The Annual 10ticks Mental Maths Competition Is Coming Up!
On Monday 6 November 2023 (9.00am), our annual Mental Maths competition returns! The competition will run for two weeks, finishing on Monday 20 November 2023 (11.59pm).
All UK state-funded schools are granted free entry to the competition, with the chance to win cash prizes for their school! There are two separate competitions running: one for primary schools and one for secondary schools.
The rewards for each competition are:
1st place - £500
2nd place - £300
3rd place - £200
The schools that answer the most questions correctly during the two-week period will win the cash prizes. The top-performing schools will be displayed on the Mental Maths leaderboard, allowing you to gauge your school’s proximity to the top.
FREE ACCESS TO 10ticks Has Been Extended For All UK State-Funded Schools!
We are thrilled to announce that our partnership with Liontrust has been extended until September 2024. This extended partnership enables us to continue delivering our award-winning mathematical resources to all UK state-funded schools for free!
Through our partnership with Liontrust, we are helping to ensure that all students at state-funded schools have access to high-quality maths resources that are designed to make learning maths fun and engaging. Our resources have been designed to meet the needs of students at all levels, from primary through to secondary, and are aligned with the National Curriculum.
We are grateful to Liontrust for their continued support, which has allowed us to make a real difference in the lives of countless students across the UK. We look forward to continuing to work together to deliver maths education and help students to achieve their full potential.
10ticks Mental Maths November 2022 Competition Sponsored by Liontrust
After fierce competition amongst many primary schools to rise up the Liontrust 10ticks Mental Maths Leaderboard, we can now declare our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes! The 10ticks team offer our congratulations to all schools who took part!
The Grosvenor Park CofE Academy of Chester
Huge congratulations go to The Grosvenor Park CofE Academy of Chester, whose pupils correctly answered an impressive 129,370 questions in total during the competition! Our brilliant winners have won £500.
Miss Prince, one of the teachers from the winning school, had this to say about the competition: “10ticks has been a fantastic motivator for the children in Year 6 as well as our maths club; they have worked hard as a team and loved seeing the improvement in their scores, as well as the motivation from the leaderboard. It has been really easy to use for staff and pupils, and we loved the range of problems available to the children. Being able to have their own avatar, as well as certificates, was also great fun. The improvement in speed, accuracy, and scores has been amazing and is great for preparation for SATs work. The children will now be using the money won to debate how they can improve maths in our school and then write persuasive letters for what they would like to buy. They will then be budgeting to choose what they want.”
Huge congratulations go to second place school, Carrickfergus Academy, Antrim, Northern Ireland, whose pupils answered over 125,000 questions correctly! The school has won £300.
Numeracy Coordinator Jessica Allen, from Carrickfergus Academy, had this to say about the competition: “The 10ticks Mental Maths Liontrust competition got our pupils really excited about Mental Maths. They had great fun going to the computer rooms and letting loose their competitive spirit! Thank you so much for this opportunity and for the prize - it really lifted everyone's mood and enthusiasm for Maths. I would encourage every school to get involved in the future.”
St Edward's RC School of Oldham
Huge congratulations go to third place school, St Edward's RC School of Oldham, whose pupils correctly answered over 14,000 questions correctly! The school has won £200.
Teacher Laura Brooks, from St Edward's RC School, had this to say about the competition: “Children at St Edward’s really enjoy using 10ticks to help them improve their mental maths skills, particularly children in Key Stage 2. It can sometimes get quite competitive in our Year 5/6 classes. We are grateful to 10ticks for letting us enter into their competition and we are over the moon to have been awarded 3rd place”.
10ticks Mental Maths March 2022 Competition Sponsored by Liontrust
After an exciting month of competition on the Liontrust 10ticks Mental Maths Leader Board, we can now declare our winners. Huge congratulations go to Delamere Primary Academy in Tarporley, whose pupils correctly answered an impressive 300,870 questions in total during the month of March! Our brilliant winners have won £500.
Miss Prince, one of the teachers from the winning school, had this to say about the competition: “After an exciting but competitive month we are overjoyed to have won the March competition. We are so proud of how well the children have done and we have seen a much higher engagement in mental arithmetic through the use of 10ticks in our class. Children’s scores have consistently improved and this has been clear for them and us as teachers to see. It was great to see how excited the children were to play the maths games and they loved seeing how many medals and certificates they achieved. 10ticks has been a fantastic resource for us especially in the preparation for SATs. Currently we have only enrolled Year 6 so they could see what it was like and have some revision time however we will definitely be signing up the rest of the school as soon as possible”.
Pupils from Delamere Primary Academy said “We loved how competitive it was. We were excited to go on each day and play on it; it was like it prepared us for the day. The Avastars were really fun and we liked seeing how many medals we got and our teacher even printed us our certificates to be proud of. It was a great, fun game and didn't even feel like we were doing maths”.
Congratulations also go to second place school, Sacred Heart Primary School, Luton. Here’s what Ms Cullen, head teacher from Sacred Heart, said about coming second and winning £300: “We are very excited at winning 2nd place in the recent 10 ticks challenge. Sacred Heart Primary have used 10ticks.com since it was first piloted and highly recommend the program. The children love the classroom challenges and are keen to improve their speed. Parents love being able to access 10ticks.com from home and teachers love the progress reports. It is fantastic to see the progress the children make and their enthusiasm when they are using 10ticks.com. Thank you for our prize and for creating such a fabulous programme”.
Ms Ryder, a teacher from third place school Ysgol Pant y Rhedyn, Conwy, also commented: “We are so happy to have been part of the Mental Maths Competition again this month. This has become an invaluable resource within the school. The children's mental maths skills and confidence have improved dramatically since starting to use this resource. It is a must for any school that wants to improve mental maths in a fun, challenging way”.
It’s been fantastic to see the reaction and engagement of schools during the competition. Many schools took part during March to battle it out on our top 10 leader board and reach the first, second and third prize winning places. The top three schools answered over 600,000 questions correctly!
Managing Director of 10ticks, Ian Fisher said “It’s great to see the engagement in the Liontrust Mental Maths Competition and have lots of schools around the UK practice their mental arithmetic. To see the all three schools break the monthly record totals for their respective places is great”.
Liontrust Chief Marketing Officer, Simon Hildrey said “It is wonderful to see how committed the schools and their pupils were to the 10ticks Mental Maths competition. Maths and financial literacy are indispensable everyday skills and key to learn before the age of 18. We send our congratulations to all the pupils who took part”.
If you’re a teacher from a state funded primary school in the UK then you can register your school for free access to our online worksheet resources and mental maths activities by signing up at www.10ticks.co.uk/liontrust and www.10ticks.com/liontrust.
March Liontrust Mental Maths Competition
We're excited to announce that we’re running a competition for all UK state funded sponsored primary schools. The top three schools that achieve the highest scores in March will each win a share of the £1000 prize money. On average, during one session, pupils can record scores in the thousands. So don’t worry - there’s still plenty of time for your school to sign up today and compete in the competition!
10ticks Mental Maths November 2021 Competition Sponsored by Liontrust
After an exciting month of competition on 10ticks Mental Maths, sponsored by Liontrust, we can now declare our winners. Huge congratulations go to Loanends Primary School, whose pupils answered an impressive 2185 questions each, on average! Our brilliant winners have won £500. The competition was based on the average pupil score with a minimum of 10 pupils allowed to take part.
One of the teachers from winning school Loanends Primary School, Mr Hyde, had this to say about the competition: “We are delighted to have won the competition and I know how much the pupils enjoyed spending many hours, both in school and at home, practising their mental maths skills using 10ticks." The school even had a visit from the Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Billy Webb, to congratulate the pupils. Councillor Webb said “I am delighted that Loanends Primary School in our Borough have achieved such an impressive score to win against all other entries across the UK. It was a pleasure to see how much fun they found the various 10ticks activities and I congratulate the children and the school on this wonderful achievement.”
Congratulations also go to second place school, Ysgol Pant y Rhedyn. Here’s what Ms Ryder, a teacher from Ysgol Pant y Rhedyn, said about coming second and winning £300: “10ticks has completely changed our pupils’ attitude towards mathematics. They are eager to log on as often as possible to compete against pupils from all over the world and see if they have won any medals or certificates. As a teacher, I am able to view progress and identify areas of improvement. 10ticks is a fantastic resource. An absolute must for improving mental maths! All the children in Pant y Rhedyn are so proud to achieve 2nd place in the 10ticks competition. They love the challenge 10ticks offers. This is a fantastic resource. I am so proud of the effort each pupil has put into their mental maths and can't wait to see them progress even further!”
Third place school, Meethill School, won £200. Mrs Eade, a teacher from the school, commented: “My pupils love practising their tables and playing games on 10ticks. The games and activities keep them interested and they enjoy improving their scores or beating each other! The competition really motivated them to play even more than usual, and many were playing in their own time and at home."
It’s been fantastic to see the reaction and engagement of schools during the competition. Many schools took part during November to battle it out on our top 10 leader board and reach the first, second and third prize winning places. The top three schools answered over 250,000 questions correctly!
Managing Director of 10ticks, Ian Fisher said “It’s great to see the uptake in Mental Maths and have lots of schools around the UK practice their mental arithmetic. We hope the money can help relieve any financial pressures that schools may have faced this term.”
Liontrust Chief Marketing Officer, Simon Hildrey said “It is wonderful to see how committed the schools and their pupils were to the 10ticks Mental Maths competition. Maths and financial literacy are indispensable everyday skills and key to learn before the age of 18. We send our congratulations to all the pupils who took part and look forward to the next competition in March”.
Liontrust Mental Maths Sponsorship
During the pandemic we approached Liontrust Asset Management with an opportunity to offer all state funded UK primary schools free access to 10ticks Mental Maths, and to the 10ticks Online Worksheet Licence.
10ticks Mental Maths is aimed at improving the install recall of times tables multiplication facts. Initially the system was developed to focus on the Multiplication tables check taken at the end of Year 4, but it has since grown into much more, offering different topics and activities. The website also gives pupils a chance to create their own AvaStar and appear on the monthly leader boards. On average Liontrust sponsored school pupils have improved by 40% in both their accuracy and speed with regular usage of the system.
As a way of helping schools further, and thanks to Liontrust, we have been running competitions that offer prizes. Schools were able to win a share of £1000 during November 2021 and March 2022. The competitions created great engagement, with the winners of the November competition, Loanends Primary School, even inviting the Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Billy Webb into school, to watch its pupils using the system.
The 10ticks Online Worksheet Licence offers worksheets and online text books for schools and teachers to use and integrate into their classroom, for pupils’ everyday learning. Teachers can choose to either print the resources or take advantage of our newest feature, online text books. Teachers can now use our worksheets that are mapped to the White Rose Maths Schemes of Learning, term by term, or create their own text book, featuring their favourite worksheets.