Welcome to The Challenge
Now in its 17th year, the Challenge is getting more popular than ever before and is currently being used by schools in 12 countries. We have engaged and motivated well over 2,000,000 young people since we started. Our aims are simple; to help raise standards of achievement in mathematics, and the other STEM subjects, across an age range of 8 to 16, to help motivate students generally, to show students of all abilities that maths can be fun and that there is a reason for doing it. We are also committed to helping them consider taking up careers in engineering wherever possible.
Using tried and tested ‘Cloud’ based software that simulates the setting up of a racing car, students, working in small teams, complete a series of STEM relevant tasks in an effort to produce the perfect car. This ‘virtual’ car is then entered into a competitive race in the hope of winning it. The Challenge also involves students racing against teams from other schools and countries. The competitiveness of the Challenge will keep your students focussed for months!
The STEM Directories
The STEM Directories is a searchable database of activities that help enhance STEM teaching in schools.
As a 'Linked Scheme', students taking part in the Challenge are eligible to register for a CREST Bronze Award.