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The rules of the #1MillionMaths campaign

General rules

The competition will start on Thursday 1 September 2022, and end on Friday 30 September 2022.
Learners and teachers will have to opt in to #1MillionMaths, to be eligible for prizes.
If a learner has already opted in to be part of our national leaderboards, they will automatically be opted in to #1MillionMaths.
The competition will reward both Maths and Science practice.
To be eligible for a prize, learners must be in their correct grade.
Learners must be at school in Grades 8 - 12, to be eligible to enter #1MillionMaths.
To be eligible for a prize, a teacher/learner’s contact details must be up-to-date and correct.

Daily draw for teachers

Any high school Mathematics or Physical Sciences teacher at a school in South Africa is eligible to enter.
One teacher will represent a grade or grades at their school.
Teachers will be entered into the daily draw once a. At least 50% of the learners have been active on Siyavula in the past seven days; OR b. At least 50% of their learners have completed the #1MillionMaths assignment for their grade.
To be eligible for the daily draw, the teacher must be associated with a particular grade at their school.
Siyavula reserves the right not to award a prize each day.

Grade and school prizes

At the end of the campaign, prizes will be awarded to the top grades and schools for Mathematics (Grade 8 - 12) and Physical Sciences (Grade 10 - 12).
The grade winners will be those whose learners have earned the greatest number of atoms during September 2022.
School winners will be those schools whose Mathematics or Physical Sciences departments earn the highest number of atoms during September 2022.
Teachers may choose to opt in either specific grades or an entire department, or both.
Any school earning over one million atoms during September will receive a certificate of achievement from Siyavula.

Weekly draw for learners

Any learner who earns at least two stars during any week of the campaign will be entered into a weekly draw to win a prize.
Any learner who moves up a league on the Siyavula leaderboards will be entered into a weekly draw to win a prize.
Prizes will be awarded via a randomised draw.
The draw will be done each Monday during September 2022, for work completed the previous week (Monday to Sunday).
Winners will be notified via sms or email.
There may be more than one winner each week, and prizes will vary in terms of value and the number of prizes given.
Every effort will be made to announce the winners of the weekly draw each Tuesday, for practice completed the week before.
Learners will have 30 days from notification of their win to claim their prize; prizes will be forfeit if not claimed within this time.

Final showdown

Any learner who is in a Platinum League leaderboard on 23 September 2022 will be invited to join the final showdown.
Learners must be in the leaderboard for their correct grade, to take part in the final showdown.
These learners will be notified by sms or email, and invited to join the final showdown, on 26 September 2022.
This will take the form of a Siyavula assignment, which will be sent to each learner on 27 September 2022.
It will remain the learner’s responsibility to ensure that their contact details are correct, so that they are able to join the final showdown timeously.
Learners will be required to complete as much of the assignment as they can within the time limit set.
The learners who do the best in the assignment for their grade and subject will win the grand prize (8 prizes: one per subject/grade).
Winners will be announced on 30 September 2022.
Siyavula reserves the right not to award a learner prize for a grade or subject.

By opting in to #1MillionMaths, you explicitly agree to have your first name, surname, school (where applicable), and leaderboard position displayed on a public leaderboard.

Updated on: 16/03/2023

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