When you add or edit any question that awards points, look for this nifty toggle:

By default, questions offer up to 1000 points when a player responds correctly. You can toggle this to 0 or 2000 if you'd prefer.

### How points work

Points are awarded based on speed of answer. This is how points are calculated:

**Divide response time by the question timer**. For example, a player responded 2 seconds after a 30-second question timer started. 2 divided by 30 is 0.0667.**Divide that value by 2**. For example, 0.0667 divided by 2 is 0.0333.**Subtract that value from 1**. For example, 1 minus 0.0333 is 0.9667.**Multiply points possible by that value**. For example, 1000 points possible multiplied by 0.9667 is 966.7.**Round to the nearest whole number**. For example, 966.7 is 967 points.

For math wizards, this can be expressed as:

⌊ ( 1 - (( {response time} / {question timer} ) / 2 )) {points possible} ⌉

#### Answer streak bonus points

Players are also awarded bonus points for consecutive correct answers.

**When points are toggled to 0** - players can increase their answer streak but will not be awarded bonus points.

**When points are toggled to 1000** - players can increase their answer streak and be awarded up to 500 bonus points. Players can reach answer streaks higher than 6, but will only be awarded 500 bonus points thereafter. An incorrect answer will reset their answer streak to x0.

**When points are toggled to 2000** - players can increase their answer streak and be awarded up to 500 bonus points. Players can reach answer streaks higher than 6, but will only be awarded 500 bonus points thereafter. An incorrect answer will reset their answer streak to x0.

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8 comments

How do I turn off reward points?

Why can I not turn off the streak option now? I always turned it off to give all students a fair chance. It makes it almost impossible for students outside the top 5 to win and they become disengaged. I dislike that this is forced on us now.

I want to turn off points for some questions. How can I do that?

It would be great if i could choice more options than only 3 variants of points amout (0, 1000 or 2000).

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Can we have more than 3 winners at the end? Like top 5 or 6 winners?

I would also like to be able to turn off points for streak, is this something that used to be available? Why was it removed?

I just ran a Kahoot, and everyone who got 100% accuracy for 6000 points.

Why? Isn't there meant to be a time penalty? What have I done wrong?

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