loss, injury, or damage to property or to person, including death, and reasonable attorney's fees and court costs, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of participation in the Contest, or by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prizes, even if caused or contributed to by the negligence of any of the Released Parties. Contest is governed by the laws of the United States and the State of California. As a condition of participating in this Contest, entrants agree that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Santa Clara County, California having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will entrants be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waive all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, including attorneys' fees, other than entrant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (e.g. costs associated with entering), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. Entrants agree that the decisions of Splash Math related to the Contest are final. By participating in the Contest, entrants consent to the use of their names, biographical information, Entries, images and/or likenesses in any manner and in any medium for any purpose in connection with the Contest, including worldwide, without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
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