What is Puzzle of the Week is and how do I run it at my school?




How do I register my school for the competition?

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf1rAfIcs95l4XGN3vuEEVEcUI3U1lxEWzRuo2aoiJVKZQbfA/viewform?usp=sf_link



How do I get students really engaged with the puzzles?

As ever, feedback and celebration of success are two keys to getting students engaged. Students will receive an email and a certificate from Puzzle of the Week but your live feedback document will generate two particularly useful pieces of feedback which you can easily share with them.

Random Weekly Winners
Each week one student from each year group will be randomly selected as a winner (this is automatically done for you). Rewarding the winners each week does a lot to encourage student engagement. Some schools award merits or stamps while others have even produced custom medals for students.
  Top 10 Leaderboard
You will have leaderboards for each year group, an overall individual leaderboard and a class leaderboard for classes who have submitted answers as a team.



How do I easily share this information with the students?


A Display Board


On the right you can see an example display board from last year. If you click on any of the signs it will give you a pdf of each A3 backing sheet which you can print out and leave on the board all year long.

Then each week you simply print the updated A4 sheets which are produced for you and then pin them into the middle of the backing sheets.

Teacher Resources

Below you will find a couple of additional bits and pieces which have been requested by teachers for their schools, if there's anything you want that isn't here then please just get in touch via email at andrew@puzzleoftheweek.com


 High quality logo

A4 PDF landscape

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7nlVMNcp9RJelRyUW1HNzJEcnc

Printable competition dates

A4 PDF portrait

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7nlVMNcp9RJMWMybjVWWGtBTU0


Printable competition dates

A4 PDF landscape

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7nlVMNcp9RJUEdna0prUG9JOEE

High quality logo

PNG image file

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7nlVMNcp9RJeFdxbWpRb0VfZU0/view?usp=sharing


Editable Student Certificate

Google Sheet
(Make a copy in order to edit it)



Editable Student Certificate

Excel file

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7nlVMNcp9RJS24zOUpMaTRuSUU

Blank Student Certificate

A4 PDF portrait

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7nlVMNcp9RJY0lRM1VnSlhBTnc

 
Example Student Certificate

A4 PDF portrait

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7nlVMNcp9RJRkJEaHVjTnFSUUE